White House Releases New Fracking Rules

(CNN) — The White House has announced new rules for fracking, the controversial process that is fueling the U.S. natural gas boom. Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, involves injecting high-pressure water into shale rock to fracture it and release the oil and gas trapped inside. The new regulations mostly involve wastewater disposal standards on public and … Continue reading »

Citizens Protest Proposed Pipeline

SHADY COVE, Ore. — Nearly 200 people rallied in Shady Cove to protest a proposed natural gas pipeline, Saturday. The Jordan Cove Pacific Connector would transport billions of feet of gas obtained through fracking overseas. Protesters shared a number of concerns about the proposed pipeline. Many are concerned about the effects on wildlife, property rights, … Continue reading »