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Lax Rules for the Natural Gas Industry - The natural gas industry has exemptions or exclusions from key parts of at least 7 of the 15 major federal environmental laws designed to protect air and water from radioactive and hazardous chemicals. Below are the seven laws listed in the order they were passed...
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/03/us/20110303-natural-gas-timeline.html?_r=1&

Earthquakes likely caused by oil and gas operations, study says -
http://www.dallasnews.com/news/state/headlines/20150421-azle-earthquakes-likely-caused-by-oil-and-gas-operations-study-says.ece#tl-2ef61e68

Big Oil Pressured Scientists Over Fracking Wastewater's Link to Quakes -
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-03-30/big-oil-pressured-scientists-over-fracking-wastewater-s-link-to-quakes

Well setbacks hearing focuses oil economics, health concerns -
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/well-setbacks-hearing-focuses-oil-002213602.html

First responders not trained for gas well emergencies -
http://www.argusobserver.com/independent/news/first-responders-not-trained-for-gas-well-emergencies/article_08acfa66-9695-11e4-a5c4-9bdb47ed0203.html

Idaho Statesman : Proposed rules allow a few people to dictate drilling in Idaho -
http://www.idahostatesman.com/2015/01/27/3612812/proposed-rules-allow-a-few-people.html

Oil industry accidents put North Dakota hospital $1.5 million in debt -
http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/fault-lines/articles/2015/1/10/oil-industry-accidentsputnorthdakotahospital15millionindebt.html

Amidst Accusations of Bribery, Corruption, Payette Commissioners Sign off on Natural Gas Plant (Payette County 01-05-15) -
http://environews.tv/010615-amidst-accusations-of-bribery-corruption-payette-commissioners-sign-off-on-natural-gas-plant

Sparks Fly at Heated "Bomb Train" Meeting in Idaho's First Oil-Patch Battle
(Payette County 12-04-14) -
http://environews.tv/121514sparks-fly-at-heated-bomb-train-meeting-in-idahos-first-oil-patch-battle/

Citing Health Risks, Cuomo Bans Fracking in New York State -
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/18/nyregion/cuomo-to-ban-fracking-in-new-york-state-citing-health-risks.html?emc=edit_na_20141217&nlid=67016957&_r=4

New York Towns Can Prohibit Fracking, State's Top Court Rules -
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/01/nyregion/towns-may-ban-fracking-new-york-state-high-court-rules.html

Trampled by Oil Company, Legendary Dog Trainer Fights for His Land and Rights (New Plymouth, ID) -
http://environews.tv/120614-trampled-by-oil-company-legendary-dog-trainer-fights-for-his-land-and-rights/

Oil Company VP/Ex-Halliburton Fracking Lobbyist Assaults EnviroNews Chief Outside Public Meeting (Payette County 11-17-14) -
http://environews.tv/alta-mesa-vp-halliburton-fracking-lobbyist-assaults-environews-chief-outside-public-meeting/

High Levels of Dangerous Chemicals Found in Air Near Oil and Gas Sites -
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/energy/2014/10/141030-dangerous-chemicals-in-air-near-oil-and-gas-sites-study/

Idaho Anti-Fracking Activist Jailed in Payette County -
http://www.boiseweekly.com/CityDesk/archives/2014/10/13/video-idaho-anti-fracking-activist-jailed-in-payette-county

Idaho "Fractivist" Arrested at Public Hearing (requesting public information in Payette County) -
http://m.argusobserver.com/independent/fractivist-arrested-at-public-hearing/article_a497b75c-50a6-11e4-b115-f780cdb000ca.html?mode=jqm

Alta Mesa to use seismic exploration for 3-D mapping -
http://www.argusobserver.com/independent/news/alta-mesa-to-use-seismic-exploration-for--d-mapping/article_542476b0-4f12-11e4-85d5-2fd2d4cfe9a4.html

Scientists: Bad Fracking Wells Taint Water -
http://news.msn.com/us/scientists-bad-fracking-wells-taint-water#tscptme

Conservationists Alarmed as Gas Explorer's Finances Downgraded -
http://magicvalley.com/business/conservationists-alarmed-as-gas-explorer-s-finances-downgraded/article_1cbccaf2-28f1-11e4-880f-0019bb2963f4.html

Residents Furious About Being Forced Pooled Into Idaho's First Fracking -
http://environews.tv/residents-furious-about-being-force-pooled-into-idahos-first-fracking/

Idaho Statesman : Forced leasing violates basic land owner rights -
http://www.idahostatesman.com/2014/07/13/3277739/forced-leasing-violates-basic.html?sp=/99/106/

