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Keystone XL Veto Could Make A Case Against Fracking

The move to veto showcases the Obama administration’s focus on climate change and sheds light on the growing concerns over fracking.

02/26/2015

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Congressional Democrats Seek To Step Up Fracking Oversight

Democrats on a congressional oversight panel are stepping up their investigation into how well states are regulating the disposal of oil and gas waste, citing continuing public concern about the potential environmental and health risks of hydraulic fracturing.

02/17/2015

Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Lawmaker Asks for Halt on Fracking Plans in Maryland

Health officials and environmental advocates in Maryland are asking for a temporary stop to plans for fracking in the western part of the state.

02/05/2015

Don't blame man-made global warming for the devastating California drought, a new federal report says.  (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Administration to Propose Md. Gas Drilling Regs

Outgoing Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley said Tuesday his administration will propose some of the nations’ toughest regulations next month governing the extraction of natural gas from the Marcellus shale rock formation underlying parts of far western Maryland through the drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

11/25/2014

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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

File photo of a protester arguing against fracking. (credit: Getty Images)

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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