Monterey County Voters Approve Ban On Oil Drilling, FrackingVoters in an oil-producing county in California have cracked down on fracking and new oil-well drilling.
5.6 Magnitude Oklahoma Quake Felt As Far Away As Arizona Puts Focus On FrackingA 5.6 magnitude quake in Oklahoma is calling attention to fracking and the disposal of oil and gas field wastewater deep underground.
Oklahoma Quake Felt From Texas To IowaOne of the largest earthquakes on record in Oklahoma rattled the Midwest on Saturday from Oklahoma to Iowa.
Alameda County Leaders Ban FrackingAlameda County leaders voted in favor of banning fracking Tuesday evening, making it the first county in the Bay Area to do so, and the fifth county in California to ban fracking.
Stanford University Study Finds Fracking Harmed Wyoming Drinking WaterStanford University researchers released a new study stating that practices common in the hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, industry have impacted a Wyoming community's drinking water and may be impacting other drinking water sources.
Environmental Group Says Government Is Ignoring Dangers Of Fracking Off California CoastThe Center For Biological Diversity is criticizing a draft environmental assessment released Monday by the U.S. government that was meant to evaluate the environmental effects of well stimulation treatments, including fracking, off the coast of California.
Magnitude 5.1 Earthquake In Northwest Oklahoma Felt In 7 StatesA 5.1 magnitude earthquake shook northwest Oklahoma and the USGS said it was the 3rd-largest temblor recorded in a state where the power and frequency of earthquakes has dramatically increased in recent years.
California Orders 33 Oil Wells Shut For Dumping Waste Fluid Into Protected AquifersCalifornia is shutting down another 33 oilfield wells that state officials improperly permitted to inject into federally-protected water supplies.
Fracking Study Urges Greater Oversight To Determine Health, Environmental RisksCalifornia has yet to get a handle on potential health and environmental risks from the state's fracking boom, a state-commissioned study concluded Thursday.
Report: Earthquakes Triggered By Oil, Gas Drilling Shake Over A Dozen Areas In U.S.More than a dozen areas in the United States have been shaken in recent years by small earthquakes triggered by oil and gas drilling, a government report released Thursday found.
UC Researcher's Study Suggests Fracking Leads To Higher Levels Of Radon GasA preliminary study co-authored by a University of California researcher claims levels of cancer-causing radon gas has increased in Pennsylvania homes as fracking has expanded in the state.
This Week: Robin Williams Is Protected & Maya Angelou Gets StampedThis week, a late comedian's likeness can't be used for quite some time and a late poet gets honored.