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Earthquake Task Force Proposed – In Oklahoma! – As Fracking Cracks the Crust

Earthquake Task Force Proposed – In Oklahoma! – As Fracking Cracks the Crust
An Oklahoma state senator, along with a Tulsa geologist, have called for establishing a federal task force to study the dramatic increase of earthquakes here that scientists argue is related to oil and gas drilling processes.
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Small Utah Town Sees Spike in Infant Mortality After Frackers Move In

Small Utah Town Sees Spike in Infant Mortality After Frackers Move In
A midwife in Vernal, Utah – a small town of just less than 10,000 – delivered her first ever stillborn baby, after 19 years at the job. Turns out she wasn't the only one. In just three years, the town went from being average to six times that in infant mortality compared to the rest of the nation. Is it coincidence that big oil's fracking boom follows the same trajectory?
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Loveland Anti-Fracking Group Still Waiting for Special Election to Halt Drilling

Loveland Anti-Fracking Group Still Waiting for Special Election to Halt Drilling
They organized, they collected signatures, they won a ruling from a judge, but Protect Our Loveland likely will have to wait and weather more appeals before their petition for a two-year citywide halt on fracking can be put to a vote.
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CO House Republicans Push Bill to Further Increase Fracking and Drilling on Public Lands

CO House Republicans Push Bill to Further Increase Fracking and Drilling on Public Lands
Republican members of Colorado’s House of Representatives just voted to cut Coloradans out of oil and gas decisions for public lands administered by the U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management, in a move to make it much easier for companies to set up shop fracking and drilling.
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Exxon Versus The People: Lawsuits Begin in Pegasus Spill Aftermath

Exxon Versus The People: Lawsuits Begin in Pegasus Spill Aftermath
Residents in Mayflower, Arkansas, the site of the recent Pegasus tar sands pipeline rupture, have filed suit against its operator Exxon for health issues and property damage that have arisen since the spill on Easter Weekend. The short term effects are piling up, as long term harm looms large.
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