Appalachian Lab professor honored for fracking report

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En route to Los Angeles flying somewhere over California, I noticed a bunch of barren empty lots that seemed to follow two ridge-lines in the desert. After watching Josh Fox’s recent documentary Gasland, I think these are hydraulic fracturing sites.

"Fracking" is a harmful practice used for creating boreholes fundamental to oil and natural gas extraction, in which a toxic cocktail of chemicals is injected deep below the ground in order to fracture rock formations.

In 2005, the Bush administration pushed through the Energy Policy Act or the "Halliburton loophole," which exempted hydraulic fracturing from previous federal regulations and allowed the practice to rapidly proliferate. Since 2009, the FRAC Act, which calls for the disclosure of the chemicals being used in hydraulic fracturing, has been sitting on a table somewhere waiting to be reviewed by some committee.

For more information visit gaslandthemovie.com/

Appalachian Lab professor honored for fracking report
Eshleman was recognized for his leadership in preparing a landmark report on best management practices for unconventional natural gas extraction, also known as fracking, as part of the Marcellus Shale Safe Drilling Initiative established by Gov.
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Fracking Day of Action: May 22 in Albany
Back in March, the New York State Assembly passed a two-year moratorium on all new fracking and required a comprehensive health impact assessment to be carried out. Now it's time for Senate to act. Join NRDC and more that a dozen other groups …
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California Fracking Ban: Golden State Moratorium On Controversial Practice
SAN FRANCISCO — Efforts to put the brakes on the practice of hydraulic fracturing, often called "fracking," took a step forward in California earlier this week. A trio of bills aiming to impose a moratorium on the controversial oil and natural gas …
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