fracking http://hppr.org en Pipeline companies are paying more to cross private land in Texas http://hppr.org/post/pipeline-companies-are-paying-more-cross-private-land-texas <p></p><p>Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has tapped reserves that were once thought unreachable.&nbsp; The industry is scrambling to provide infrastructure to support the boom.&nbsp; Pipelines sometimes have to cross private land.&nbsp; For the pipeline companies, it’s not a simple off that has to be accepted.&nbsp; Recent court cases have been awarding landowners significantly higher amounts than companies offer reported Gilad Edelman for <a href="http://www.texastribune.org/2014/06/18/pipeline-companies-paying-more-cross-private-land/">The Texas Tribune</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 05:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 33646 at http://hppr.org Pipeline companies are paying more to cross private land in Texas Texas: The flaming water debate continues despite regulator case closure http://hppr.org/post/texas-flaming-water-debate-continues-despite-regulator-case-closure <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Increased methane levels in Texas water wells cannot be linked to nearby drilling activity according to a report released by the state’s oil and gas regulator said a </span><a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/texas/2014/05/30/regulators-close-case-on-flaming-texas-water-researcher-says-not-so-fast/" style="line-height: 1.5;">recent article from StateImpact Texas</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 05:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 32675 at http://hppr.org Texas: The flaming water debate continues despite regulator case closure $3 million dollar suit worries drillers http://hppr.org/post/3-million-dollar-suit-worries-drillers <p></p><p>A jury recently awarded a North Texas family $3 million dollars in damages.&nbsp; The family alleged a drilling company’s activities near their home caused chronic headaches, nose-bleeds, wheezing, and other illnesses according to <a href="http://www.texastribune.org/2014/04/30/family-near-drilling-activity-awarded-3-million-su/">The Texas Tribune</a>.</p><p> Fri, 02 May 2014 05:00:03 +0000 Cindee Talley 31261 at http://hppr.org $3 million dollar suit worries drillers Baker Hughes disclosing all fracking chemicals, Halliburton considering it http://hppr.org/post/baker-hughes-disclosing-all-fracking-chemicals-halliburton-considering-it <p></p><p>Trade Secrets are a place where oil and gas companies are allowed to keep secret the ingredients used in fracking.&nbsp; Baker Hughes has decided to publically list all the chemicals used in the process, while Halliburton, a major competitor is considering it reported <a href="http://newsok.com/baker-hughes-to-list-fracking-chemicals/article/4520040?custom_click=rss">The Associated Press</a> and <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/2014/04/25/baker-hughes-to-disclose-all-fracking-chemicals-halliburton-studies-the-issue/">StateImpact Oklahoma</a>.</p><p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 05:00:04 +0000 Cindee Talley 31110 at http://hppr.org Baker Hughes disclosing all fracking chemicals, Halliburton considering it Horizontal Drilling: Is there a safer acid to use? http://hppr.org/post/horizontal-drilling-there-safer-acid-use <p></p><p>Hydrochloric acid is commonly using in horizontal drilling because it’s relatively cheap, but companies are looking for safer alternatives to protect workers and the environment reported <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/texas/2014/02/20/industry-looks-for-safer-ways-to-drill-with-acid/">StateImpact Oklahoma</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 06:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 28504 at http://hppr.org Horizontal Drilling: Is there a safer acid to use? Study Links Natural Gas Drilling and Spills to Hormone Disrupting Chemicals http://hppr.org/post/study-links-natural-gas-drilling-and-spills-hormone-disrupting-chemicals <p></p><p>Chemicals used in gas drilling work against our endocrine system, a network of glands and cells that release hormones into our bodies. &nbsp;The chemical disrupters can effect fertility, sperm counts, cause breast and prostate cancer, compromise our immune system, and even contribute to obesity, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. &nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 06:00:03 +0000 Cindee Talley 26991 at http://hppr.org Study Links Natural Gas Drilling and Spills to Hormone Disrupting Chemicals Colorado:Election Results 2013 http://hppr.org/post/coloradoelection-results-2013 <p></p><p>Colorado voters said no to a tax increase that promised smaller class sizes, all-day kindergarten, and smarter education spending. &nbsp;It was one of the most sweeping school-financing measures in the nation this year, <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/06/us/politics/key-ballot-measures.html?ref=us&amp;_r=0">according to The New York Times</a>. &nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 06:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 23948 at http://hppr.org Colorado:Election Results 2013 University of Texas Fracking Study: Results and Politics http://hppr.org/post/university-texas-fracking-study-results-and-politics <p></p><p>The University of Texas at Austin has been measuring how much methane leaks from natural gas production sites after hydraulic fracturing.