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USGS scientist says research on fracking relationship to earthquakes is still preliminary

By | 08.29.11 | 9:16 am | More from The Colorado Independent

A U.S. Geological Survey scientist Friday said large earthquakes in unusual places like Virginia and southern Colorado earlier this week aren’t typically associated with the controversial natural gas drilling process called hydraulic fracturing.

Colorado earthquakes studied for ties to gas fracking, water disposal

By | 08.24.11 | 1:51 pm | More from The Colorado Independent

Monday’s 5.3-magnitude earthquake southwest of Trinidad in southern Colorado is being called rare but “consistent with the region and historic activity in the area,” and so far no official connection is being made to gas drilling — or hydraulic fracturing — of relatively shallow coal-bed methane gas reserves in More…

Colo. lawmakers laud Dept. of Energy fracking report on accountability

By | 08.12.11 | 4:31 pm | More from The Colorado Independent

The two Colorado lawmakers leading the charge to clean up the controversial natural gas drilling process called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, were pleased by a federal advisory panel’s findings Thursday urging greater transparency and disclosure of the chemicals used in the process. But both warned much more needs to be More…

Texas inches closer to nation-leading model for fracking transparency

By | 05.13.11 | 4:16 pm | More from The Colorado Independent

As Colorado oil and gas officials continue to resist attempts by some members of the state’s congressional delegation to pass federal law compelling the disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, Texas, of all places, could soon establish a national model for fracking transparency.

The Associated Press is More…

Officials say fracking chemical disclosure won’t stop spills

By | 05.13.11 | 2:17 pm | More from The Colorado Independent

Colorado’s top oil and gas regulator and the head of one of the state’s leading industry lobbying groups both say federal legislation compelling disclosure of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing would not have prevented the state’s worst cases of groundwater contamination.

COGCC Director David Neslin

“Has the More…

New music video by journalists finds humor in hydraulic fracturing

By | 05.12.11 | 2:57 pm | More from The Colorado Independent

A new music video called “My Water’s On Fire Tonight (The Fracking Song)” by David Holmes and journalism students at New York University’s Studio 20 is making the rounds after being posted on the Pulitzer Prize-winning website ProPublica this morning.

Pelosi: Oil and gas operators should want to disclose chems used in fracking, for legal protection

By | 05.04.11 | 8:57 am | More from The Colorado Independent

Echoing sentiments expressed to the Colorado Independent by U.S. House Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., more than 49 percent of the shareholders of an oil and gas company in the Permian Basin of West Texas recently asked for more transparency in hydraulic fracturing operations.

Pelosi last week told the Independent More…

Pelosi, DeGette say natural gas industry should disclose all fracking chemicals

By | 04.29.11 | 5:02 pm | More from The Colorado Independent

In a sit-down interview with the Colorado Independent in Denver this week, U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Colorado Congresswoman Diana DeGette said the natural gas industry should support full public disclosure of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing as a “protection” from potential litigation.