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Informative News Articles on the Natural Gas Industry

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...

Earthquakes likely caused by oil and gas operations, study says -

Big Oil Pressured Scientists Over Fracking Wastewater's Link to Quakes -

Well setbacks hearing focuses oil economics, health concerns -

First responders not trained for gas well emergencies -

Idaho Statesman : Proposed rules allow a few people to dictate drilling in Idaho -

Oil industry accidents put North Dakota hospital $1.5 million in debt -

Amidst Accusations of Bribery, Corruption, Payette Commissioners Sign off on Natural Gas Plant (Payette County 01-05-15) -

Sparks Fly at Heated "Bomb Train" Meeting in Idaho's First Oil-Patch Battle
(Payette County 12-04-14) -

Citing Health Risks, Cuomo Bans Fracking in New York State -

New York Towns Can Prohibit Fracking, State's Top Court Rules -

Trampled by Oil Company, Legendary Dog Trainer Fights for His Land and Rights (New Plymouth, ID) -

Oil Company VP/Ex-Halliburton Fracking Lobbyist Assaults EnviroNews Chief Outside Public Meeting (Payette County 11-17-14) -

High Levels of Dangerous Chemicals Found in Air Near Oil and Gas Sites -

Idaho Anti-Fracking Activist Jailed in Payette County -

Idaho "Fractivist" Arrested at Public Hearing (requesting public information in Payette County) -

Alta Mesa to use seismic exploration for 3-D mapping -

Scientists: Bad Fracking Wells Taint Water -

Conservationists Alarmed as Gas Explorer's Finances Downgraded -

Residents Furious About Being Forced Pooled Into Idaho's First Fracking -

Idaho Statesman : Forced leasing violates basic land owner rights -

As Idaho's Gas Industry Develops, Concerns Mount -

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 -
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 -

CA Halts Injection of Fracking Waste, Warning It May Be Contaminating Aquifers -

A leaked document shows just how much the EU wants a piece of America’s fracking boom -

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". -

Rush to Drill for Natural Gas Creates Conflicts With Mortgages -

Natural Gas Well Testing In Payette County - Shows Image of Flaring Gas Well -

What You're Not Being Told About Those Oklahoma Earthquakes -

Fracking-Linked Earthquakes May Strike Far From Wells -

Breaking: $3 Million Jury Verdict in Texas Fracking Nuisance Case -

Lobbying dollars flow into DC on exporting US gas - It's not about "energy independence"

The Weather Channel - The Air WE Breathe - Big Oil and Bad Air -

House Subcommittee’s Approval of LNG (Liquid Natural Gas) 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 -

Just A Fracking (Natural Gas) Well Exploding Into Flames - Nothing To See Here! -

Daily Messenger - Town of Canandaigua Bans Oil, Gas Extraction -

Idaho Statesman: a complaint about seismic testing too close to a (New Plymouth) home leads to an agency warning but no violation -

Boise Weekly: gas drillers eye both sides of Idaho-Oregon border -

The Argus Observer: County poised to be the next hotbed for gas exploration -

In Pavillion, Wyoming Water Contamination Case, Questions Continue To Swirl About Oil And Gas Industry's Roll -

New testing finds contamination in North Texas water spreading; scientists point to driller -

Boise Weekly - Something in the Air - Alta Mesa to build Natural Gas Processing Plant -

Idaho Press-Tribune - Do You Own Your Land from Top to Bottom? -

Gem County acres (along the Payette River) leased for oil and gas exploration -

Oil & Gas Industry creating jobs but not always at benefit of locals -

USGS - 2011 Oklahoma (Wastewater Injection) Induced Earthquake May Have Triggered Larger Earthquake -

USGS - (Oil and Natural Gas Related) Man-Made Earthquakes Update -

USGS research... possible links between earthquakes and oil and gas production -

Shaking Kansas: With an increase in earthquakes, many wonder if fracking is the cause -

Texas tremors spark questions about safety of oil, gas drilling -

Man-Made Earthquakes Increase Dramatically -

Natural Gas Drilling Begins in Payette County - Alta Mesa -

Alta Mesa Services, New Plymouth, applies to DEQ for air quality permit to construct -

Alta Mesa fined for violating the Clean Water Act -

Planned gas well stimulation or "fracking" in Payette County -

Payette County P&Z approves conditional use permits for Alta Mesa -

*12-19-2013* PA Supreme Court rules in favor of local communities, constitutional protections in landmark gas drilling decision -

Natural Gas Drilling Is at a Crucial Turning Point -

Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC - Natural Gas Extraction EPA Clean Water Settlement -

Hormone-disrupting chemicals found in water at fracking sites -,0,,0,5154343.story

Two Fracking Stories You Can't Afford to Ignore -

How Dallas was saved from Frac'ing -