The Marcellus Shale Coalition released a seven-minute video Friday that raves about the economic benefits of shale production, but fails to mention fracking and environmental concerns, FuelFix reports.
The American Petroleum Institute expressed concern Thursday that the EPA used too small a sample size in its Wyoming fracking study and that it may proceed in the "same inexpert way" at other testing sites, The Hill reports.
Pennsylvania's Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in a natural gas case that could create chaos for major energy companies and thousands of leaseholders, but the questions from the justices suggested they may be reluctant to make significant changes to existing law, The Associated Press reports.
A new study funded by Plains Exploration and Production Co. found that fracking for oil in Los Angeles posed no threat to groundwater and air quality, and doesn't add to the risk of earthquakes, Bloomberg reports.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's decision on whether to allow fracking in New York will affect his chances at a 2016 presidential bid, especially in pro-gas battleground states like Ohio and Pennsylvania, Bloomberg reports.
A state judge invalidated Binghamton's two-year moratorium on natural gas drilling, marking the first time a local law that would ban or delay hydraulic fracturing in New York has been struck down, The Associated Press reports.
New test results from the U.S. Geological Survey revealing groundwater contamination from a Wyoming well is empowering fracking opponents, while the drilling company Encana argues that the results suggest skewed sampling techniques, Business Insider reports.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Allison Macfarlane said the NRC can't consider a public hearing on the San Onofre nuclear plant until June, when an appeal period of an Atomic Safety and Licensing Board ruling ends.