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Fracking causes no widespread harm to drinking water, EPA says

Hydraulic fracturing to drill for oil and natural gas has not caused widespread harm to drinking water in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday in a report that also warned of potential contamination of water supplies if safeguards are not maintained.

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New York to ban fracking; environmentalists cheer

Handing environmentalists a breakthrough victory, New York plans to prohibit fracking for natural gas because of what regulators say are its unexplored health risks and dubious economic benefits.

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Should NJ ban fracking waste?

Fracking waste will continue to be dumped in New Jersey waters. Should this concern residents of the state?

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Advocates of fracking-waste ban mount NJ campaign

In an effort to override Gov. Chris Christie's veto of the fracking waste bill, a coalition of environmental, community, labor and faith-based groups have launched a campaign that calls on the Legislature to take action.

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Christie vetoes bill that would ban fracking waste in NJ

Gov. Chris Christie has once again vetoed legislation that would have banned the state from treating or storing waste products from natural gas drilling.

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Barbara Brown poses for a photo by the front step of her home that now sits about one foot off the surface of her lawn, Saturday, June 21, 2014, in Reno, Texas.  (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Barbara Brown poses for a photo by the front step of her home that now sits about one foot off the surface of her lawn, Saturday, June 21, 2014, in Reno, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
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States confront worries about fracking, quakes

AZLE, Texas (AP) -- Earthquakes used to be almost unheard of on the vast stretches of prairie that unfold across Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma.

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William Saum, in Clarksburg, W. Va. In March 2013, a truck carrying drilling water overturned onto his wife's car, killing his two young sons.  (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
William Saum, in Clarksburg, W. Va. In March 2013, a truck carrying drilling water overturned onto his wife's car, killing his two young sons. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
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AP: Fracking Boom Boosts Highway Deaths

Booming production of oil and natural gas has exacted a little-known price on some of the nation's roads, contributing to a spike in traffic fatalities in states where many streets and highways are choked with large trucks and heavy drilling equipment.

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Ohio Geologists Tie Small Quakes to Fracking

State geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquakes in a geologic formation deep under the Appalachians to gas drilling, leading the state to issue new permit conditions in certain areas that are among the nation's strictest.

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NJ Eyes Ban on Fracking Waste From Any State

New Jersey lawmakers are considering a ban on treating or storing waste products created by hydraulic fracturing operations in the natural gas exploration industry.

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U.S. Poised to Become World’s Largest Oil Producer [AUDIO]

Domestic oil production continues advancing to the point that we are poised to overtake Saudi Arabia as the king of crude.

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