FRACKING - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/FRACKING News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Study: Leaky pipes and seals, not fracking, tainted water http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58417570-68/gas-contamination-fracking-wells.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58417570-68/gas-contamination-fracking-wells.html.csp">Study: Leaky pipes and seals, not fracking, tainted water</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SETH BORENSTEIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T19:43:02.035-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 07:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The drilling procedure called fracking didn’t cause much-publicized cases of tainted groundwater in areas of Pennsylvania and Texas, a new study finds. Instead, it blames the contamination on problems in pipes and seals in natural gas wells. After looking at dozens of cases of suspected contamination, the scientists focused on eight hydraulically fractured wells in those states, where they chemically linked the tainted water to the gas wells. They then used chemical analysis to fig...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584175702014-09-15T19:43:02.035-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-15T19:43:02.035-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58417570@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:43:02 MDT Anti-fracking billboards in Ohio are coming down http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58388422-79/billboards-ohio-coming-says.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58388422-79/billboards-ohio-coming-says.html.csp">Anti-fracking billboards in Ohio are coming down</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JULIE CARR SMYTH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-08T08:44:02.373-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 08:44AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Columbus, Ohio • An Ohio man who uses a biblical reference and a statement against “poisoned waters” on billboards near two wells for disposal of gas-drilling wastewater says the messages are coming down. Michael Boals, of Coshocton, told The Associated Press the billboards’ owners are ending his lease agreement Tuesday. He said a July lawsuit contending the signs contain false and defamatory attacks prompted them to end his three-month verbal agreement after two months. The complaint by Austin,...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583884222014-09-08T08:44:02.373-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-08T08:44:02.373-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58388422@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 08:44:02 MDT Feds to resume leasing for fracking in California http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58348814-79/fracking-california-oil-gas.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58348814-79/fracking-california-oil-gas.html.csp">Feds to resume leasing for fracking in California</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ELLEN KNICKMEYER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T17:32:02.015-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 05:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Francisco • The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will resume issuing oil and gas leases next year for federal lands in California after a new study found limited environmental impacts from fracking and other enhanced drilling techniques, the agency said Thursday. The move will end a halt that has stood since a federal judge ruled in 2013 that the federal agency failed to follow environmental law in allowing an oil extraction method known as fracking on public land in Monterey County. The study...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583488142014-08-28T17:32:02.015-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-28T17:32:02.015-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58348814@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:32:02 MDT Brine hauler sues over biblical fracking billboard http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58317690-79/brine-billboards-boals-legal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58317690-79/brine-billboards-boals-legal.html.csp">Brine hauler sues over biblical fracking billboard</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JULIE CARR SMYTH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T12:09:02.174-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 12:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Columbus • An Ohio man who uses a biblical reference and a statement against “poisoned waters” on billboards opposing a local deep-injection gas well is fighting a legal threat from the Texas well owner on free-speech grounds. Austin, Texas-based Buckeye Brine alleges in a July lawsuit that the billboards paid for by Michael Boals, of Coshocton, contain false and defamatory attacks against its two wells, which dispose of contaminated wastewater from oil and gas drilling. The complaint by the com...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583176902014-08-20T12:09:02.174-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-20T12:09:02.174-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58317690@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:09:02 MDT Driller denies using diesel fuel in Utah fracking http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58292533-78/diesel-fracking-fracfocus-gas.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58292533-78/diesel-fracking-fracfocus-gas.html.csp">Driller denies using diesel fuel in Utah fracking</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brian Maffly</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T01:01:02.066-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In February 2012, Bill Barrett Corp. fracked a gas well on the West Tavaputs Plateau, injecting 263,570 gallons of fluids into it under severe pressure. Among the long list of chemicals the company initially disclosed using was diesel, a hydrocarbon no driller should inject underground without a permit because of its potential to contaminate underground drinking water sources. The well in the Peter’s Point gas field was one of 351 that an environmental watchdog says were illegally injected with...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58292533@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 01:01:02 MDT Colorado governor aims to strike deal on fracking http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58260639-68/colorado-fracking-ballot-hickenlooper.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58260639-68/colorado-fracking-ballot-hickenlooper.html.csp">Colorado governor aims to strike deal on fracking</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By IVAN MORENO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-04T21:40:07.396-06:00">Updated Aug 4, 2014 09:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Denver • Colorado’s Democratic governor on Monday urged those pushing dueling proposals on oil and gas drilling to stop their campaigns to avoid a messy ballot fight and called for a task force to deal with energy development. Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis joined Gov. John Hickenlooper at the state Capitol to detail what they are pitching as a compromise to prevent four initiatives that support or oppose hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. But it remains to be seen whether both sides will pu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582606392014-08-04T21:40:07.396-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-04T21:40:07.396-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58260639@www.sltrib.com Mon, 04 Aug 2014 21:40:07 MDT Britain reopens way for shale-gas fracking http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58232728-79/shale-fracking-gas-energy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58232728-79/shale-fracking-gas-energy.html.csp">Britain reopens way for shale-gas fracking</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MATTHEW KNIGHT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T09:51:01.936-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 09:51AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">London • Energy firms will be able to bid for licenses Monday to explore for shale gas in Britain, three years after the controversial fracking process caused seismic tremors which led the government to suspend operations. Business and Energy Minister Matthew Hancock said shale gas has the potential to increase the country’s energy supply but stressed national parks will be protected. “Done right, speeding up shale will mean more jobs and opportunities for people and help ensure long-term econom...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582327282014-07-28T09:51:01.936-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-28T09:51:01.936-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58232728@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:51:01 MDT