Catholic sisters aim to purify Big Oil shale drilling

Apr 27th, 2014 | By | Category: Business

Even oil companies can’t escape the gaze of the biggest regulator of them all.

In a clash between Big Oil and the cloth, Sister Nora Nash and her fellow Catholic nuns in Philadelphia have been quietly pressing Chevron Corp. and others for years to give up hydraulic fracturing data they say could reveal health concerns for communities in Texas and Pennsylvania.

On Tuesday, the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia filed their fourth demand in as many years that Chevron issue reports on the quality and amount of fresh and recycled water used for shale drilling, updates on a goal to stop using open pits to store drilling fluids, and groundwa

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