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Fracking (Hydraulic Fracturing for Natural Gas) Links
​The New York Times

Editorial: The Halliburton Loophole 11/2/09
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/03/opinion/03tue3.html

Pressure Limits Efforts to Police Drilling for Gas by Ian Urbina 3/3/11
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/04/us/04gas.html?pagewanted=all

Frack Study's Safety Findings Exaggerated, Bush EPA Official Says by Mike Soraghan 5/20/11
http://www.nytimes.com/gwire/2011/05/20/20greenwire-frack-studys-safety-findings-exaggerated-bush-65374.html?scp=2&sq=the%20halliburton%20loophole&st=cse

​Geologists Sharply Cut Estimates of Shale Gas by Ian Urbina 8/24/11
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/25/us/25gas.html

Gas Drillers Invade Pennsylvania’s Paradise by Katherine Q. Seelye 11/11/11
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/12/us/pennsylvania-hunting-and-fracking-vie-for-state-lands.html?pagewanted=all

The Fracturing of Pennsylvania by Eliza Griswold 11/17/11
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/20/magazine/fracking-amwell-township.html?pagewanted=all

​How to Gas Responsibly by Joe Nocera 2/27/12
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/28/opinion/nocera-how-to-frack-responsibly.html?_r=1&scp=4&sq=fracking&st=cse

On our Radar: Fracking Dispute in Pennsylvania 2/28/12
http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/28/on-our-radar-fracking-dispute-in-pennsylvania/?scp=2&sq=fracking&st=cse

Energy and Environment: Natural Gas 2/28/12 
http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/business/energy-environment/natural-gas/index.html?scp=1-spot&sq=fracking&st=cse

Natural Born Drillers by Paul Krugman 3/15/12
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/16/opinion/krugman-natural-born-drillers.html?_r=2

In Fish-Kill Mystery, EPA Scientist Points at Shale Drilling by Mike Soraghan 12/12/11
http://www.nytimes.com/gwire/2011/10/12/12greenwire-in-fish-kill-mystery-epa-scientist-points-at-s-86563.html?pagewanted=all


​Pro Publica

Buried Secrets: Is Natural Gas Drilling Endangering U.S. Water Supplies?
by Abraham Lustgarten 11/13/08
http://www.propublica.org/article/buried-secrets-is-natural-gas-drilling-endangering-us-water-supplies-1113

​Natural Gas Politics by Abraham Lustgarten 5/26/09
http://www.propublica.org/article/natural-gas-politics-526

​Climate Benefits of Natural Gas May Be Overstated by Abraham Lustgarten 1/25/11
http://www.propublica.org/article/natural-gas-and-coal-pollution-gap-in-doubt

​Scientific Study Links Flammable Drinking Water to Fracking
By Abraham Lustgarten 5/9/11
http://www.propublica.org/article/scientific-study-links-flammable-drinking-water-to-fracking

​EPA Proposes New Rules on Emissions Released by Fracking
by Nicholas Kusnetz 7/29/11
http://www.propublica.org/article/epa-proposes-new-rules-on-emissions-released-by-fracking

Report for Obama Questions Effectiveness of Gas Drilling Regulation
By Nicholas Kusnetz 8/12/11
http://www.propublica.org/article/report-for-obama-questions-effectiveness-of-gas-drilling-regulations

Science Lags as Health Problems Emerge Near Gas Fields
By Abraham Lustgarten and Nicholas Kusnetz 9/16/11
http://www.propublica.org/article/science-lags-as-health-problems-emerge-near-gas-fields

EPA Finds Compound Used in Fracking in Wyoming Aquifer
By Abraham Lustgarten, 11/10/11
http://www.propublica.org/article/epa-finds-fracking-compound-in-wyoming-aquifer

So, Is Dimock’s Water Really Safe to Drink?
By Abraham Lustgarten 3/20/12
http://www.propublica.org/article/so-is-dimocks-water-really-safe-to-drink

Scientific American

​Natural Gas Reserves Go Up As Oil Reserves Go Down
by Ben German 10/30/09
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=natural-gas-reserves-go-u

What the Frack? Natural Gas from Subterranean Shale Promises U.S. Energy 
Independence—With Environmental Costs (Slide Show)
by Dave Biello 3/30/10
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=shale-gas-and-hydraulic-fracturing

EPA Study from 1980s Linked Fracking to Fouled Drinking Water
by David Biello 8/4/11
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2011/08/04/epa-study-from-1980s-linked-fracking-to-fouled-drinking-water/

Ohio Earthquake Likely Caused by Fracking Wastewater by Mark Fischetti 1/4/12
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=ohio-earthquake-likely-caused-by-fracking

