hydraulic fracturing

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Proposed fracking in national forest meets broad opposition

Published: 
Sat, 01/25/2014 - 2:29pm
Category: 
Energy

The headwaters of the Potomac River rise amid the hills and hollows of George Washington National Forest in Virginia. Small creeks dart past oak, white pine and hickory, become streams that nourish farmland and towns, and create a river that courses through two states and the nation's capital.

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Hormone-disrupting chemicals found in water at fracking sites

Published: 
Tue, 12/17/2013 - 9:32pm
Category: 
Chemicals

Water samples collected at Colorado sites where hydraulic fracturing was used to extract natural gas show the presence of chemicals that have been linked to infertility, birth defects and cancer, scientists reported Monday.

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Experts Eye Oil and Gas Industry as Quakes Shake Oklahoma

Published: 
Sat, 12/14/2013 - 8:31pm
Category: 
Energy

Mary Catherine Sexton has been rattled enough.

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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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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.