As Idaho's Gas Industry Develops, Concerns Mount -
http://magicvalley.com/news/local/as-idaho-s-gas-industry-develops-concerns-mount/article_b3d5be1e-f807-11e3-9543-0019bb2963f4.html

Take a Walk on a Leaky Uintah Basin Oil Well With a Whistleblowing Oil and Gas CEO - http://environews.tv/take-a-walk-on-a-leaky-uintah-basin-oil-well-with-a-whistleblowing-oil-and-gas-ceo/
Take a Walk on a Leaky Uintah Basin Oil Well With a Whistleblowing Oil and Gas CEO - http://environews.tv/take-a-walk-on-a-leaky-uintah-basin-oil-well-with-a-whistleblowing-oil-and-gas-ceo/
Take a Walk on a Leaky Uintah Basin Oil Well With a Whistleblowing Oil and Gas CEO - http://environews.tv/take-a-walk-on-a-leaky-uintah-basin-oil-well-with-a-whistleblowing-oil-and-gas-ceo/

Take a Walk on a Leaky Unitah Basin Oil Well with a Whistleblowing Oil and Gas CEO -
http://environews.tv/take-a-walk-on-a-leaky-uintah-basin-oil-well-with-a-whistleblowing-oil-and-gas-ceo/

CA Halts Injection of Fracking Waste, Warning It May Be Contaminating Aquifers -
http://www.propublica.org/article/ca-halts-injection-fracking-waste-warning-may-be-contaminating-aquifers?utm_source=et&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=dailynewsletter

A leaked document shows just how much the EU wants a piece of America’s fracking boom -
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/07/08/could-a-trade-deal-lift-the-u-s-longstanding-ban-on-crude-oil-exports-europe-thinks-so/

Strongest Link : Wastewater wells triggered Oklahoma earthquake surge -
http://local.msn.com/strongest-link-wastewater-wells-triggered-oklahoma-earthquake-surge

Fracking Can Cause Earthquakes, but So Can Oil and Gas Extraction -
"The number of earthquakes linked to fracking operations is very small, however; many more temblors are linked to conventional oil and natural gas extraction". -
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fracking-can-cause-earthquakes/

Rush to Drill for Natural Gas Creates Conflicts With Mortgages -
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/20/us/rush-to-drill-for-gas-creates-mortgage-conflicts.html?pagewanted=all&_r=2&

Natural Gas Well Testing In Payette County - Shows Image of Flaring Gas Well -
http://wildidahorisingtide.org/2013/01/09/natural-gas-well-testing-in-payette-county

What You're Not Being Told About Those Oklahoma Earthquakes -
http://www.offthegridnews.com/2014/05/07/what-youre-not-being-told-about-those-oklahoma-earthquakes/

Fracking-Linked Earthquakes May Strike Far From Wells -
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/55101588/ns/technology_and_science-science/t/fracking-linked-earthquakes-may-strike-far-wells/#.U2vEAce7kXw

Breaking: $3 Million Jury Verdict in Texas Fracking Nuisance Case -
http://www.desmogblog.com/2014/04/22/breaking-3-million-jury-verdict-texas-fracking-nuisance-case

Lobbying dollars flow into DC on exporting US gas - It's not about "energy independence"
http://fuelfix.com/blog/2014/04/22/lobbying-dollars-flow-into-dc-on-exporting-us-gas/

The Weather Channel - The Air WE Breathe - Big Oil and Bad Air -
http://stories.weather.com/fracking

House Subcommittee’s Approval of LNG (Liquid Natural Gas) Exports Means More Money for Big Oil and Gas, More Fracking In U.S. Communities -
http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/pressreleases/house-subcommittees-approval-of-lng-exports-means-more-money-for-big-oil-and-gas-more-fracking-in-u-s-communities/

Exxon CEO likes fracking... until he sues to keep it out of his neighborhood -
http://www.forbes.com/sites/rickungar/2014/02/22/exxon-ceo-profits-huge-as-americas-largest-natural-gas-producer-but-frack-it-in-his-own-backyard-and-he-sues/

Just A Fracking (Natural Gas) Well Exploding Into Flames - Nothing To See Here! -
http://grist.org/news/just-a-natural-gas-well-exploding-into-flames-nothing-to-see-here/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=update&utm_campaign=socialflow

Daily Messenger - Town of Canandaigua Bans Oil, Gas Extraction -
http://www.mpnnow.com/article/20140212/NEWS/140219876

Idaho Statesman: a complaint about seismic testing too close to a (New Plymouth) home leads to an agency warning but no violation -
http://www.idahostatesman.com/2014/02/11/3021354/idaho-beefs-up-oversight-for-gas.html

