Fracking Myths vs. Realities

The fracking revolution has transformed America into a global energy powerhouse. Yet, the public holds many misconceptions towards the fracking process. Joe Leimkuhler, vice president of drilling at LLOG Exploration, explains the myths and realities of fracking.

Studies: Fracking Not Affecting Drinking Water

A study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals that methane increases were due to natural variability and not drilling. According to the Associated Press, manuscript is one of many scientific examinations coming out showing that drinking water around natural gas fracking sites in Pennsylvania are not contaminated. While some…

Study: No Evidence Of Natural Gas Fracking Pollution in OH Drinking Water

A study published Friday in the journal Environmental Monitoring and Assessment authored by Geologists with the University of Cincinnati reveals no evidence of natural gas contamination in Ohio drinking water from counties where recent oil and gas drilling took place due to their proximity to the Utica Shale formation. According to Science Codex, the scientists…

Scotland Bans Fracking Except When They Didn’t

The multinational petrochemical company Ineos brought a court action against Scotland recently. It was brought in response to a recent ban enacted by the Scottish parliament on fracking. According to the UK Telegraph, the Scottish government denies any such ban is in place and that government ministers are still considering the issue. What was enacted,…

Environmentalists Use Sage Grouse to Shut Down Oil Drilling

Two lawsuits filed by environmentalist groups seek to halt drilling for oil and gas on public lands. According to The Washington Times, groups such as the Center for Biological Diversity and the National Resource Defense Council contend that the Trump Administration violated a 2015 agreement made with the Interior Secretary that certain areas of certain…