Latest Hydraulic fracturing News

California halts fracking permits in oil producer crackdown

Nov. 19, 2019 5:02 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom cracked down on oil producers Tuesday, halting approval of hundreds of fracking permits until independent scientists can review them and temporarily banning another drilling method that regulators believe is linked to one of the largest spills in state...

Pennsylvania families demand investigation into rare cancers

Nov. 18, 2019 5:17 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The families of young people diagnosed with a rare childhood cancer confronted Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday over what they called his administration’s insufficient response to a health crisis they blame on pollution from the shale gas industry. Dozens of children and...

Toomey presses for a bulwark against a future fracking ban

Nov. 8, 2019 5:50 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania said Friday that he is seeking passage of a measure that's squarely aimed at several Democratic presidential candidates and designed to prevent a president from banning hydraulic fracturing. At a news conference in Harrisburg, Toomey...

UK halts fracking ahead of election; some want permanent ban

Nov. 2, 2019 11:13 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government announced Saturday that it will no longer allow fracking because of new scientific analysis that casts doubts on the safety of the controversial practice, but some critics called the action an election stunt and demanded a permanent ban. The government said the decision...

Pennsylvania's gas politics churn as Trump embraces industry

Oct. 23, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — President Donald Trump promoted his support for the natural gas industry Wednesday, making clear on his second visit to Pennsylvania in the past three months that he sees his pro-industry policies as a boost to his chances of winning the battleground state in 2020. As some of his leading...

Trump to headline gas industry gathering in Pennsylvania

Oct. 16, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Natural gas industry groups say President Donald Trump will give keynote remarks at their annual conference in the battleground state of Pennsylvania next week. Trump's appearance next Wednesday at Pittsburgh's Shale Insight conference comes as hydraulic fracturing is emerging as an...

California governor signs bill limiting oil, gas development

Oct. 13, 2019 12:31 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Saturday signed a law intended to counter Trump administration plans to increase oil and gas production on protected public land. The measure bars any California leasing authority from allowing pipelines or other oil and gas infrastructure to be...