Boise Weekly: gas drillers eye both sides of Idaho-Oregon border -
http://www.boiseweekly.com/CityDesk/archives/2014/02/09/gas-drillers-eye-both-sides-of-idaho-oregon-border

The Argus Observer: County poised to be the next hotbed for gas exploration -
http://www.argusobserver.com/news/county-poised-to-be-next-hotbed-for-gas-exploration/article_27340be8-9135-11e3-bd70-0019bb2963f4.html

In Pavillion, Wyoming Water Contamination Case, Questions Continue To Swirl About Oil And Gas Industry's Roll -
http://www.desmogblog.com/2014/02/06/pavillion-wyoming-water-contamination-case-questions-continue-swirl-about-oil-and-gas-industry-s-role

New testing finds contamination in North Texas water spreading; scientists point to driller -
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/f866144f00704a30af32e2a3e35bc029/TX--Gas-Drilling-Water-Contamination

Boise Weekly - Something in the Air - Alta Mesa to build Natural Gas Processing Plant -
http://www.boiseweekly.com/boise/something-in-the-air/Content?oid=3032195&fb_action_ids=10200475798652482&fb
_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map=[736175176410382]&action_type_map=[%22og.likes%22]&action_ref_map

Idaho Press-Tribune - Do You Own Your Land from Top to Bottom? -
http://www.idahopress.com/news/article_ad2312ec-5cec-11e0-93be-001cc4c002e0.html

Gem County acres (along the Payette River) leased for oil and gas exploration -
http://www.messenger-index.com/news/article_ba1c931e-e63a-11e1-8753-0019bb2963f4.html

Oil & Gas Industry creating jobs but not always at benefit of locals -
http://www.wtae.com/news/local/investigations/oil-gas-industry-creating-jobs-but-not-always-at-benefit-of-locals/23554388

USGS - 2011 Oklahoma (Wastewater Injection) Induced Earthquake May Have Triggered Larger Earthquake -
http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=3819&from=rss#.Uycjrc4riSp

USGS - (Oil and Natural Gas Related) Man-Made Earthquakes Update -
http://www.usgs.gov/blogs/features/usgs_top_story/man-made-earthquakes/

USGS research... possible links between earthquakes and oil and gas production -
http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=3710

Shaking Kansas: With an increase in earthquakes, many wonder if fracking is the cause -
http://www.kansascity.com/2014/01/11/4745445/shaking-kansas-with-an-increase.html

Texas tremors spark questions about safety of oil, gas drilling -
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/texas-tremors-spark-questions-about-safety-of-oil-gas-drilling/

Man-Made Earthquakes Increase Dramatically -
http://beforeitsnews.com/science-and-technology/2014/01/man-made-earthquakes-increase-dramatically-2667454.html?utm_source=direct-b4in.info

Natural Gas Drilling Begins in Payette County - Alta Mesa -
http://www.ktvb.com/news/Natural-gas-drilling-beginning-in-Payette-County-216103261.html

Alta Mesa Services, New Plymouth, applies to DEQ for air quality permit to construct -
http://www.deq.state.id.us/news-archives/air-alta-mesa-services-new-plymouth-ptc-application-121813.aspx

Alta Mesa fined for violating the Clean Water Act -
http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf
/0/D3BB41E2749A411285257A850059FE2F

Planned gas well stimulation or "fracking" in Payette County -
http://www.ogj.com/articles/2011/03/two-idaho-gas-condensate.html

Payette County P&Z approves conditional use permits for Alta Mesa -
http://wildidahorisingtide.org/category/issues/idaho-fracking/

*12-19-2013* PA Supreme Court rules in favor of local communities, constitutional protections in landmark gas drilling decision -
http://supportjesse.com/2013/12/19/breaking-news-pa-supreme-court-rules-in-favor-of-local-communities-constitutional-protections-in-landmark-act-13-decision

Natural Gas Drilling Is at a Crucial Turning Point -
http://www.propublica.org/article/natural-gas-drilling-is-at-a-crucial-turning-point1/single

Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC - Natural Gas Extraction EPA Clean Water Settlement -
http://www2.epa.gov/enforcement/chesapeake-appalachia-llc-clean-water-settlement

Hormone-disrupting chemicals found in water at fracking sites -
http://www.latimes.com/science/la-sci-fracking-health-20131217,0,5154343.story#axzz2njwKcOEDlatimes.com/science/la-sci-fracking-health-20131217,0,5154343.story

Two Fracking Stories You Can't Afford to Ignore -
http://www.naturalgaswatch.org/?p=2227

How Dallas was saved from Frac'ing -
http://truth-out.org/news/item/20697-marc-mccord-on-how-dallas-was-saved-from-fracing