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EPA Subpoenas Halliburton, Seeking Fracking Secrets
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. EPA has issued a subpoena to Halliburton, requiring information about the chemicals used by the energy and engineering company to fracture shale rocks, releasing the natural gas they contain. Halliburton was subpoenaed after failing to voluntarily meet EPA's requests for...
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Pennsylvania to Become 'Gasland'?
Pennsylvanians set to take on gov't, industry, and Karl Rove over one of world's largest gas deposits
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Follow Wyoming on 'Fracking' Regulation
Frank Sinatra once said that if he could make it in New York, he could make it anywhere. Thanks to new drilling rules, environmentalists can now say the same about Wyoming. To review: Wyoming is as politically red and pro-fossil-fuel a place as exists in America. Nicknamed the "Cowboy State" for...
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A High-Risk Energy Boom Sweeps Across North America
Energy companies are rushing to develop unconventional sources of oil and gas trapped in carbon-rich shales and sands throughout the western United States and Canada. So far, government officials have shown little concern for the environmental consequences of this new fossil fuel development boom.
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Notes on Environmental Communication
Today, September 28, 2010, EcoAmerica is hosting an important environmental conference, America The Best, in Washington, DC, for a small group of specialists in environmental communication to see what ideas emerge. Because of the number of distinguished participants, I compressed my ideas to 4...
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Israeli Company Hired by State Government to Spy on Pennsylvanians and Other Americans
The surprise disclosure that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, through its state Homeland Security Agency, along with a number of local police departments in the state, have been employing a private Israeli security company with strong links to Mossad and the Israeli Defense Force grows...
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As Regulators Weigh Drilling in Marcellus Shale, EPA Opens Public Hearings on Health and Environmental Impact of Hydraulic Fracturing
The Environmental Protection Agency has begun public hearings in Binghamton, New York on hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," a controversial technique that mining companies use to extract natural gas from rock formations thousands of feet underground. The hearings are part of a broad investigation...
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Fireball Tragedy in California Suburb Brings Gas Industry Under Scrutiny
The deadly explosion has increased pressure on the government to regulate the extraction method hydraulic fracturing
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US Asks Firms to Reveal Gas Extraction Liquid
WASHINGTON - The US environmental regulator on Thursday asked gas companies to reveal what chemicals are used in deep extraction, addressing concerns by residents that their drinking water is being contaminated. US companies have increasingly tapped shale gas, which lies deep underground and was...
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Feds Warn Residents Near Wyoming Gas Drilling Sites Not To Drink Their Water
The federal government is warning residents in a small Wyoming town with extensive natural gas development not to drink their water, and to use fans and ventilation when showering or washing clothes in order to avoid the risk of an explosion. The announcement accompanied results from a second round...
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