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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Links for 4/22/14: Process Cleans Dirty Fracking Water, New Books About Shale, and Much More

Business Journal Daily:  Company Gets Permit to Handle Radioactive Waste   -   "Activists in Ohio are concerned that a local company may soon be handling waste from the oil and gas industry that they say is just too hot to handle. But a principal of the operation says that the objective of his company is to protect..."

ENR:  Fracking Foes Cringe as Unions Back Drilling Boom   -   "After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction trade workers and union members in Pennsylvania , Ohio and West Virginia say they're now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale oil..."

Energy in Depth:  Shale Development Boosting U.S. Retail Sector   -   "The model for a successful business has always famously been: “location, location, location.” And according to a recent Wall Street Journal article, “location” is now synonymous with drilling permits.  Thanks to advancements in..."

The Atlantic:  America's Coming Manufacturing Revolution   -   "Hardly a day goes by without an article predicting, lamenting, or celebrating America's decline. The turmoil in Crimea and Syria, the polarized and frequently gridlocked U.S. political system, the deepening income and wealth inequalities in the United States, and..."

WTAE News:  3 tanker trucks crash in Canton Township, spilling fracking water, diesel fuel   -   "Two fracking water tankers and a third, larger tanker truck were all involved in a crash Monday morning in Washington County, causing a hazmat situation that closed Henderson Avenue. Canton Township Fire Chief Dave Gump estimated between 1,200 and 1,300 gallons of diesel fuel may have spilled..."

Kansas City Star:  Study: Fuels From Corn Waste Not Better Than Gas   -   "Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will..."

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2014/04/20/4971451/study-fuels-from-corn-waste-not.html#storylink=cpy...

Cornell Chronicle:  Book offers simplified guide to shale gas extraction   -   "The new book, “Science Beneath the Surface: A Very Short Guide to the Marcellus Shale,” attempts to offer a reader-friendly, unbiased, scientific guide needed to make well-informed decisions regarding..."

Fosters:  New Book on Fracking Illuminates Pros, Cons   -   "The once-obscure oil and gas drilling process known as fracking has generated hundreds of billions of dollars and considerable dissent, as communities and experts argue over how to balance the vast amounts of money at stake with environmental and health..."

The Boston Globe:  Seven things you should know about Jim Matheson   -   "Flagship Ventures partner Jim Matheson is also chief executive of Oasys Water of Boston. The five-year-old firm’s desalination technology is used to clean and recycle some of the world’s dirtiest waters, including the effluent produced by the controversial drilling technique known as fracking, which..."


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