fracking http://kcur.org en Town's Effort To Link Fracking And Illness Falls Short http://kcur.org/post/towns-effort-link-fracking-and-illness-falls-short Quite a few of the 225 people who live in Dish, Texas, think the nation's natural gas boom is making them sick.<p>They blame the chemicals used in gas production for health problems ranging from nosebleeds to cancer.<p>And the mayor of Dish, Bill Sciscoe, has a message for people who live in places where gas drilling is about to start: "Run. Run as fast as you can. Grab up your family and your belongings, and get out."<p>But scientists say it's just not clear whether pollutants from gas wells are hurting people in Dish or anywhere else. Wed, 16 May 2012 18:41:00 +0000 Jon Hamilton 17781 at http://kcur.org Town's Effort To Link Fracking And Illness Falls Short 'Close Encounters' With Gas Well Pollution http://kcur.org/post/close-encounters-gas-well-pollution Living in the middle of a natural gas boom can be pretty unsettling. The area around the town of Silt, Colo., used to be the kind of sleepy rural place where the tweet of birds was the most you would hear. Now it's hard to make out the birds because of the rumbling of natural gas drilling rigs.<p>The land here is steep cliffs and valleys. But bare splotches of earth called well pads are all over the place.<p>"That's the one I'm worried about because it just went in," says Tim Ray.<p>We're on his front porch just after sunset. Tue, 15 May 2012 19:33:00 +0000 Elizabeth Shogren 17709 at http://kcur.org 'Close Encounters' With Gas Well Pollution Bill Would Give State Option To Write New Regulations For Fracking http://kcur.org/post/bill-would-give-state-option-write-new-regulations-fracking <p>A committee in the Kansas House is considering legislation that would allow the state to write new rules regulating hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking. The process is used in oil and gas drilling.</p> Fri, 03 Feb 2012 16:42:35 +0000 Stephen Koranda 11874 at http://kcur.org Bill Would Give State Option To Write New Regulations For Fracking Fracking's New Angle In Kansas http://kcur.org/post/frackings-new-angle-kansas <p style="font-size: 1.2em; line-height: 1.7em; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.1em; margin-left: 0px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: -webkit-auto; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); ">After finding success and controversy in other states, horizontal fracking is bringi Tue, 27 Dec 2011 15:51:32 +0000 Eric Durban 9718 at http://kcur.org Fracking's New Angle In Kansas