News bites: Grounded Shell rig not leaking fuel

Shell’s Kulluk drilling rig that ran aground in the Gulf of Alaska is not leaking fuel, The New York Times reports.

A New York State Department of Health report said hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, can be done safely and avoid putting public health at risk, Reuters reports.

NPR unwraps the facts and fictions regarding the nation’s fracking boom as presented in Matt Damon’s new movie, “Promised Land.”

Electricity traders say U.S. utilities will burn more natural gas rather than coal in response to falling gas prices, Reuters notes.