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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 30, 2010

The New York State Assembly passed a measure placing a six-month moratorium on hydraulic fracturing late yesterday. The state Senate passed the ban in August, and now the legislation will go to Gov. David Paterson for his signature.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 19, 2010

Pennsylvania appears to be having a knee-jerk reaction to a commonly-used process to produce natural gas from shale rock formations. In the past few days, the outgoing governor has imposed a ban on all new natural gas drilling on public lands, and Pittsburgh's City Council has passed a bill to ban drilling within the city limits.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 18, 2010

It's being called a monster. It's the biggest natural gas well in North Texas' Barnett Shale formation, and in September it produced more than 17.8 million cubic feet of natural gas per day.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 15, 2010

If you saw the 60 Minutes story on hydraulic fracturing last night, you might be looking for information about this tried-and-true oil and natural gas field practice. Here are some online resources that could be helpful.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 12, 2010

A few days ago, a reader submitted a comment to this blog in which she posed several questions about hydraulic fracturing. Her final question asked why the hydraulic fracturing issue had become so adversarial: 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 9, 2010

In today's episode, I interview Dr. William B. Harrison, III of Western Michigan University about the economic benefits of oil and natural gas development in the state, particularly the Michigan Basin. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 5, 2010

Pennsylvania's chief environmental regulator says he's seen no evidence that hydraulic fracturing contaminates underground water supplies. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 12, 2010

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had hoped to hold hearings on hydraulic fracturing in New York this week. They were scheduled at Binghamton University, but when it was learned that potentially thousands of people would attend, the EPA moved them to a larger venue in Syracuse, 65 miles north. The move prompted howls among groups who had planned to fly-in from all over the country, leading EPA to postpone the hearings until next month. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 6, 2010

With time running short, the Senate postponed its consideration of an energy bill this week - a "spill bill," as some called it. Now members of the Senate and various lobbying groups are engaging in finger-pointing and blaming each other for the bill's delay. 

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