Stories tagged: fracking
UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019, 11:09 a.m.
New laws governing everything from partially full wine bottles to fracking are set to become law on Sunday.
UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 3:25 p.m.
The fracking boom is gaining speed in the Permian Basin of west Texas and New Mexico, as Exxon Mobil and Chevron are primed to sharply boost oil production in the …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 5:18 p.m.
Senate votes to ban fracking in Washington.
UPDATED: Tue., July 31, 2018, 5:19 p.m.
The federal government has taken over regulating underground injection wells in Idaho in a move that could boost the state’s oil and natural gas production by making it cheaper to …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 9:21 p.m.
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.
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.
Officials say a relatively powerful earthquake has struck a remote area of northern Oklahoma.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 9:53 a.m.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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 …