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A drilling rig explores the Marcellus Shale.

Fracking chemicals found in Pennsylvania drinking water

May 5, 2015
Kai Ryssdal talks to Scott Tong about fracking chemicals found in drinking water
Posted In: sustainability, chemicals, fracking, Pennsylvania

A ban on fracking bans (no, you didn't misread that)

May 4, 2015
Texas is looking to ban local bans on fracking, and it's not alone.
Posted In: fracking, texas, oklahoma
Court case in Oklahoma examines whether oil and gas firms should be held liable for earthquake-related damage.

Should oil companies be liable for earthquake-related damage?

Mar 19, 2015
The Oklahoma Supreme Court will soon decide if fracking is linked to earthquakes.
Posted In: earthquakes, fracking, oklahoma
John Schniegenberg, principal engineer for Dominion East Ohio, at one of the company’s gas compressor stations outside Canton, Ohio.

In shale country, a boom in quiet

Mar 6, 2015
Businesses that help dampen the noise from oil and gas development are thriving.
Posted In: fracking, oil and gas development, noise
An oil well in North Dakota.

Pipeline spill exposes a fracking cost

Jan 22, 2015
Wastewater spill is a huge reminder that fracking generates contaminated water.
Posted In: pipeline, fracking, North Dakota
An official from oil-and-gas producer Encana Corp shows off a handful of sand at a fracking site in Colorado.

States play catch-up with sand mining

Jan 19, 2015
In Wisconsin, sand mines go uninspected, fines are modest and some rules have lapsed.
Posted In: fracking, sand, Wisconsin

Frac sand companies get creative with local politics

Jan 16, 2015
When a Wisconsin county tried to shut them out, sand companies found a way in.
Posted In: fracking, sand, Wisconsin
Giant mounds of sand sit by a rail spur at an 800-acre frac-sand facility run by Hi-Crush Partners in Trempealeau County, Wisconsin.

Sand turns a rural county upside-down

Jan 15, 2015
Fracking creates a sand rush in western Wisconsin, and not everyone is happy.
Posted In: fracking, sand

With oil prices down, small companies feel the squeeze

Jan 14, 2015
When oil prices drop, size and location matter to the survival of oil companies.
Posted In: crude oil, fracking, North Dakota
A moose confronts a driveway  in Pinedale, Wyoming.

To build housing, or not, for oil boom workers

Jan 6, 2015
When an investment is good for transient energy workers, but not for a small town.
Posted In: wyoming, fracking, oil boom, housing boom

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