Hydraulic Fracturing (fracking)


Wed December 12, 2012

Energy Hearing Focuses on Setback Distance and Water Quality

KUNC File Photo

Energy regulators in Colorado are examining whether to increase the distance between oil and gas drilling sites and buildings such as schools and homes.

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Tue December 11, 2012
Planet Money

NYT Excerpt: Is Fracking A Blessing Or A Curse?



Tue November 20, 2012
Around the Nation

There's Oil On Them Thar Campuses!

Originally published on Tue November 20, 2012 4:14 pm

Students in environmental science professor Jeffery Stone's class watch as a seismic shaker truck rolls through Indiana State University's campus.
Tony Campbell Courtesy of Indiana State University

Imagine going to college and finding an oil rig on campus. That's becoming increasingly likely as oil and gas companies use a controversial technique commonly referred to as fracking to extract resources from land underneath campuses across the country.

Environmental science professor Jeffery Stone will never forget the day the earth shook on Indiana State University's campus in Terre Haute.

"They did it like in eight-second pulses, and you could feel the whole sidewalk wobble like an earthquake almost," Stone says.

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Tue November 6, 2012

Fracking Ban Passes in Longmont

Sam Schabacker

Hydraulic fracturing will be banned within Longmont city limits as voters approve ballot question 300.

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Tue October 30, 2012
CO VOTE 2012

On The Ballot: Boulder Votes On 2A & 2B, Longmont on 300

A protestor holds a sign in support of the Longmont Fracking ban, 300
Credit Sam Schabacker