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Desperately Dry California Tries to Curb Private Drilling for Water

Published: 
Mon, 09/01/2014 - 6:02pm
Category: 
Water

The small prefab office of Arthur & Orum, a well-drilling outfit hidden in the almond trees and grapevines south of Fresno, has become a magnet for scores of California farmers in desperate need of water to sustain their crops. 

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Industry in North Dakota to Cut Flared Natural Gas

Published: 
Sat, 02/01/2014 - 4:22pm
Category: 
Energy

Faced with growing criticism and lawsuits, an oil industry task force representing hundreds of companies in North Dakota pledged on Wednesday to make an all-out effort to capture almost all the natural gas that is being flared in the Bakken shale oil field by the end of the decade.

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In Hermosa Beach, a sheen of divisiveness over oil's possible return

Published: 
Tue, 07/23/2013 - 10:50pm
Category: 
Energy

Mike Collins was raised in oil country but dreamed of living at the beach. As a young boy in Bakersfield, he accompanied his father to dusty fields dotted with derricks where he repaired the motors on oil rigs.

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Colorado Governor Proposes Strict Limits on Greenhouse Gas Leaks From Drilling

Published: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 9:13am
Category: 
Energy

Gov. John W. Hickenlooper of Colorado proposed on Monday tough new limits on leaks of methane and other gases from well sites and storage tanks.

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Sunday Dialogue: Gas Drilling and Our Energy Future

Published: 
Wed, 04/24/2013 - 8:54am
Category: 
Energy

Readers discuss whether natural gas from shale is a promising resource or a misguided risk.