A new study by the U.S. Geological Survey says more data is needed to be able to say for sure if a link exists between unconventional oil and gas development and degraded water quality.
The move to veto showcases the Obama administration’s focus on climate change and sheds light on the growing concerns over fracking.
Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency.
A detailed draft analysis of policy options for hydraulic fracturing — more commonly known as fracking — has been released by the University of Michigan.
Democrats on a congressional oversight panel are stepping up their investigation into how well states are regulating the disposal of oil and gas waste, citing continuing public concern about the potential environmental and health risks of hydraulic fracturing.
The township supervisor is calling on lawmakers to change current Michigan law that does not permit local governments to ban or even regulate gas and oil drilling.
The state Department of Environmental Quality has updated its regulations of hydraulic fracturing or “fracking,” a technique for extracting natural gas and oil from deep underground.
Low prices for gas and high costs of retrieving it from deep rock offer little incentive for major development.
The state Department of Environmental Quality this week issued a violation notice to Encana Oil and Gas.
Proposed legislation would tighten regulation on a process known as “fracking.”