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Cracks in cement casings allowed pollutants into water sources, not fracking.
September 17, 2014- Health & Safety News - Industry News

New study shows fracking doesn’t contaminate water

Fracking doesn’t lead to contaminated water, according to a new study by researchers published in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Emissions into the atmosphere have steadily dropped over the last few years.
September 15, 2014- Health & Safety News - Industry News

Fracking has helped reduce carbon emissions

Carbon emissions have been reduced to 1990 levels with the aid of fracking, according to a new report by scientists in the Annual Review of Environment and Resources.

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Biochar is easy to use and relatively cheap for oil and gas companies.
September 9, 2014- Health & Safety News - Industry News - Product Innovations - Product Trends

Researchers find way to clean wastewater

Using a collection of agricultural waste, called biochar, scientists are able to filter chemical-laced frac water and remove impurities before the water is returned to the surface, according to a new study by the Southwest Research Institute and the University of Texas at San Antonio.

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Nevada approved regulations to allow fracking in the state.
September 4, 2014- Health & Safety News - Industry News

Fracking coming to Nevada

Nevada will now be open for hydraulic fracturing after state regulators passed fracking guidelines on Aug. 28, according to the Reno-Gazette Journal.

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The oil fields are open once again for drillers in California.
September 3, 2014- Health & Safety News - Industry News

New fracking report allows California to keep drilling

The oil and gas industry scored another victory on Aug. 28 with a new report showing little environmental impact as a result of fracking in California, according to the Los Angeles Times. 

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Shale rock in Illinois is the new site of interest for energy companies.
August 29, 2014- Health & Safety News - Industry News

Illinois waiting for fracking approval

A new set of fracking regulations created by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources is scheduled to be released on Aug. 29, according to the Chicago Tribune.

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Frac sand mining in Wisconsin has helped produce an oil boom across the country.
August 27, 2014- Health & Safety News - Industry News

Frac sand moratorium ends in Trempealeau County, Wisconsin

Frac sand mining in Trempealeau County, Wisconsin may soon resume again after a year-long moratorium expires at the end of August, according to Wisconsin Public Radio. 

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New research explained that fracking methods could be more beneficial for the environment instead of coal generated energy.
June 6, 2014- Health & Safety News - Industry News - Product Innovations

New research says shale revolution could be beneficial to the environment

With fracking increasing and coal-fired electricity generation dwindling, the newly revamped energy process could be helping the environment.

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The EPA recently announced a plan to lower the CO2 levels by 30 percent by 2030, which could create a higher demand for natural gas.
June 4, 2014- Health & Safety News - Industry News

Hydraulic fracturing demand could increase from new carbon proposal

The Environmental Protection Agency announced on June 2, a new proposal to limit the carbon dioxide emission by 30 percent from the levels at 2005 to 2030.

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Many community groups demand further transparency about the contents of fracking fluid.
May 27, 2014- Health & Safety News - Industry News

As demand for fracking increases, focus on compliance likely to grow as well

As hydraulic fracturing grows, the demand for fracking fluid is likely to increase. As these industries get bigger, it is likely communities will ask for further transparency about the chemicals used during fracking.

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