&nbsp; Advocates on both sides of the fracking issue have been waiting for results to back their positions <strong><a href="http://www.texastribune.org/2013/10/10/fracking-studys-results-obscured-politics/">according to the Texas Tribune.</a></strong></p><p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 05:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 22967 at http://hppr.org University of Texas Fracking Study: Results and Politics Oil and Gas Production: U.S. Leads the World http://hppr.org/post/oil-and-gas-production-us-leads-world <p></p><p>The current domestic drilling boom has brought plenty of jobs, traffic and concerns about pollution and sustainability. It&rsquo;s also put the U.S. in a position that was unimaginable a decade ago: this year, the U.S. will be the number one producer of oil and gas, according to the federal Energy Information Administration (EIA) <strong><a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/texas/2013/10/04/u-s-set-to-be-number-one-in-oil-and-gas-production-this-year/">according to State Impact Texas</a></strong>.</p><p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 05:00:03 +0000 Cindee Talley 22728 at http://hppr.org Oil and Gas Production: U.S. Leads the World Texas Earthquakes: New Study Reveals Extraction is a Big Cause http://hppr.org/post/texas-earthquakes-new-study-reveals-extraction-big-cause <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>A new study from the University of Texas shows the recent cluster of earthquakes are mostly caused by oil and gas extraction reported <strong><a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/texas/2013/08/27/new-study-finds-another-link-between-drilling-and-earthquakes/">State Impact Texas</a></strong>.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Cliff </span>Frohlich<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is the Associate Director at UT’s Institute for Geophysics and lead author of the study.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 05:00:01 +0000 Cindee Talley 20931 at http://hppr.org Texas Earthquakes: New Study Reveals Extraction is a Big Cause Is Fracking Stealing From Your Neighbors? http://hppr.org/post/fracking-stealing-your-neighbors <p></p><p>Fracking has become an industry standard, allowing access to stores of oil and gas that previously were inaccessible.&nbsp; However, a <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/texas/2013/07/30/does-fracking-steal-oil-gas-from-neighbors/"><strong>State Impact Texas story</strong></a> poses the question,”Is fracking stealing from your neighbors?”</p><p></p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 05:01:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 19575 at http://hppr.org Is Fracking Stealing From Your Neighbors? Hydraulic Fracturing Linked to Earthquakes: Oklahoma Lacks Response http://hppr.org/post/hydraulic-fracturing-linked-earthquakes-oklahoma-lacks-response <p>Injection wells are linked to earthquakes in a handful of states like: Texas, Wyoming, Arkansas, Ohio, and Colorado.&nbsp; <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/2013/06/19/injection-well-earthquakes-are-worth-worrying-about-stanford-geophysicist-says/"><strong>Impact Oklahoma</strong></a> reported the largest earthquake connected to a disposal and injection well occurred on November 2011 in Prague, Oklahoma.&nbsp; However, Oklahoma has not responded with significant regulations. Thu, 18 Jul 2013 05:01:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 18961 at http://hppr.org Hydraulic Fracturing Linked to Earthquakes: Oklahoma Lacks Response When Water Burns http://hppr.org/post/when-water-burns <p>Advances in fracking and horizontal drilling make it possible to access gas and oil deposits previously out of reach.&nbsp; The process has lowered energy prices, created jobs, and reduced emissions.&nbsp; It could also be contaminating ground water from the Rockies of Wyoming to Pennsylvania.&nbsp; It is possible, but people affected by the pollution won't talk. &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 13:24:33 +0000 Cindee Talley 17254 at http://hppr.org When Water Burns