Thursday, November 17, 2011

Debate over fracking heats up


"Fracking debate before state Oil and Gas Commission

SANTA FE -- As the issue becomes talked about more and more, industry has moved to start talking about it publicly. The New Mexico Oil and Gas Association is taking part in a nationwide program conducted by the industry to disclose the chemical compounds in fracking fluids. When the initiative came up this past summer, Steve Henike of the state industry group says they want the Oil and Gas Commission to approve disclosure of fracking compounds after a well is drilled. But Doug Micklejohn of the New Mexico Environmental Law Center says disclosure should take place before, not after, the fact. " Listen>>>>

Monday, November 7, 2011

Supreme Court refuses to hear renewable fuel case

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Nov. 7, 2011, 1:07 p.m. EST

By Steve Gelsi

"NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a request from the oil and chemical industry to strike down the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The National Petrochemical and Refiners Association (NPRA); as well as the American Petroleum Institute submitted a petition in July for the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the case." More>>>

Cuadrilla Resources confirms that fracking caused earthquakes

"LONDON, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Shale gas exploration triggered small earthquakes near Blackpool in northwest England earlier this year, UK firm Cuadrilla Resources said, adding to concerns about the safety of a technology that is transforming U.S. energy markets." More>>>>