Hydraulic Fracturing (fracking)

12:50pm

Wed May 28, 2014
Energy

What’s In A Word: Is It Fracking or Frac’ing?

Fracking vs Frac’ing: On the left, fracking protesters hold a sign outside Fort Collins City Council Chambers. Pictured on the right, the fracturing process at a well site.
Grace Hood (left) / Irekia - Eusko Jaurlaritza (right) KUNC (left)/ Creative Commons (right)

While the media, the public and now the Merriam-Webster Collegiate dictionary all spell it “fracking,” many in the oil and gas industry don’t.

“I would spell it frac’ing,” said Scott Hall, a Denver-based petroleum engineer with decades in the industry.

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5:30am

Tue May 20, 2014
Energy

For Energy In Colorado, Wyoming And North Dakota, The Boom Plays Out Differently

A Drilling operation in Weld County, Colo.
EcoFlight ecoflight.org

A continuing energy boom in the Rocky Mountains and Northern Great Plains is reshaping the future of what’s powering America. The three states are feeling this new energy economy differently, and it’s changing political realities in different ways.

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8:44am

Sat May 10, 2014
Environment

Oil And Gas Methane Emissions Triple Previous Estimates

A drilling rig and associated equipment near a neighborhood in Weld County, Colorado, just south of Dacono.
Credit David Oonk / CIRES

As new restrictions on methane emissions for Colorado’s Oil and Gas Industry begin, a collaborative study by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the University of Colorado and the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Studies reveals those emissions are three times as high than originally thought.

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3:37pm

Mon May 5, 2014
Oil and Gas

State Legislature Fails To Resolve Local Control Fight

Oil and gas work takes place on Highway 392 East of Windsor
Grace Hood KUNC

5:24am

Fri May 2, 2014
Law

Texas Family's Nuisance Complaint Seen As Win Against Fracking

Originally published on Wed May 7, 2014 3:22 pm

A Dallas jury recently awarded nearly $3 million to a family who said they were poisoned by a natural gas drilling operation near their North Texas ranch. The verdict, reached on April 22, is being called a landmark by opponents of the drilling technique, called hydraulic fracturing or "fracking."

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