hydrofracturing http://hppr.org en $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 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? 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