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2011-09-07 13:53:59

With a technology called "fracking" sparking energy booms – and controversy – worldwide, Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN) describes advances in the workhorse materials used to produce oil and gas from previously inaccessible deposits deep below Earth's surface. C&EN is the American Chemical Society's weekly newsmagazine. In the article in C&EN's current edition, Senior Business Editor Melody M. Bomgardner explains that fracking or hydraulic fracturing involves...

2011-01-17 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, the non profit organization Justice Through Music, www.jtmp.org, joined again with the band Op-Critical in a release of a new music video called "Freakin Frackin," about the extreme environmental damage caused by hydrofracking. It is posted on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-2HH5gZGkQ. Fracking is the process of drilling into shale beds, injecting massive amounts of dangerous and poisonous chemicals, and...

2010-05-26 12:52:00

DALLAS, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A proposal asking ExxonMobil to disclose what it is doing to reduce risks from toxic chemicals in natural gas drilling, and consider alternatives, won support today from holders of 26.3 percent of the company's shares - the latest indication of investors' concerns about hydraulic fracturing's threat to drinking water, public health and shareholder value. The level of support was five times the typical level for a first-time environmental...

2009-09-25 11:51:00

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection has ordered Cabot Oil and Gas Corporation to cease all natural gas well hydro fracking operations in Susquehanna County until the company completes a number of important engineering and safety tasks. "The department took this action because of our concern about Cabot's current fracking process and to ensure that the environment in Susquehanna County is properly protected," DEP Northcentral...

2007-04-01 09:00:10

By Paul Burgarino MANTECA -- A commercial development center that many feel could become a regional attraction is finally within the scope of the City Council. However, residents will have a chance to fire away with questions about the proposed "lifestyle center" along the Highway 120 Corridor in south Manteca during Monday's City Council meeting. Before a Planning Commission meeting two weeks ago, Tennessee- based Poag & McEwen unveiled long-awaited design concepts for The...


Word of the Day
ambsace
  • Bad luck; misfortune.
  • The smallest amount possible or the most worthless thing.
The word 'ambsace' comes from a Latin word meaning 'both'.