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Bernie Sanders called for a nationwide ban on fracking during a news conference on Wednesday, warning that Hillary Clinton's support of the practice could be "disastrous" for California. "It is too late for regulating, I think fracking has to be banned in America," Sanders told reporters during his...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
The Colorado Supreme Court has struck down attempts by two cities to ban or delay fracking. Monday's ruling is a victory for the oil and gas industry and for state officials who say only state government can regulate energy, not cities or counties.    The court may not have the final...
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Posted by on in Oil Spill
The “surfactant” chemicals found in samples of fracking fluid collected in five states were no more toxic than substances commonly found in homes, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder. Fracking fluid is largely comprised of water and sand, b...
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Posted by on in Human Health
PHILADELPHIA — Groundwater and air quality testing before, during, and after natural gas drilling – which includes hydraulic fracturing -- should be key components of efforts to ensure the safety of communities near these sites, according to an expert panel convened to weigh in on public health rese...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
Colorado's intensifying oil and gas boom is taking a toll on soil — 200 gallons spilled per day seeping into once-fertile ground — that experts say could be ruinous. The state's approach has been to try to compel companies to excavate and haul the worst muck to landfills. But with support from sta...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
The U.S. Geological Survey says the number of earthquakes in Oklahoma has gone up dramatically in recent months and that the surge in seismic activity has increased the danger of a damaging quake in the central part of the state. The USGS and Oklahoma Geological Survey issued a joint statement...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
Ohio authorities shut down a hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, natural gas operation in Mahoning County on Monday after two earthquakes were felt in the area, near the Pennsylvania border, local newspapers and broadcasters reported. The quakes registered magnitudes of 3.0 and 2.6, the U.S. Geologi...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
Colorado regulators approved groundbreaking controls on emissions from oil and natural gas operations after an unusual coalition of energy companies and environmentalists agreed on measures to counter worsening smog. Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (APC), Noble Energy Inc. (NBL) and Encana Corp. (ECA), am...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
What could make a former Marine, retired cop, and self-described "ultra-conservative" oppose fracking in his home state of Ohio? At a diner off of Route 22 near Steubenville, OH, Ed Hashberger had the answer. Dressed in a red polo shirt emblazoned with the U.S. Marine Corps logo and carrying a Marin...
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Posted by on in Mining
Clare Donohue, founder of an anti-fracking group called Sane Energy Project, said that out of the eight million people living in New York City, "You can walk up to anyone on the street and they haven’t heard about fracking yet." But if New Yorkers knew more about what fracking could do to their...
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