​Fracking Would Emit Large Quantities of Greenhouse Gases
by Mark Fischetti 1/20/12
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=fracking-would-emit-methane

​Rolling Stone

The Fight Over Fracking
Oscar-nominated filmmaker Josh Fox exposed the dirty secrets of gas drilling. Then the industry decided to play rough.
by Alexander Zaitchik 5/17/11
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-fight-over-fracking-josh-fox-vs-big-gas-20110517

The Big Fracking Bubble: The Scam Behind the Gas Boom
by Jeff Goodell 3/1/12
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-big-fracking-bubble-the-scam-behind-the-gas-boom-20120301

Rolling Stone Responds to Chesapeake Energy on ‘The Fracking Bubble’
by Jeff Goodell 3/6/12
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/blogs/national-affairs/rolling-stone-responds-to-chesapeake-energy-on-the-fracking-bubble-20120306

truth-out 

Fracking and Psychological Operations: Empire Comes Home
by Steve Horn 3/8/12
http://truth-out.org/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=7153:fracking-and-psychological-operations-empire-comes-home


Independent Studies, Science Resources, Government and Industry Sites

Drilling Chemicals
The Endocrine Disruption Exchange
http://www.endocrinedisruption.com/chemicals.fracturing.php

Human Health Risk Assessment of Air Emissions from Development of Unconventional
Natural Gas Resources by Lisa M. McKenzie, Roxana Z. Witter, Lee S. Newman, 
John L. Adgate 
Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado – Anschutz Medical
Campus, Aurora, Colorado, USA
http://www.erierising.com/human-health-risk-assessment-of-air-emissions-from-development-of-unconventional-natural-gas-resources/

Natural Gas Problems in Western Pennsylvania
by The Pittsburgh Geological Society
http://www.pittsburghgeologicalsociety.org/naturalgas.pdf

Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for Triethylene Glycol
by The Environmental Protection Agency, Sept. 2003
http://www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/REDs/triethylene_glycol_red.pdf

European Glycol Ethers Producers Association’s website
http://www.glycol-ethers.eu/

Research and Policy Recommendations for Hydraulic Fracturing and 
Shale-Gas Extraction by Robert B. Jackson, Brooks Rainey Pearson, 
Stephen G. Osborn, Nathaniel R. Warner, Avner Vengosh
Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University
Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Duke University
http://www.nicholas.duke.edu/cgc/HydraulicFracturingWhitepaper2011.pdf

Information on Natural Gas Extraction and Hydraulic Fracturing for Health Professionals
Posted by the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics
http://aoec.org/pehsu/documents/hydraulic_fracturing_and_children_2011_health_prof.pdf

After the Gold Rush: A Perspective on Future U.S. Natural Gas Supply and Price
2/8/12
http://www.theoildrum.com/node/8914

The Environmental Dangers of Hydro-Fracturing the Marcellus Shale
by Robert Myers, Ph.D., Lock Haven University
http://www.lhup.edu/rmyers3/marcellus.htm

Marcellus Shale-Gas Well Drilling: Regulations to Protect Water Supplies in Pennsylvania 
The Pennsylvania State University, 2011
http://cce.cornell.edu/EnergyClimateChange/NaturalGasDev/Documents/PDFs/marcellus_regulations_fact_sheet[1].pdf

Remarks by the President in State of the Union Address, 1/24/12
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/01/24/remarks-president-state-union-address

Summary of the Safe Drinking Water Act
Environmental Protection Agency
http://www.epa.gov/lawsregs/laws/sdwa.html


U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 109th Congress – 1st Session
Energy Policy Act of 2005
http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=109&session=1&vote=00213

General Information about Private Wells
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/private_water_wells/20690

Marcellus Shale
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
http://www.dec.ny.gov/energy/46288.html

Hydrogeologic and Well-Construction Characteristics of the Rocks of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural resources
http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/topogeo/pub/w69recent.aspx

Proposed Amendments to Air Regulations for the Oil and Gas Industry Fact Sheet
EPA
http://www.epa.gov/airquality/oilandgas/pdfs/20110728factsheet.pdf

More media

American Progress
Cheney’s Culture of Deregulation and Corruption
How Bush Administration Inaction Created the BP Disaster
by Joshua Dorner 6/9/10
http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2010/06/cheney_deregulation.html

myfoxphilly.com
Ohio: Gas-Drilling Injection Well Led to Quakes
by Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press 3/9/12
http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpps/news/ohio-gas-drilling-earthquakes-dpgapx-20120309-fc_18454930

