Hydraulic Fracturing (fracking) http://www.kunc.org en Confusion Among Voters As Energy Ballot Initiative Deadline Looms http://www.kunc.org/post/confusion-among-voters-energy-ballot-initiative-deadline-looms <p>Summer isn’t the only thing heating up Denver’s 16<sup>th</sup> Street Mall this July. Pedestrians and workers are seeing more activity as advocates gather signatures for energy-related ballot issues.</p><p>A few of these proposals restrict oil and gas drilling, while others support it. With their contradictory messages &nbsp;– including sometimes inaccurate talking points from both sides – some Colorado voters say they are getting confused.</p><p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Grace Hood 58834 at http://www.kunc.org Confusion Among Voters As Energy Ballot Initiative Deadline Looms Florida County Goes To Court Over 'Acid Fracking' Near Everglades http://www.kunc.org/post/florida-county-goes-court-over-acid-fracking-near-everglades In southwest Florida, county officials are fighting the state over a new oil drilling process that's known by many different names: acidification, acidizing, acid stimulation and acid fracking.<p>Collier County has charged that state regulators have been lax in their oversight of the drilling, jeopardizing public health and the environment.<p>Acid has long been used in oil drilling operations in Florida to dissolve and loosen the limestone bedrock. But a drilling operation near Naples, on the western edge of the Everglades, was something new. In December, Texas-based Dan A. Hughes Co. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 21:31:00 +0000 Greg Allen 58514 at http://www.kunc.org When Energy Companies Are Bad Neighbors http://www.kunc.org/post/when-energy-companies-are-bad-neighbors <p>The constant, loud thrum of engines at an oil and gas compressor station permeates the air as I stand on the grassy lawn of Frank and Theresa Brothers, in Carroll County, Ohio.</p><p>The setting is rural; fields, forests, an Amish man in a surrey trotting by -- but the noise is industrial.</p><p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn 58401 at http://www.kunc.org When Energy Companies Are Bad Neighbors Group Cleared For Signature Gathering As Special Session Hopes Dwindle http://www.kunc.org/post/group-cleared-signature-gathering-special-session-hopes-dwindle <p>The group Safe. Clean. Colorado. said it’s received clearance from the Colorado Supreme Court to gather signatures for more statewide ballot measures placing limits on oil and gas development.</p><p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:27:37 +0000 Grace Hood 58421 at http://www.kunc.org Group Cleared For Signature Gathering As Special Session Hopes Dwindle Liquid Drill Waste, Quakes And Spills: Connecting Both East And West http://www.kunc.org/post/liquid-drill-waste-quakes-and-spills-connecting-both-east-and-west <p>The headwaters of the Cuyahoga River run smooth and pudding-brown; warblers dart through flooded underbrush, and the canoe I'm in travels swiftly and silently downstream.</p><p>This river, an icon of the modern environmental movement, is perhaps most <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/06/22/the-fable-of-the-burning-river-45-years-later/" target="_blank">famous for catching fire</a> multiple times in the 1960s and catalyzing the series of environmental protections the U.S. Congress passed in that era. It's now mostly clean, and serves as a symbol for another environmental problem -- the potential risk the natural gas boom poses to clean water in Ohio and other states experiencing a rush of energy activity.</p><p> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 14:00:22 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn 58335 at http://www.kunc.org Liquid Drill Waste, Quakes And Spills: Connecting Both East And West