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Dozens Arrested Protesting ‘Fracking’ at Planned Md. Gas Plant

More than two dozen activists have been arrested following a protest against plans to build a facility in Maryland to liquefy and export natural gas.

07/14/2014

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Cleaner Air Could Mean Higher Electric Bills

Electricity prices are probably on their way up across much of the U.S. as coal-fired plants, the dominant source of cheap power, shut down in response to environmental regulations and economic forces.

05/21/2014

President Barack Obama smiles with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo during a tour of the of Nanoscale Science and Engineering's (CNSE) Albany NanoTech Complex at the State University of New York on May 8, 2012 in Albany, N.Y. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Cuomo Won’t Accompany Obama At Fracking Hotbed Sites In Upstate NY

Gov. Andrew Cuomo will avoid a potentially dicey political conflict by not accompanying President Barack Obama to parts of upstate New York roiled over the state’s ban on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas.

08/20/2013

Equipment used for the extraction of natural gas is viewed at a hydraulic fracturing site on June 19, 2012 in South Montrose, Pa. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Energy Industry Heavyweights Arguing Against Outright Ban On ‘Fracking’ In National Park

Environmental groups are fearful that a new blueprint for the 1.1-million-acre George Washington National Forest will open the largest federally protected forest in the East to a form of natural gas drilling that has spawned its own environmental movement.

07/04/2013

A hydraulic fracturing site is viewed on June 19, 2012 in South Montrose, Pa. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

EPA Dropping Plans To Have Experts Review Study Linking Fracking To Groundwater Pollution

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has dropped plans to have outside experts review its theory that hydraulic fracturing may have played a role in groundwater pollution in Wyoming, and the agency no longer plans to write a final report on its research that led to the controversial finding a year and a half ago.

06/21/2013

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Interior Issues New Fracking Rule On Public Land

The Obama administration said Thursday it will require companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands to publicly disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations.

05/16/2013

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Drinking Dirty Water: Is America’s Water Safety In Jeopardy?

Despite the Safe Drinking Water Act, you and your family may be drinking dirty water.

03/13/2013

Earth moving equipment and natural gas containers are viewed at a hydraulic fracturing site on June 19, 2012 in South Montrose, Pa. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Federal Government Denies Millions For Gas Drilling Funding

Is gas drilling ruining the air, polluting water and making people sick? The evidence is sketchy and inconclusive, but a lack of serious funding is delaying efforts to resolve those pressing questions and creating a vacuum that could lead to a crush of lawsuits, some experts say.

08/02/2012

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