BLM Nixes Requirement on Advance Reporting of Fracking Fluids

As producers turned up the volume on their opposition to the federal government’s regulation of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on public lands, they caught a break in the long-awaited proposed rule that Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued Friday.

May 7, 2012

Not Oscar-Worthy, Industry Says

If the natural gas industry has its way, Gasland director Josh Fox won’t be “thanking the academy” for an Oscar on Feb. 27.

February 16, 2011

Judge Orders EPA to Be Deposed in Range Case

Range Resources unit Range Production Co. may depose an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official on Tuesday (Jan. 25), a federal judge in Austin, TX, has ruled. The agency has accused the company of contaminating water wells with its Barnett Shale drilling activities, a claim Range disputes.

January 21, 2011

Pennsylvania Fines Marcellus Producer for Watershed Contamination

Atlas Resources has been fined $97,350 by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for allowing used hydraulic fracturing fluids to overfill a wastewater pit and contaminate a watershed in Washington County, PA, last year.

August 19, 2010