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Underused Drilling Practices Could Avoid Pollution

By Abrahm Lustgarten ProPublica Versions of this story were published in the Albany Times Union and the Times Herald-Record. As environmental concerns threaten to derail natural gas drilling projects across the country, the energy industry has developed innovative ways to make it easier to exploit the nation’s reserves without polluting air and drinking water. Energy […]

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Africa News Southern Africa Water Wire IPS-hosted African News Feed Asian carp A list of eating instructions The Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries posted a video and instructions on carp consumption. Asian Carp Management An official U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Web site designed to coordinate control and management of Asian carp in the […]

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New York Drilling Study a Step Forward

By Abrahm Lustgarten ProPublica New York’s recently released review of the environmental risks (PDF) posed by natural gas production in the Marcellus Shale offers the clearest picture yet of the chemicals used in the drilling process called hydraulic fracturing. The document makes public the names of 260 chemicals, more than eight times as many as […]

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With Natural Gas Drilling Boom, Pennsylvania Faces an Onslaught of Wastewater

By Joaquin Sapien ProPublica Workers at a steel mill and a power plant were the first to notice something strange about the Monongahela River last summer. The water that U.S. Steel and Allegheny Energy used to power their plants contained so much salty sediment that it was corroding their machinery. Nearby residents saw something odd, […]

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EPA: Chemicals Found in Wyoming Drinking Water Might Be From Fracking

By Abrahm Lustgarten ProPublica Federal environment officials investigating drinking water contamination near the ranching town of Pavillion, Wyoming have found that at least three water wells contain a chemical used in the natural gas drilling process of hydraulic fracturing. Scientists also found traces of other contaminants, including oil, gas or metals, in 11 of 39 […]