Drilling Companies Hope Fracking ‘Truce’ Will Ease Relationship With Environmentalists

National Public Radio: A group of environmentalists and drilling companies has crafted a truce of sorts over the rapid spread of natural gas production in the Appalachian Basin. Four major drilling companies and several environmental groups have agreed on 15 voluntary standards for cleaner drilling practices. The practices of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing - when companies inject water laced with chemicals deep underground to split open rock formations and get the gas to flow faster - are transforming......

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