Boom Goes the Dynamite
North Dakotan Shale Boom to "Surge" This Summer
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  • LivingRock

    Denton, TX may be the first city to ban fracking.
    http://stateimpact.npr.org/texas/2014/07/14/denton-city-council-to-vote-on-fracking-ban-tuesday/

    What’s so nonsensical about this ban is how valid environmental and human concerns concerns are lumped in with hydraulic fracturing. More efficient use of water and pollution controls such as vapor recovery units on existing and operating wells have nothing to do with fracking, yet that’s what proponents of the ban cite. The issue is likely to come to a vote in November and the ban on “fracking” is sure drum up support b/c of the sensationalized coverage of the issue.

  • gabrielsyme

    The shale boom has been so sudden, and so unexpected, that we still lack the transportation infrastructure to deliver shale-sourced crude to refineries.

    Well it’s not just the boom that has left the region with insufficient infrastructure, as we are years into the boom now. There is a poltical reason: Obama’s ideological refusal to approve new pipeline capacity.

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