Science Sides with Hydraulic Fracturing

A recent study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, concluded that neither hydraulic fracturing nor horizontal drilling is contaminating drinking water near well sites. This adds to a growing body of research showing that hydraulic fracturing is a safe way to access natural gas and oil. National Academy of Sciences Study […]

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How Much Water Does Hydraulic Fracturing Use?

Environmental groups have historically and continuously looked for ways to attack affordable, reliable sources of energy like natural gas and oil. Much of their recent attack has focused on hydraulic fracturing because the term “fracking” makes it sound like it is a bad thing. But now some groups are calling attention to the “hydraulic” part […]

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Does Senator Hagan Oppose Affordable Energy?

WASHINGTON — The American Energy Alliance today released the following statement asking Sen. Kay Hagan to put politics aside as public hearings on proposed hydraulic fracturing rules are set to begin in North Carolina. “With North Carolina’s moratorium on hydraulic fracturing set to be lifted next year, Kay Hagan should embrace America’s energy revolution that will […]

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Is the Administration Trying to Regulate Hydraulic Fracturing Through OSHA?

The federal rulemaking process depends on sound science, especially when human lives are at stake. A proposed rule from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) would stiffen regulations for crystalline silica, a group of minerals used in numerous industries, including hydraulic fracturing. Prolonged exposure to respirable crystalline silica is associated with silicosis, an incurable disease that […]

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In the Pipeline: 7/22/13

Do you think the fractivists will drop it? Something tells us they have other motivations. The Associated Press (7/19/13) reports: “A landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, shows no evidence that chemicals from the natural gas drilling process moved up to contaminate drinking water aquifers at a western Pennsylvania drilling site, the Department of Energy […]

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In the Pipeline: 6/21/13

We loved our time in New Mexico last summer. KRQE (6/19/13) reports: “Tight school budgets have New Mexico schools trying to find different ways to raise money. The Carlsbad Municipal School District is doing it by pumping black gold. The district’s director of finance said nearly seven acres owned by the district aren’t being used, so why […]

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In the Pipeline: 6/10/13

Somewhere down the road, we might find ourselves switching back to PCs. You see, Apple used to be led by a man who was disturbed by the stifling impact of government on business and innovation in this country. Jobs was able to navigate this business environment and still build incredible value for all stakeholders. Today, […]

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In the Pipeline: 5/30/13

“First they came for the manufacturers, and I did not speak because I was not a manufacturer. Then they came for the coal miners, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a coal miner. Then they came for the drillers, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a driller. Then they came for […]

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In the Pipeline: 5/22/13

We suspect foul play. The birds are fighting back. E&ENews (5/21/13) reports: “Wind turbine manufacturer Siemens AG confirmed that a 170-foot blade fell off a wind turbine at a power plant east of San Diego, causing the company to cease operations of the same type of turbine globally… Residents near the Ocotillo Wind power plant discovered the […]

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