My Mom and Proof of Reasonable Risk Associated with Hydraulic Fracturing


Often faced with one of her children’s’ tortured explanations, my mother would quip, “well, anything is possible.” In the same breath, she would quickly add, “but is it likely?” With regard to hydraulic fracturing, and the recent, largely unsupported claims associated with seismicity, I would add, “even if it is possible, is the risk significant/”
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Newest Bans Offer Important Insight


One thing the oil and gas industry has a lot of is money.
 
So, if all it took was big money, every proposed fracking ban would be roundly defeated.
 
Yet, in Richmond, CA, an estimated $3 million in outside funding failed to dissuade voters from imposing a proposed ban.
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Baker Hughes Move: Prescription for Industry’s Future?


It’s been a long time coming: Baker Hughes’ announcement in April that it will disclose the chemicals used in its fracking fluids may just signal the start of a much-needed tidal change in the oil and gas industry.
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