Fracking News

Fracking is big news. Formally called hydraulic fracturing, but also known as fraccing, hydrofracking, and hydrofracturing, it’s a method of fracturing rock to stimulate the flow of natural gas, oil or other carbon-based fuel. To help keep you abreast of the latest fracking news, Wiser has created a free morning email digest of the best fracking-related media coverage each day. Fracking is very controversial, with vocal anti-fracking activists pointing to the environmental effects and risks of the technique. These risks include pollution of local water supplies, the intensive use of water to undertake fracking, air pollution, increased likelihood of earthquakes, health risks and other issues. On the other side of the debate, supporters of fracking point to the economic stimulus created by fracking activities, the reduced reliance on hydrocarbon imports, and other factors. Whichever side of the debate you’re on, the Wiser daily brief will equip you with all the fracking news you need to start your day.

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Judge dismisses challenge to Winona County’s frack sand ban
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Industrial Strength: How the U.S. Government Hid Fracking's Risks to Drinking Water
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
Senate May Approve Drilling In Alaskan Wilderness With Tax Bill
NPR • Scott Detrow
Rosehill: Q3 2017 Review
Seeking Alpha • Laurentian Research
"How the U.S. Government Hid Fracking's Risks to Drinking Water"
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Chesapeake Energy's (CHK) Presents at Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2017 Global Energy Conference (Transcript)
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Measure Z case wraps in Monterey
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U.S. Oil Ambitions Could Cap Energy ETF Gains
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It's time for a public inquiry into fracking in B.C.
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Last year, more natural gas was produced in British Columbia than at any point in the past 10 years. That may come as a surprise to some people who thought that growth in B.C.'s natural gas industry hinged on the emergence of...
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Energy Regulation, Energy & Utilities
Special report: How the U.S. Government Hid Fracking’s Risks to Drinking Water
NPR State Impact Scott Blanchard
Most mornings, when his 7-year-old son Ryan gets up for school at 6:55, Bryan Latkanich is still awake from the night before, looking online for another home in some part of Pennsylvania with good schools and good water. Six years ago, Latkanich...
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Hydraulic Fracturing, Mining
Judge dismisses challenge to Winona County’s frack sand ban
The Seattle TimesThe
WINONA, Minn. (AP) — A judge has dismissed a challenge to Winona County’s ban on industrial frack sand mining. Minnesota Sands, a company with leases on thousands of acres in southeastern Minnesota, along with a group of landowners sued the county. The...
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Energy Regulation, Hydraulic Fracturing
Industrial Strength: How the U.S. Government Hid Fracking's Risks to Drinking Water
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
Most mornings, when his 7-year-old son Ryan gets up for school at 6:55, Bryan Latkanich is still awake from the night before, looking online for another home in some part of Pennsylvania with good schools and good water. Six years ago, Latkanich...
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Environment, Federal Budget
Senate May Approve Drilling In Alaskan Wilderness With Tax Bill
NPRScott Detrow
The Republican push to pass a major tax overhaul may also include another long-held GOP goal — opening up Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling.
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Hydraulic Fracturing, Oil & Gas
Rosehill: Q3 2017 Review
Seeking AlphaLaurentian Research
Summary Rosehill acquired up to 9,100 net acres in northwest Pecos County, adding over 325 drilling locations, opening a second operating area in addition to the top-quality acres in Loving County. It drilled 7 gross horizontal and two SWD wells, running 2...
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Energy Regulation, Hydraulic Fracturing
"How the U.S. Government Hid Fracking's Risks to Drinking Water"
SEJ Watchdog TipSheetJdavis_Sej
"A pivotal EPA study provided the rationale for exemptions that helped unleash the fracking boom. The science was suppressed to protect industry interests." "Most mornings, when his 7-year-old son Ryan gets up for school at 6:55, Bryan Latkanich is still awake from...
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Hydraulic Fracturing
Chesapeake Energy's (CHK) Presents at Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2017 Global Energy Conference (Transcript)
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Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE:CHK) Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2017 Global Energy Conference November 16, 2017 02:50 PM ET Executives Jason Pigott - EVP of Operations and Technical Analysts Unidentified Company Representative Up next, we are very fortunate to have Jason Pigott,...
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Hydraulic Fracturing, Natural Gas
Measure Z case wraps in Monterey
Santa Cruz NewsCaitlin Conrad
MONTEREY, Calif. — The case against voter approved Measure Z came to a close in a Monterey County Courtroom on Thursday. “We feel really good about this week in court defending Measure Z it passed overwhelmingly because of the passion and the...
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Coal Industry, Crude Oil
U.S. Oil Ambitions Could Cap Energy ETF Gains
ETF TrendsMax Chen
U.S. crude oil output is picking up pace as prices stabilize. However, the increased supply coming out of hydraulic fracturing techniques could cap gains in energy-related ETFs. The United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO), which tracks West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures,...
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