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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
Oil workers on a rig in Midland County, Texas.

How the oil boom woke up a Texas town

Dec 18, 2014
Kai talks with Adrian DeLeon, the mayor of Carrizo Springs, Texas.
Posted In: Oil, texas, fracking, eagle ford shale
Anti-fracking demonstrators protest in New York City.

New York is first state to ban fracking

Dec 17, 2014
Kai sits down with Marketplace's Scott Tong to talk fracking.
Posted In: fracking, New York, Oil

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