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Fossil Fuel Firms Use 'Biased' Study in Massive Lobbying Push
Industry urging governments and business to reject renewables in favour of 'green' shale gas
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Gas Drilling Emergency in Bradford County
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is at a natural gas drilling site in Bradford County where, officials said, crews were fracking when a well blew out near the surface. A massive operation is underway in Bradford County to deal with a spill at a natural gas well in LeRoy...
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Obama's Dirty Energy Fixation
As radioactivity levels continue to spike in Fukushima, Obama's support for nuclear power is unwavering.
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Big Coal’s Dirty Secret: Breakthrough New Study on Longwall Mining Regulatory Failure and Ruin in Pennsylvania
A game-changing new independent study released today by the national Citizens Coal Council underscores one of our nation’s most overlooked environmental crises and darkest energy secrets in Pennsylvania and a dozen states in the heartland and the West: Flawed state regulatory policies for...
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Report: Carcinogens Injected into Wells During Gas "Fracking"
WASHINGTON — Millions of gallons of potentially hazardous chemicals and known carcinogens were injected into wells by leading oil and gas service companies from 2005-2009, a report by three House Democrats said Saturday. The report said 29 of the chemicals injected were known-or-suspected human...
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A New Pickens Plan: Good for The US or Just for T. Boone?
Remember the Pickens Plan? Three years ago, with a flurry of national publicity, billionaire Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens outlined his vision of how to help wean the U.S. off imported oil . The crux of the plan was to build a massive, $1 trillion network of wind farms stretching from Texas to...
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French Government Advises its Citizens to Stay Away from Tokyo, Japan Stays Silent
It's ironic that the French are giving such strong advice to their citizens in Japan.
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Leaked EPA Documents Expose Decades-Old Effort To Hide Dangers of Natural Gas Extraction
Efforts by lawmakers and regulators to force the federal government to better police the natural gas drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking" have been thwarted for the past 25 years, according to an expose in the New York Times . Studies by scientists at the U.S. Environmental...
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Hydrofracked? One Man’s Mystery Leads to a Backlash Against Natural Gas Drilling
There are few things a family needs to survive more than fresh drinking water. And Louis Meeks, a burly, jowled Vietnam War hero who had long ago planted his roots on these sparse eastern Wyoming grasslands, was drilling a new well in search of it. The drill bit spun, whining against the alluvial...
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Corporate Control? Not in These Communities
Can local laws have a real effect on the power of giant corporations?
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