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Va. county calls for disclosure of fracking chemicals


ABINGDON, Va. — The Washington County Board of Supervisors says drilling companies should disclose chemicals they use in fracking. Media outlets report that the board passed a resolution Tuesday calling for the state to require disclosure of chemicals used in the natural gas drilling method. The resolution states that landowners should know what is placed on their property so they ...

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Shale industry fracturing under debt burden

By John Deede, Shale Plays Media | Google+ Many areas surrounding the shale oil deposits have seen the financial benefits of drilling in the past decade. Many of the companies doing the drilling, however, do not seem to be the beneficiaries of the windfall of money, with many of them highly leveraged with debt. As Asjylyn Loder of Bloomerg reports: Shale ...

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