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New Fracking Rules Proposed for U.S. Land

Published: 
Sun, 05/19/2013 - 9:23pm
Category: 
Energy

The Obama administration on Thursday issued a new set of proposed rules governing hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas on public lands, moving further to address industry concerns about the costs and reporting burdens of federal regulation.

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Fracking can increase methane in drinking water, study finds

Published: 
Mon, 06/24/2013 - 10:01pm
Category: 
Water

Scientists have found that methane and other gases pose a significant risk of contaminating drinking-water wells near natural gas drilling, raising new questions about possible health and safety risks from the production technique known as fracking.

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The Dilemma of a Hardcore Environmentalist: Trying Not to Scare the S#*+ Out of My Family, or Succumb to Defeatist Apathy

Published: 
Mon, 09/16/2013 - 8:11pm
Category: 
Chemicals

First disclaimer: I'm NOT that hardcore. I don't eat a strictly plant-based diet... yet. I ONLY take the bus when it works time-wise, or ride my bike when traffic volume and ecological impulses align. 

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Brown releases proposed rules for fracking

Published: 
Sat, 11/16/2013 - 7:52am
Category: 
Energy

The Brown administration has released much-anticipated proposed rules for fracking, a controversial technique for drilling for oil and natural gas reviled by environmentalists.

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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.