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Air monitoring in fracking areas fails to detect spikes in toxic emissions, new study says

By Lisa Song and Jim Morris

A new study finds that common air monitoring methods are all but useless in capturing intense, short-term emissions from gas development.

Tough new fracking rules in Colorado drawing keen attention in Texas, where boom rages on

By Zahra Hirji, Lisa Song and Jim Morris

Air pollution rules adopted last month in Colorado may have an impact on oil and gas drilling in Texas.

Natural gas boom advances with little study of public health effects, report finds

By Lisa Song and Jim Morris

As a drilling boom continues in Texas and beyond, a new study spotlights a missing ingredient: A full assessment of public health impact.

'Close your doors and go away:' readers react to fracking investigation

By The Center for Public Integrity

Reader reaction to our South Texas fracking probe ranges from heartfelt thanks to charges of hysteria mongering.

As drilling ravages Texas’ Eagle Ford Shale, residents 'living in a Petri dish’

By Jim Morris, Lisa Song and David Hasemyer

In partnership with InsideClimate News and The Weather Channel, Center examines oil industry exploitation of Texas’ Eagle Ford Shale.

Saturated with oil money, Texas legislature saved industry from pollution rule

By David Hasemyer, Ben Wieder and Alan Suderman

An effort to impose stricter rules on Texas oil and gas operators in 2011 fizzled after the state legislature got involved.

The story behind 'Big Oil, Bad Air'

By Jim Morris, David Hasemyer and Lisa Song

Texas regulators didn't make it easy to determine the environmental impacts of drilling in the Eagle Ford Shale.

Study delivers good, bad news on climate-impacting methane leakage from gas wells

By Lisa Song and Jim Morris

A study released today examines greenhouse-effect-causing methane emissions from natural gas drilling sites.

GOP congressman provides super PAC seed funding

By Michael Beckel

Rep. Steve Pearce donated $10,000 to a super PAC that employs a former aide and his brother.

Export push reframes debate over fracking

By Alexandra Duszak

Energy indepedence for the U.S. no longer at issue — exports would help industry's bottom line.

D.C.-based governors' associations provide back door for corporate donors

By John Dunbar and Alexandra Duszak

Republican Governors Association delivers millions to candidates in states that restrict corporate money.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Hydraulic fracturing":

"… ound brought with it the promise of new jobs and new revenue for the state.Hydraulic fracturing involves the pumping of millions of gallons of water into wells to break u …"

Parts of Pa. law favored by frackers overturned

By Alice Su

A court on Thursday threw out parts of the state’s Act 13, returning zoning authority over natural gas drilling to local governments

Local leaders sue for right to control location of gas wells

By Alice Su

Pennsylvania's state legislature passed a law that strips local zoning authority location of fracking wells.

FACT CHECK: GOP’s phantom job losses

By FactCheck.Org

Looking to smear Obama, Republicans effectively triple job loss stats

FACT CHECK: Perry misses the facts on fracking

By FactCheck.Org

GOP presidential hopeful's statement on EPA as a jobs-killer holds no water

Excerpts from this story referencing "Hydraulic fracturing":

"… regulation of Hydraulic fracturing as an example of government overreach. Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” is the process of extracting natural gas from undergro …"

Federal fracking response could be years away

By Evan Bush

In safety demo, Halliburton worker swigs fracking fluid - a sign of industry assurance. Little stands in way of natural gas extraction boom.

U.S. advisory group on fracking has abundant ties to energy industry

By Evan Bush

As first recommendations emerge, scientists seek ouster of a former CIA director on energy company boards

'Clean' natural gas adding to climate change

By Chris Hamby and Jim Morris

As climate change gases decline, data reveals natural gas increase

Excerpts from this story referencing "Hydraulic fracturing":

"… element to a debate already raging over natural gas extraction in the U.S. Hydraulic fracturing, also known as “fracking,” involves injecting a chemical-laced fluid i …"