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Nov. 28, 2014, St. John's – University of Waterloo engineer Maurice Dusseault responds to questions about how fracking relates to climate change, capitalism, the fossil fuel industry and government. The Newfoundland & Labrador Independent reports. | READ MORE
Nov. 6, 2014, Vancouver – Climate change and freedom of expression shouldn't influence an injunction application against protesters blockading pipeline work – work that includes geophysical mapping, drilling of boreholes and ground water investigation – a lawyer told a B.C. Supreme Court judge. The Canadian Press reports. | READ MORE
Oct. 22, 2014, Calgary – A substantial majority of Albertans support the continued practice of hydraulic fracturing in the province, but a smaller number are “undecided, a new survey indicates. The Calgary Herald reports. | READ MORE
Sept. 29, 2014, London, Ont. – A new report discusses the role North American shale gas plays by giving the details of geological setting, resource estimate, reservoir properties, companies operating in that shale area and competitive landscape.
June 30 was an important day for well drillers in Quebec: that was the deadline for installing a new emergency-stop system on drills to comply with CSST requirements.
  Aug. 29, 2014, Surrey, B.C. – The Northern Ontario Institute of Technology has nominated Ray Roussy, developer of modern day sonic drilling technology, for an Ontario Premier's award.
Aug. 1, 2014, Los Angeles – California's three-year drought has sparked a surge in demand for wells. With federal and state allocations of surface water reduced, growers are searching deeper underground for sources of water. | READ MORE
July 9, 2014, Sacramento, CA – California water well professionals are working around the clock, drilling wells for farmers desperate to keep their crops from turning to dust, reports CBS News. | READ MORE
July 7, 2014, Halifax – The majority of people who offered opinions for a report on hydraulic fracturing in Nova Scotia say they want a ban or moratorium on the industry based on concerns about potential impact on ground water. The Canadian Press reports. | READ MORE
July 2, 2014, Canada – The current debate leaves out so much, says The Tyee's Andrew Nikiforuk in an in-depth opinion piece that outlines research on hydraulic fracking. | READ MORE
June 30, 2014, Albany, NY – New York's top court handed a victory to opponents of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas by affirming the right of municipalities to ban the practise within their borders. | READ MORE
Go Okanagan! TV presents some new and very cool old drilling technology on display at the 2014 Canwell trade show.
June 16, 2014, Prince Edward Island – Cavendish Farms says it may be forced to downsize its operations and investments in Prince Edward Island if government does not lift its moratorium on deep-water wells, reports the Journal Pioneer. | READ MORE
May 21, 2014, Westerville, OH – Ronald B. Peterson, will present the 2015 McEllhiney Distinguished Lecture in Water Well Technology, “Drilling Fluids: A Common Sense Approach,” hosted by the National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation.
April 2, 2014, Westerville, OH – U.S. EPA has modified its final rules to allow the use of new exempt engines to replace failed engines in water well drilling rigs up to 40 years old.
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