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Livestock Falling Ill in Fracking Regions, Raising Concerns About Food

Published: 
Tue, 03/12/2013 - 1:08pm
Category: 
Shopping & Food

In the midst of the domestic energy boom, livestock on farms near oil-and-gas drilling operations nationwide have been quietly falling sick and dying. 

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As Fracking Increases, So Do Fears About Water Supply

Published: 
Fri, 03/08/2013 - 3:14pm
Category: 
Water

In this South Texas stretch of mesquite trees and cactus, where the land is sometimes too dry to grow crops, the local aquifer is being strained in the search for oil.

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California issues proposed rules for 'fracking'

Published: 
Thu, 12/20/2012 (All day)
Category: 
Energy

California Gov. Jerry Brown's administration proposes rules that would require more disclosure from oil companies in the state that employ hydraulic fracturing, also known as 'fracking.'

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Shift by Cuomo on Gas Drilling Prompts Both Anger and Praise

Published: 
Sun, 09/30/2012 (All day)
Category: 
Energy

ALBANY — A few months after Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo was poised to approve hydraulic fracturing in several struggling New York counties, his administration is reversing course and starting the regulatory process over, garnering praise from environmental groups and stirring anger among industry executives and upstate landowners.

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Is the Energy Boom a Mirage?

Published: 
Tue, 09/04/2012 (All day)
Category: 
Energy

THE United States is experiencing a boom in oil and natural gas production — one that many people, including Mitt Romney, see as a game-changing, tectonic shift in our energy picture. But while the boom is real, the benefits are less than meet the eye.

The United States produces 1.6 million more barrels of oil each day now than it did in 2008. That’s a significant increase in a world that consumes around 89 million barrels per day, with the United States accounting for about a quarter of that amount. In addition, America’s net petroleum imports have fallen from 60 percent of total consumption in 2005 to 42 percent today.