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What does Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection secretary and a University of Pittsburgh environmental engineering have in common? They both understand the facts regarding the 60 year-old energy stimulation technology called hydraulic fracturing, which has been used safely to enhance oil and natural gas production...

EPA’s Fracking Hysteria Forbes.com Dr. Michael Economides Aug. 20 2010 “Though activist campaigns are garnering increasing public interest in the fracking process, two points remain unchanged: its decades-long safety record and its role in America’s prosperity” “Environmental and health studies have been conducted for years...

Or why the foliation perpendicular to stress in the context of subsurface ductile deformation matters in the debate over shale and hydraulic fracturing  We’ve spent some time over the past couple months taking a critical look at some of the key assertions made in the...