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What the Frack?

by BIGfish

cleantech public relations technology

By Christine Lovallo ::

Over the past few weeks, the media has exploded with a variety of opinions and attitudes to hydraulic fracturing – also known as “fracking’’. This method of producing natural gas has received scrutiny across the country due to concerns that it may be polluting the drinking water in the regions of Texas, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and New York. Below are the top news stories discussing the pros and cons of fracking:

Wall Street Journal
6/19/2011
Fracking’ Disclosure to Rise

Fox News
6/20/2011
Many Remain Fractured on Fracking, Even as Texas Passes Disclosure Law

The New York Times
6/20/2011
Texas: Drillers Must Disclose ‘Fracking’ Chemicals

BusinessWeek
7/7/2011
Official: Ark. ‘fracking’ disclosure rule success

CBS (60 Minutes)
7/10/2011
Energy: The pros and cons of shale gas drilling

Philadelphia Inquirer
7/10/2011
Entrepreneur hopes to make money purifying wastewater from gas drilling

Boston Globe
7/11/2011
Smart Fracking

BusinessWeek
7/11/2011
W.Va. study raises questions about fracking fluid

BusinessWeek
7/11/2011
Marcellus shale pros, cons aired at W.Va. Capitol

BusinessWeek
7/11/2011
Marcellus fracking foes call for W.Va. moratorium

BusinessWeek
7/11/2011
Legal questions raised on NY’s gas-drilling rules

Colbert Report
7/11/2011
Colbert Report: Anti-frack Attacks

The Huffington Post
7/11/2011
Facing Scrutiny, the Oil and Gas Industry Yet Again Resorts to Ad Hominem Attacks and Tantrums

BusinessWeek
7/12/2011
Acting W.Va. gov orders emergency Marcellus rules

Denver Post
7/12/2011
Study sees more gas, oil potential in west

Houston Chronicle
7/12/2011
Another voice: Safe, not sorry, on drilling

Houston Chronicle
7/12/2011
Two factors are likely to strengthen support for domestic natural gas in our energy mix

Philadelphia Inquirer
7/12/2011
Frack humor falls flat for energy company

Associated Press
7/12/2011
Legal questions raised on NY’s gas-drilling rules

NPR
7/13/2011
As Focus On Fracking Sharpens, Fuel Worries Grow

Treehugger
7/13/2011
Fracking Could Damage New York & Pennsylvania Tourism, Too

Treehugger
7/13/2011
After Lifting Fracking Moratorium, Will NY Gov. Cuomo Explain Girlfriend’s Ties to Petroleum Industry?

Fox News
7/14/2011
Energy Company Abandons 24-Page Coloring Book on Fracking Featuring ‘Friendly Fracosaurus’

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