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Shhh. Bakken oil spill is on “confidential status”

Ho hum. Another day, another well blowout. Another 25,000 gallons of crude released in McKenzie County in the Bakken. Sure hope it doesn’t wind up in the Missouri River. Nobody hurt, and not much cause for worry. The land around … Continue reading

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BLM introduces new fracking rules: a welcome step forward, but not enough to protect the Beartooth Front

New fracking rules On Friday the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released a new set of long-anticipated rules regarding fracking. These rules will require oil and gas operators to (see pages 7-8 at above link): Design and implement a … Continue reading

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Why we can’t prove what we know is true about fracking and water contamination

Why can’t we pin down the relationship between fracking and water quality? The answer lies in government bureaucracy, industry stonewalling, the unwillingness of our elected representatives to protect us, and the rapid growth of the fracking industry. The bottom line … Continue reading

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Halliburton buys Baker Hughes. So much for revealing the chemical contents of fracking fluid

Halliburton, the world’s second-biggest oilfield services provider, said Monday it will acquire its smaller rival Baker Hughes in a deal worth $34.6 billion in cash and stock. The offer will net Baker Hughes shareholders an immediate 31 percent profit. The … Continue reading

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The Halliburton Loophole protects companies that spew toxic mist at their neighbors

Last week we reported on the Halliburton Loophole to the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974. It’s the law that Dick Cheney engineered in 2005 that enables the oil and gas industry to keep from telling us what chemicals they use in fracking … Continue reading

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Baker Hughes to disclose all fracking chemicals. Don’t get too excited.

It was pretty big news last month when Baker Hughes Corporation, the large Houston-based ($22 billion in annual revenues in 2013) oilfield services company, said it is ready to divulge all the chemicals it uses in hydraulic fracturing. Baker Hughes … Continue reading

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