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America’s Oil Boom Can Not Happen Without Groundwater

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Risks are substantial in New Mexico’s Permian Basin.

Study: Fracking Water Use Varies in U.S. Oil and Gas Development

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Shale gas basins in Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, and the Appalachian region use the most water per well.

Choke Point: U.S. — Water, Energy, and the Ohio River Valley’s New Course

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Few places in the United States better understand the economically essential and ecologically risky accord between energy and water than this southeast Ohio town.

To Frack Or Not? Let's Ask The Right Question

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It's apparent why a great number of Michigan residents wonder about the risks of fracking and whether the state and the federal government ought to shut the technology down. The industrial breakthrough that now enables developers to recover oil and natural gas from hydrocarbon-rich shales 6,000 to 10,000 feet beneath the surface is potentially fraught with danger.

The Stream, March 27: Water and Oil in the Amazon

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South America A new billboard in Peru is creating fresh water…

Study: Shale Gas Fracking Taints Rivers in Pennsylvania

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Though groundwater gets most of the attention, rivers are also affected by the rush of shale gas development across the United States, according to a new study that claims both wastewater and well development degrade water quality, but in different ways.

The Stream, March 14: Colorado Utilities Limit Municipal Water Use

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Colorado residents will face some of the strictest water limits…

Washington Water Main, March 7: Interior Secretary Nominee Greets A Respectful Senate Committee

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Interior Secretary nominee Sally Jewell is expected to take the helm of a department with major influence over United States' water, food, and energy systems later this month after a relatively cordial confirmation hearing.

The Stream, March 4: Attention and Resources Turning to U.S. Reservoirs

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As drought settles in to water districts around the U.S., particularly…

Washington Water Main, February 22: Natural Gas and Climate Change Take Center Stage

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A Senate committee hosts arguments on the federal government's role in the U.S. natural gas boom, while Democrats this week released a climate bill that could be the first in years to reach the Senate floor.

The Stream, February 8: In Texas, Recycling Wastewater for Drinking

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Water Supply Wichita Falls, Texas is moving forward with plans…

The Stream, February 6: Lake Michigan Water Levels at Record Lows

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Americas Water levels on Lake Michigan and Lake Huron have reached…