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Bloomberg Backs ‘Responsible’ Extraction of Gas and Pays to Help Set Up Rules

Published: 
Sun, 08/26/2012 (All day)
Category: 
Energy

After giving away a chunk of his personal fortune to the cause of eliminating coal-fired power plants, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg is opening his checkbook in support of “responsible” extraction of natural gas by hydraulic fracturing.

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Let's Close the Information Gap About Fracking

Published: 
Mon, 06/11/2012 - 7:25am

 

The oil and gas industry wants to withhold information even from regulators about the exact formulation of the fluids injected into the ground during fracking, calling them trade secrets.

By Michael Hiltzik

News

North Dakota: riding the oil rush

Published: 
Mon, 05/14/2012 - 3:17pm

Oil has brought money and jobs to this sparsely populated region – but residents fear a ban on fracking will stop the boom