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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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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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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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Fuel From Landfill Methane Goes on Sale

Published: 
Fri, 10/04/2013 - 8:33am
Category: 
Energy

Farmers, waste management companies and the energy industries have long experimented with converting methane, a byproduct of decomposing organic matter, into transportation fuel.