News in Virginia: (listed by date with most recent first)


2017, Feb. 26, Richmond Times-Dispatch: Virginia agency says it will not exempt information on fracking fluid from disclosure

2017, Feb. 23, News Leader: Augusta first county in Va. to ban fracking

2017, Feb. 23, Forbes: Fracking Is Dangerous To Your Health — Here’s Why

2017, Feb. 15, The Daily Caller: Virginia’s Capital With No Fracking Is Attempting To Ban Fracking

2017, Feb. 3, Pilot Online: Public comments on Atlantic Coast Pipeline will be taken at meeting in Suffolk

2017, Feb. 1, The Free LanceStar: Fracking chemical recipes could be kept secret in Virginia under bill passed by House

2017, Jan. 30, Richmond Times Dispatch: Fracking chemical recipes could be kept secret in Virginia under bill passed by House

2017, Jan, 27, The News Leader: Future depends on clean water

2017, Jan. 29, The Free Lance-Star: Editorial: Focus on fracking safety, not secrecy

2017, Jan. 25, Daily Press: Fracking bills draw concern from environmentalists, McAuliffe

2017, Jan. 25, Daily Progress: Panel amends and OKs bills on hiding fracking chemicals

2017, Jan, 24, The Free Lance-Star: Letter: Fracking bill creates dangerous secrets

2017, Jan. 24, News Leader: Va. shouldn’t be in dark over fracking chemicals

2017, Jan. 20, The Free Lance-Star: King George supervisors lobby for disclosure of fracking chemicals

2017, Jan. 19, The Frederick News-Post: Bill would exempt fracking chemicals from FOIA in Virginia

2017, Jan. 18, The News & Advance: League of Women Voters of Virginia member presents fracking study in Lynchburg

2017, Jan. 18, Westmoreland News: Fight on fracking continues

217, Jan. 14, Richmond Times-Dispatch: Citizens have a right to know about fracking chemicals

217, Jan 13, ABC 8 News: Bill passes Va. House of Delegates subcomittee to protect fracking chemicals

2017, Jan. 12, The Virginian-Pilot: Bill exempts some fracking chemicals from records requests

2017, Jan. 11, The News & Advance: League of Women Voters to host talk on fracking

2017, Jan. 10, Bay Journal: Funding common theme as Bay states confront 2017 environmental issues

2017, Jan 1, International Business Times: Fracking News 2017: FOIA Law In Virginia Would Limit Access To Information About Chemicals Used In Hydraulic Fracturing


2016, Dec. 7, Richmond Times-Dispatch: Westmoreland planners recommend strict regulation of fracking

2016, Nov. 1, DC Media Group: New Virginia Fracking Study Lays Groundwork for Regulatory Battles (LWV-VA specific)

2016, Aug. 16, The Free Lance-Star: King George adopts strict regulations regarding fracking

2016, Aug. 6, The Free Lance-Star: Fracking ordinance up for discussion again in King George

News in General:

2017, Mar. 2, Houston Chronicle: Did fracking cause quakes? New sensors will be able to find out.

2017, Feb. 27, American Agriculturist: Pennsylvania DEP sets new rules in wake of zipper-frack quakes

2017, Feb. 26, Big Think: Earthquakes Have to Do with One Very Specific Part of Fracking

2017, Feb. 23, Rutgers: Oil and Gas Wastewater Spills, including Fracking Wastewater, Alter Microbes in West Virginia Waters

2017, Feb 17, Forbes: Fracking And What New EPA Means For Your Health

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Google Alert - fracking, hydraulic fracturing

