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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.

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Fracking’s Achilles’ Heel

Published: 
Sun, 11/24/2013 - 11:52pm
Category: 
Energy

It’s not very often that someone starts his career as a geologist and then winds up as governor, but John Hickenlooper, the governor of Colorado, can make that claim.

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Oil Company Caught Illegally Dumping Fracking Discharge In Central Valley

Published: 
Wed, 12/04/2013 - 8:20am
Category: 
Energy

For the first time, California has penalized an oil company over illegal fracking activity after the discovery of a video showing wrongful dumping of the fracking discharge.

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An Odd Alliance in Patagonia

Published: 
Thu, 10/24/2013 - 8:06pm
Category: 
Energy

On the windswept Patagonian steppe, crews of roughnecks are drilling around the clock in pursuit of a vast shale oil reservoir that might be the world’s next great oil field.