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Oil Extraction in West Virginia: Benefits and Risks of Hydraulic Fracturing

Oil Drilling in West Virginia:  A Call for Safety First to Prevent Workplace Injuries Since the 1700's the Appalachian Basin has been a known source of crude oil trapped deep in layers of black shale. Energy prospectors are seeing new potential for oil drilling in the Appalachian Basin, particularly in Eastern Kentucky and Southern West Virginia. New developments in horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing (fracking) have made previously inaccessible pockets of oil and [...]

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