Fracking – aka hydraulic fracturing – has long been criticised for its negative effects on the environment, but a new study analysing more than 1 million births provides what scientists say is the most damning evidence yet that fracking is bad for human beings. "This study provides the strongest large-scale ...
Posted: December 14, 2017, 3:11 am
... meeting Wednesday to allow for more public comment as the commission considers landmark regulations to ban hydraulic fracturing — or fracking ... When the DRBC first considered drilling regulations in 2011, environmental groups benefited from a robust public opposition to hydraulic fracturing in ...
Posted: December 14, 2017, 3:00 am
Those two main items are the advancement of technology and the advancement of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.” Legate explained that fracking, though controversial in many environmental groups, has greatly impacted the Texas economy, especially on local levels. For example, Legate said areas ...
Posted: December 14, 2017, 1:30 am
Hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking", is a fossil fuel extraction process which releases gas trapped in shale rock underground by pumping water, sand and chemicals into it at huge pressures. This “fractures” the rock and allows the gas to escape through fissures and out through the well where it can be ...
Posted: December 14, 2017, 12:33 am
North West Ambulance Service was called out ten times in July to attend to protesters outside a site near Blackpool where Cuadrilla intends to carry out hydraulic fracturing of wells. Graham Curry, the ambulance service's area manager, said that seven of the protesters refused to go to hospital and were ...
Posted: December 14, 2017, 12:02 am
The Princeton University, University of Chicago, and University of California-Los Angeles researchers found little evidence of health effects at distances beyond 3 kilometers, suggesting that health impacts of fracking are highly local. The study, “Hydraulic Fracturing and Infant Health: New Evidence from ...
Posted: December 13, 2017, 11:26 pm
Babies of moms living within one kilometer of a hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, site in the state had a 25 percent greater chance of being born underweight than did babies whose moms lived at least three kilometers away, researchers report online December 13 in Science Advances. The chance of ...
Posted: December 13, 2017, 10:52 pm
A new study published in the journal Science Advances has concluded that babies born within two miles of sites of hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) for natural gas in Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale basin are more likely to have low birth weights. Researchers from Princeton, the University of Chicago, and ...
Posted: December 13, 2017, 10:41 pm
The report, “Hydraulic Fracturing and Infant Health: New Evidence from Pennsylvania” used data from 1.1 million births in all Pennsylvania counties during a ten year period between 2004 and 2013. The time frame begins before fracking for natural gas took off in the state, and includes the height of the ...
Posted: December 13, 2017, 10:30 pm
Babies born near hydraulic fracking sites are more likely to be underweight, according to one of the largest studies ever conducted into how the fossil fuel extraction technique actually affects our health. The study, published ... Hydraulic fracturing pumps a cocktail of water and chemicals into the ground.
Posted: December 13, 2017, 10:25 pm
Michael Greenstone (Courtesy University of Chicago) Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, uses high-pressure chemicals and water to create cracks and release oil and gas from shale formations deep beneath the Earth's surface. A study by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency linked fracking to ...
Posted: December 13, 2017, 10:18 pm
A new study from the journal Science Advances found that infants born to women living near fracking sites in Pennsylvania were especially vulnerable to adverse health outcomes. “As local and state policymakers decide whether to allow hydraulic fracturing in their communities, it is crucial that they ...
Posted: December 13, 2017, 10:07 pm
“This study provides the strongest large-scale evidence of a link between the pollution that stems from hydraulic fracturing activities and our health, specifically the health of babies,” said Michael Greenstone, an economics professor and director of the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago ...
Posted: December 13, 2017, 9:56 pm
"These results suggest that hydraulic fracturing does have an impact on our health, though the good news is that this is only at a highly localized level," said Currie, who directs the Center for Health and Wellbeing at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. "Out of the nearly ...
Posted: December 13, 2017, 8:59 pm
Geoscientists have come up with a way to detect thousands of faint, previously missed earthquakes triggered by hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” The technique can be used to monitor seismic activities at fracking operations to help reduce the likelihood of bigger, potentially damaging earthquakes from ...
Posted: December 13, 2017, 7:52 pm
Hydraulic fracturing—known as fracking—has transformed energy production in the United States, resulting in a boom in unconventional natural gas production and lowering the cost of energy. But as it has spread, those living close to production sites have raised concerns about the potential for water ...
Posted: December 13, 2017, 7:18 pm
13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Newborn babies face a greater risk of health problems if they live close to a "fracking" site, a new large-scale study contends. ... Fracking -- or hydraulic fracturing -- is the process of mining for natural gas by pumping "fracking fluid" into underground shale rock formations, ...
Posted: December 13, 2017, 7:07 pm
In contrast, the study found no evidence of impacts on infant health among babies born to mothers living farther than about 2 miles from a fracking site. These results suggest that hydraulic fracturing does have an impact on infant health, but only at a highly localized level. Out of the nearly 4 million babies ...
Posted: December 13, 2017, 7:07 pm
Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” may pose a significant—but very local—harm to human health, a new study finds. Mothers who live within two miles of a fracking well are more likely to give birth to a child with a low birthweight—which has been linked to poorer health throughout a person's life.
Posted: December 13, 2017, 7:07 pm
Living within half a mile of a hydraulic fracturing site carries a serious risk for pregnant women, a new study has found. The drilling technique, also known as fracking, injects high-pressure water laced with chemicals into underground rock to release natural gas. Women who lived within that distance to ...
Posted: December 13, 2017, 7:04 pm