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Denbury paying one of largest fines ever to MDEQ for blowout

YAZOO COUNTY — Denbury Resources promises to bring new life to old oil fields by pumping in carbon dioxide to force additional oil to the surface. But the company’s oil fields have seen a series of uncontrolled carbon dioxide blowouts that may bring up oil and drilling fluids with them. Now, one of the biggest of those blowouts has resulted ...

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Aldermen weigh whether to allow fracking in city limits

CALEDONIA — With the decision of the Caledonia Board of Alderman to allow fracking within the town’s city limits, what has been a national issue is now a local one. The questions emerge: Is it safe? If so, what would fracking mean to the small town? There is no consensus on either question. Hydraulic fracturing involves drilling horizontally instead of ...

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Officials approve fracking on town-owned property

CALEDONIA — Caledonia officials will allow an oil company to a fracking process to drill on town-owned land. The Commercial Dispatch reports the town signed an agreement with Fletcher Petroleum Corp. of Fairhope, Ala. The town received $100 for a three-year lease on a three-quarter-acre parcel. Hydraulic fracturing involves drilling horizontally instead of straight down, using high-pressure jets of water, ...

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