August 7, 2015, 11am PDT
According to a new rule, developers building over known faults will need to drill or take samples to find the rift's exact position. While it slows down construction, the measure might prevent catastrophic future quake damage.
June 25, 2014, 9am PDT
Allegheny County officials have embarked on an experiment to allow companies to drill for oil and gas below one of the county's eight parks. Whether operations expand beyond the initial test site remains to be seen.
September 23, 2013, 10am PDT
Utah's San Rafael Swell is the scene of an energy showdown between conservationists who want to preserve this unique landscape (potentially a national monument), private oil and gas companies that want to drill there, and the BLM that has to decide.
The New York Times - U.S.
January 26, 2012, 5am PST
Fracking technology led to a gas boom--now there's so much gas available, that prices have dropped along with demand.
July 29, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>Officials in Fort Worth, Texas weigh regulations for natural gas compression stations arising from a boom in drilling shale for natural gas.</p>