Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency.
Democrats on a congressional oversight panel are stepping up their investigation into how well states are regulating the disposal of oil and gas waste, citing continuing public concern about the potential environmental and health risks of hydraulic fracturing.
Federal land managers have approved an oil project involving fracking in a portion of northeast Nevada identified as an essential habitat.
A Texas company which wants to use hydraulic fracturing in northern Nevada supports the state’s regulations governing the controversial practice.
The latest domestic energy boom is sweeping through some of the nation’s driest pockets, drawing millions of gallons of water to unlock oil and gas reserves from beneath the Earth’s surface.
A Texas-based company hopes to drill for oil and natural gas on 40,000 acres in Nevada.