Environmental Groups Have Lost the War Against Fracking


Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a technique to remove natural gas and oil from shale formations, has been under withering assault from environmental groups for much of the last decade. Fracking has been blamed for contamination of drinking water, air pollution, earthquakes, water shortages, global warming, radiation discharge, and even cancer. But it appears that environmentalists have lost the battle against fracking.
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New EIA Estimate for Monterey: Dashed Dreams or Nightmare Deferred?


Reading the dozens of dire, gleeful, mournful and doubtful headlines after Reuters and the Los Angeles Times broke news of the Energy Information Administration’s revised estimates, one would think that oil production in California’s Monterey Shale is either an industry dream that will never come true or a nightmare from which environmentalists have awakened, jubilant and relieved.
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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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Film Festival Censorship Highlights Need for Personal Approach


In January, FrackNation was pulled from the Frozen River Film Festival (FRFF) in Winona, Minnesota. It was the first time in the festival’s history that it has censored a documentary it had planned on featuring.
 
It was disappointing, but not surprising.
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