Stories tagged: fracking
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 9:21 p.m.
How much did the downtown protest cost Olympia? About $40,000.
Cleanup of an 11-day protest in downtown Olympia over the shipment of fracking materials cost the city about $40,000, according to City Manager Steve Hall. Port Commissioner E.J. Zita wants …
Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 5:14 p.m.
Ex-Rep. Hinchey, who pushed to protect the environment, dies
Former U.S. Rep. Maurice Hinchey, a veteran lawmaker known for pressing to protect the environment during a career that spanned from the era of the Love Canal toxic waste site …
UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 4:38 p.m.
4.4 magnitude earthquake recorded in northern Oklahoma
Officials say a relatively powerful earthquake has struck a remote area of northern Oklahoma.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 9:53 a.m.
Quinault Nation celebrates Army Corps decision on Dakota oil pipeline
Quinault Indian Nation President Fawn Sharp and others from the tribe arrived at the Standing Rock protest camp just in time to join in the celebration after the decision by …
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 2:59 p.m.
USGS records 5 earthquakes overnight in northern Oklahoma
The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded five small earthquakes in northern Oklahoma, including a magnitude 3.9 temblor near Pawnee where the state’s largest earthquake was recorded in September.
Fri., Nov. 25, 2016, 1:50 p.m.
USGS: 4.3 magnitude earthquake hits northern Oklahoma
No injuries or damage were reported after a 4.3 magnitude earthquake struck northern Oklahoma on Friday morning.
Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 10:19 a.m.
Residents file class-action suit over man-made earthquakes
Residents of the town hit by Oklahoma’s worst earthquake have filed a class-action lawsuit against dozens of energy companies, accusing them of triggering dozens of temblors by injecting wastewater from …
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016, 9:57 a.m.
Earthquakes rattle Oklahoma days after 5.0 magnitude temblor
A series of earthquakes has rattled parts of Oklahoma just days after a magnitude 5.0 earthquake hit a key oil hub in the north of the state.
Mon., Nov. 7, 2016, 8:43 a.m.
Oklahoma oil operations resume after earthquake
State regulators in Oklahoma said normal operations have resumed at the Cushing oil storage terminal after a 5.0 magnitude earthquake struck Sunday night.
Thu., Sept. 22, 2016, 11:28 a.m.
Satellite-based radar confirms man-made Texas earthquakes
Scientists used radar from satellites to show that five Texas earthquakes, one reaching magnitude 4.8, were caused by injections of wastewater in drilling for oil and gas.
Mon., Sept. 12, 2016, 6:09 p.m.
Oklahoma, EPA shutter 32 wells in new earthquake-prone area
A 5.8-magnitude earthquake and a series of smaller aftershocks in Oklahoma led to the discovery of a new fault line and stoked fears among some scientists about activity along other …
Tue., Sept. 6, 2016, 3:57 p.m.
EPA shuts down 17 wells in Osage Nation after Oklahoma quake
Federal regulators have shut down 17 wastewater disposal wells in the Osage Nation of northeastern Oklahoma following a weekend earthquake that matched the state’s strongest on record, state officials confirmed …
Tue., June 14, 2016, 3:53 p.m.
New data will help Colorado study health effects of fracking
New data on air pollution from fracking wells in Colorado will be a big help in assessing whether the emissions are harmful to human health, state officials say.
Thu., May 12, 2016, 3:22 p.m.
U.S. proposal would cut methane emissions sharply
The Obama administration issued a final rule Thursday to sharply cut methane emissions from U.S. oil and gas production, a key part of a push by President Barack Obama to …
Wed., April 27, 2016, 10:37 a.m.
4.1 magnitude earthquake recorded in central Oklahoma
The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded at 4.1 magnitude earthquake in the Oklahoma City area. The quake struck at 10:44 a.m. Wednesday near Luther, about 30 miles north of Oklahoma …
Thu., April 21, 2016, 5:31 a.m.
Federal fracking rule in hands of federal judge in Wyoming
The future of federal rules aimed at protecting land, water and wildlife from energy-production practices including hydraulic fracturing now rests with a judge in Wyoming.
Wed., April 13, 2016, 3:34 p.m.
Feds: EPA fails to protect water from oilfield contamination
A federal review says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is failing to protect drinking-water reserves from oilfield contamination.
Tue., Feb. 16, 2016, 11 a.m.
Oklahoma earthquakes prompt agency to order well cutbacks
Oklahoma oil-and-gas regulators are making their most far-reaching directive yet in response to the spike in earthquakes in the state by asking the operators of nearly 250 injection wells to …
Thu., Feb. 4, 2016, 7:33 p.m.
First research links California quakes to oil operations
A 2005 spate of quakes in California’s Central Valley almost certainly was triggered by oilfield injection underground, a study published Thursday said in the first such link in California between …
Mon., Sept. 28, 2015, 7:42 p.m.
U.S. drilling states get guidance on handling quakes
A group of U.S. drilling states, seismologists, academics and industry experts issued guidance in a frank new 150-page report on handling human-induced earthquakes caused by hydraulic fracturing or the disposal …
Sun., Sept. 15, 2013
Spotlight: Richter residency wraps up with Sept. 27 concert with Uzur
Brad Richter later this month will hold a weeklong guitar residency at the Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center in Post Falls, visiting area alternative high schools and leading workshops with …
Mon., May 27, 2013
Rock Doc: Japanese break the ice in search for natural gas
The name “natural gas” might be a puzzle. After all, how could there be such a thing as unnatural gas? The reason we call natural gas what we do has …
Fri., May 4, 2012, 7:48 a.m.
Interior sets new rules on hydraulic fracturing
The Obama administration is requiring companies drilling for natural gas on public and Indian lands to publicly disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations.
Sun., April 29, 2012
North Dakota oil boom provides hope and prosperity
Kevin McLeod packed up his ’93 Dodge Ram and kissed his wife and 5-year-old son goodbye. From Coeur d’Alene, the 33-year-old construction worker headed east on Interstate 90, across the …