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USGS: More Data Needed To Assess Any Fracking-Pollution Link

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.

03/04/2015

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Keystone XL Veto Could Make A Case Against Fracking

The move to veto showcases the Obama administration’s focus on climate change and sheds light on the growing concerns over fracking.

02/26/2015

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Defying GOP, Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

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.

02/24/2015

Pump jacks are seen next to a canal in an oil field over the Monterey Shale formation where gas and oil extraction using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is on the verge of a boom on March 23, 2014 near Lost Hills, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

U-M Releases Report Detailing Options For Fracking In Michigan

A detailed draft analysis of policy options for hydraulic fracturing — more commonly known as fracking — has been released by the University of Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/20/2015

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Congressional Democrats Seek To Step Up Fracking Oversight

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.

02/17/2015

Pump jacks are seen next to a canal in an oil field over the Monterey Shale formation where gas and oil extraction using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is on the verge of a boom on March 23, 2014 near Lost Hills, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Fracking On The Discussion Table At W. Bloomfield Township Meeting Wednesday

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/07/2014

Barrel used to hold fuel. FILE PHOTO. (credit: ALI AL-SAADI/AFP/Getty Images, File)

Michigan Updates Oil, Gas ‘Fracking’ Regulations

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/29/2014

Study: New Gas Development Boom Unlikely In Mich.

Low prices for gas and high costs of retrieving it from deep rock offer little incentive for major development.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/05/2013

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Michigan Cites Company For Fracking-Related Spill

The state Department of Environmental Quality this week issued a violation notice to Encana Oil and Gas.

08/02/2013

State reps Vicki Barnett, Jim Nash, Jim Townsend and Ellen Cogan Lipton.  (credit: Pat Sweeting/WWJ)

State Lawmakers Want A Crackdown On Fracking

Proposed legislation would tighten regulation on a process known as “fracking.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/11/2013

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