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In North Dakota’s Booming Oil Patch, One Tribe Beat Back Fracking

The water, more than anything, explains why members of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians acted so quickly when they learned their region was next in line for fracking.

Oklahoma Residents Sue 12 ‘Reckless’ Fracking Companies for Earthquake Damage

Oklahoma has seen a dramatic uptick in earthquakes in recent years, and some residents refuse to sit idly by.

Report: Eagle Ford Shale Has Peaked, Lifting of Oil Export Ban Could Drain Field More Quickly

A new report published by the Post Carbon Institute concludes that Texas' Eagle Ford Shale basin, the most prolific shale oil basin in the U.S., has peaked and reached terminal decline status.

"Abandoned" by EPA, Landowners from Dimock, Pavillion, Parker County Demand Inclusion in EPA National Fracking Study

For the past five years, the EPA has undertaken a highly-consequential national study on the impacts that hydraulic fracturing (fracking) can have on American drinking water supplies.

As the Fracking Boom Spreads, One Watershed Draws the Line

After spreading across Pennsylvania, fracking for natural gas has run into government bans in the Delaware River watershed.

Communities Pushing For Legal Rights To Regain Power Over Fracking Companies

A Colorado group with concerns about the environmental impacts of fracking are pushing for a fundamental change to the state’s legal system to give communities greater power over corporations.

Study: Fracking Industry Wells Associated With Premature Birth

New research suggests increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes closer to active unconventional natural gas wells

2 More Fracking-Related Earthquakes Hit Oklahoma Despite New Rules Meant to Prevent Them

Two earthquakes registering at a 4.5 and a 4.4 magnitude shook frack-happy Oklahoma on Saturday, some of the strongest felt in the state this year.

How Fracking Changed the Economics of Oil Production Around the World

US shale oil is unusual, in being privately owned: most of the world’s oil reserves (over 70 percent) are in state hands.

U.S. tight oil production decline

U.S. oil production has begun to drop in response to low oil prices, but not as dramatically as many had anticipated.

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