Articles by Richard Nemec

Fracking Not Responsible for Quakes, Professor Says

Considering the amount of fracking going on in the United States, any coincident increase in related seismic activity is relatively small, an engineering professor and fracking entrepreneur told an audience at the Conference of Western Attorneys General's Colorado Energy Summit on Wednesday.

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Salazar: U.S. 'Energy Plan' Working; Independence in Sight

The United States has an ad hoc national energy plan that is working well, driving the nation closer to energy independence, and a key reason for the success is that there is a lot more regulatory certainty, relative to other parts of the world, former U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar told an energy forum in Denver on Wednesday. Read More

North Dakota Alleges Saltwater Dumping by Trucking Firm

A Wyoming-based trucking company is facing potential fines of more than $1 million, and criminal charges against the driver of the truck for allegedly dumping saltwater from oil and gas operations in North Dakota's Bakken Shale, according to the state Department of Mineral Resources (DMR). Read More