The Democrat and Chronicle
Fracking: Bane or Boon? A Look into Industry’s presence in PA.
by Steve Orr 12/18/11
http://www.democratandchronicle.com/article/20111218/NEWS01/112180344/Fracking-Bane-boon-look-into-industry-s-presence-Pa-


Cleveland.com
Western Pennsylvania Wells Had Casing Failures in Complaint Area
by Associated Press staff
http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ssf/2012/02/western_pennsylvania_wells_had.html

Switchborad
Incidents Where Hydraulic Fracturing is a Suspected Cause of Drinking Water
Contamination by Amy Mall 12/19/2011
http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/amall/incidents_where_hydraulic_frac.html

American Rivers
Hydrofracturing and the Impact on Your Clean Water
http://www.americanrivers.org/our-work/protecting-rivers/fracking/fracking-faqs.html

Citizens for a Healthy Community
YouTube: Illness in Ohio from Fracking
http://citizensforahealthycommunity.org/news/illness-in-ohio-from-fracking

Forbes
Chesapeake Energy Sells Assets to (China) CNOOC
http://www.forbes.com/2010/10/11/chesapeake-energy-sells-assets-to-cnooc-marketnewsvideo.html

Citizensvoice.com
Gas Well Blowout Releases Fracking Fluid in Bradford County
by Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press
http://citizensvoice.com/gas-well-blowout-releases-fracking-fluid-in-bradford-county-1.1135254#axzz1pDMZL7w4

Earth Times
Dangers of Fracking Go Beyond Poisoned Water Supplies and Earthquakes
by Martin Legget 3/22/11
http://www.earthtimes.org/energy/dangers-hydraulic-fracturing-poisoned-water-supplies-earthquakes/552/

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Sudden Death of Ecosystem Ravages Long Creek
By Don Hopey 9/20/09
http://old.post-gazette.com/pg/09263/999458-113.stm

Source Watch
Chesapeake Energy and Alec
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Chesapeake_Energy


Center for American Progress
More Scrutiny Needed on Natural Gas Development
by Tom Kenworthy 6/3/11
http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2011/06/fracking.html


UPI.com
Fracking Emissions May Affect Health
3/20/12
http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2012/03/20/Fracking-emissions-may-affect-health/UPI-74981332223952/

Science Daily
Air Emissions Near Fracking Sites May Pose Health Risk, Study Shows;
Sites Contain Hydrocarbons Including Benzene
3/19/12
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120319095008.htm

Bloomberg Businessweek
Fracking Wells’ Air Emissions Pose Health Risks, Study Finds
by Jim Polson and Jim Efstahiou Jr. 3/19/12
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-03-19/fracking-wells-air-emissions-pose-health-risks-study-finds

NPR
The Trouble With Health Problems Gas Fracking
9/29/11
http://www.npr.org/2011/09/29/140872251/the-trouble-with-health-problems-near-gas-fracking

Environmental Working Group
Free Pass for Oil….
http://www.ewg.org/reports/Free-Pass-for-Oil-and-Gas/Oil-and-Gas-Industry-Exemptions

State Impact/NPR
Burning Question: What Would Life be Like without the Halliburton Loophole
By Susan Phillips 12/5/11
http://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/2011/12/05/burning-question-what-would-life-be-like-without-the-halliburton-loophole/

Bloomberg
EPA Shrinking ‘Halliburton Loophole’ 
Threatens Obama Gas Pledge
by Mark Drajem and Katarzyna Klimasinska 2/1/12
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-02-01/epa-shrinking-halliburton-loophole-threatens-obama-gas-pledge.html

Earth Works
Halliburton Loophole
http://www.earthworksaction.org/halliburton.cfm

Marcellus-Shale.US
Halliburton Loophole: Key Paragraphs from the Energy Policy Act of 2005
http://www.marcellus-shale.us/2005-Energy-Act.htm

Protecting Our Waters
House Explosions in Bradford Pennsylvania tied to Migrating Methane
Gas from Drilling Activity
by Kristian Boose 3/24/11
http://protectingourwaters.wordpress.com/2011/03/24/house-explosions-in-bradford-county-pennsylvania-tied-to-migrating-methane-gas-from-drilling-activity/

NJ.com
Concerns for N.J. Water as Delaware River Eyed for Fracking
by Seth Augenstein/ The Star-Ledger 5/30/2011
http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/05/concerns_for_njs_water_as_del.html

State Impact/NPR
NJ Governor has Interest in Fracking Technology
by Susan Phillips 10/24/11
http://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/2011/10/24/nj-governor-has-interest-in-fracking-technology/


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