Citing health risks, New York State bans fracking

By Talia Buford

"The potential risks are too great," says the state's acting health commissioner. "In fact, they are not fully known."

Excerpts from this story referencing "Shale":

"… ive drilling boom. Some South Texas residents who live atop the Eagle Ford Shale say drilling and related activities have taken a toll on their health with …"

"… rom state regulators. A recent story in the series focused on the Barnett Shale in North Texas and highlighted new research suggesting proximity to fracki …"

"… York ban could prove more symbolic than anything else. While the Marcellus Shale extends into the southern part of the state, most of the formation lies be …"

"… of which allow fracking. Dave Spigelmyer, president of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, an industry group, pointed to Pennsylvania as “proof-positive …"

Pennsylvania congressman launches frack waste investigation

By David Hasemyer and Zahra Hirji

Congressman Matt Cartwright, a Democrat from Pennsylvania, is asking state officials to review environmental exemptions for fracking waste.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Texas":

"… nsylvania into the third-largest state producer of natural gas behind Texas and Louisiana. In those two states and others, questions are increasingly …"

"… s have been reporting on air pollution from oil and gas production in Texas, including at waste disposal facilities. Cartwright also has introduced le …"

"… CLEANER—has gone nowhere. But in August, he scored a small victory when Texas Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson became CLEANER's 70th co-sponsor. Cartwright s …"

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Environmental Protection Agency":

"… nization that studies vehicular air pollution. It is jointly funded by the Environmental Protection Agency and the auto industry. Goldstein, a doctor and toxicologist who served as …"

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "North Dakota":

"… — fracking — in contrast to, say, Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale or North Dakota’s Bakken. This oddity, along with the sheer size of the play — 26 cou …"

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Coast Guard":

"… . FERC in turn works closely with the Environmental Protection Agency, the Coast Guard, the Department of Transportation and the states. If the applicant is giv …"

IMPACT: Environmental groups sue EPA over lack of coal ash regulation

By Emma Schwartz

Groups sue EPA over lack of coal ash regulation.

Excerpts from this story referencing "lawyer":

"… re delaying much needed health protections from coal ash,” Lisa Evans, a lawyer with Earthjustice, a nonprofit environmental law firm, said in a  …"

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

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Earthjustice":

"… sure on national leaders, including Obama.Nonprofit environmental law firm Earthjustice, supported by dozens of other organizations, petitioned the EPA two weeks …"

"… tal U.S. natural gas consumption by 2035, nearly three times its level now.Earthjustice’s petition urging the EPA to require companies to divulge the chemicals …"

"… ngs take a couple of years, minimum,” acknowledged Deborah Goldberg, the Earthjustice attorney who authored the petition. “Still, it’s better than anything …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Environment":

"… s.While the Energy Department doesn't regulate natural gas production, the Environmental Protection Agency is still months from reaching conclusions in its own s …"

"… as add "independent members" to the committee.An Environmental group, the Environmental Working Group, previously objected to the advisory group's makeup, sayin …"

"… at study is made public."We're concerned their findings could undercut the Environmental Protection Agency's findings, which have taken a lot more time and have …"

"… and have been a lot more rigorous," said Leann Brown, spokesperson for the Environmental Working Group.In 2009, the Department of Energy predicted that shale gas …"