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Reports says fracking ban would hurt PA jobs

Any federal ban on fracking for oil and natural gas would cause fuel prices to surge, leading to job losses, higher electricity and gasoline costs and an increased cost of living, especially in top gas-producing states like Pennsylvania, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said in a report issued on Friday. Four days before the presidential election, the Chamber’s report focused ...

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Top Stories of the Week July 3-9

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Over the past year, Energy Media Group has put together a top 5 stories specific our separate shale plays websites, which include Bakken.com, EagleFordTexas.com, Marcellus.com, PermianShale.com, Haynesville.com, and NiobraraChalk.com. Going forward, our Top Stories of the Week will be an all-inclusive posting of the stories that our readers across all areas found most engaging, including international headlines to those affecting ...

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Western Maryland town bans fracking within its borders

FRIENDSVILLE, Md. (AP) — The western Maryland town of Friendsville is banning hydraulic fracturing for natural gas within its borders. The Town Council approved the ban on a 5-1 vote Tuesday. The town is in Garrett County, which overlies part of the gas-rich Marcellus shale rock formation. State environmental regulators are developing rules to allow companies to use the technique ...

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Wheatfield fracking moratorium effective immediately

WHEATFIELD — The Wheatfield Town Board has approved a moratorium which temporarily prohibits multiple uses of fracking waste within town limits. The unanimous vote, taken by the town board during Monday’s meeting, came in response to a rise in public concern over the past few months with regard to National Fuel’s proposed gas dehydrator on Liberty Drive. Since National Fuel ...

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Florida commissioners unanimously agree on fracking ban

TAVARES — Lake County commissioners today unanimously voted to oppose bills moving quickly through the Legislature that would strip counties of the right to regulate or ban fracking. Commissioner Welton Cadwell proposed the measure, which also is supported by the Florida Association of Counties. Lake became the 33rd of Florida’s 67 counties to object to the state’s attempted takeover of ...

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Estero goes frack free

Estero is a “frack free zone.” The village council on Wednesday approved an ordinance that prohibits hydraulic and acid fracturing, known as fracking, which use chemicals to dissolve rock below the ground. Councilor Don Brown was absent due to medical reasons. By doing so, Estero has joined the city of Bonita Springs in banning an oil drilling and exploration method ...

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UK to allow shale gas fracking beneath national parks

UK to allow shale gas fracking beneath national parks

LONDON – British lawmakers on Wednesday voted in favor of the use of fracking to extract shale gas under national parks, weakening a decision against fracking in national parks made earlier this year and giving shale gas explorers access to more resources. Britain is estimated to have substantial amounts of gas trapped in underground shale rocks and Prime Minister Cameron ...

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Estero moves forward with fracking ban

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Estero’s village council on Wednesday unanimously moved forward with its ban of the oil and gas exploration technique known as fracking. The ordinance argues that oil extraction methods such as acid stimulation, hydraulic fracturing and acid fracturing — which use chemicals to dissolve rock below the ground — may pose widespread risk to public health and safety. Councilor Katy Errington, ...

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Fla. legislators hear fracking fears during Lee delegation meeting

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Two state bills that would regulate oil industry techniques known as “fracking” have failed to win over Lee and Collier anti-drilling activists. They spoke in opposition of the companion bills — SB 318 sponsored by Sen. Garrett Richter, R-Naples, and HB 191 sponsored by Rep. Ray Rodrigues, R- Estero — Wednesday at Lee County’s local delegation meeting. Richter and Rodrigues ...

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Court orders anti-fracking issue back on Youngstown ballot

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that an anti-fracking measure in Youngstown must be put back on fall ballots. In a unanimous decision last week, the high court said the Mahoning County Board of Elections lacked the authority not to certify an anti-fracking charter amendment and so must put it back on the Nov. 3 ballot. ...

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