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In Massive Drought, Water Becomes Currency in Payola Scheme

In Massive Drought, Water Becomes Currency in Payola Scheme
Opponents of Proposition 1, the controversial State Water Bond, today blasted Governor Jerry Brown and the measure's backers for taking $850,000 in contributions from big agribusiness donors to pass public funding for water transfers to enrich them – and to enable the biggest dam-building program in California history.
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By Local: Compromise Struck in CO Fracking Debate Aimed at Heading Off Ballot Initiatives

By Local: Compromise Struck in CO Fracking Debate Aimed at Heading Off Ballot Initiatives
After months of thorny, stop-and-start negotiations that in recent weeks seemed doomed to fail, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper announced today that he had succeeded in wringing a truce out of dueling big-money backers of ballot initiative proposals concerning local control over oil and gas development in the state.
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Despite CA's Drought, Oil Industry Spokesperson Admits to Projected Increase in Fracking Water Use

Despite CA's Drought, Oil Industry Spokesperson Admits to Projected Increase in Fracking Water Use
Tupper Hull, spokesman for the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) and former press spokesman for the Westlands Water District, admitted in an interview on National Public Radio (NPR) what the anti-fracking community has known for a long time – once they figure out how to make the Monterey Shale economically viable, the water usage will ramp up significantly.
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CO Lawmakers Urged to Curb Dangerous Beef-Industry Antibiotics Use

CO Lawmakers Urged to Curb Dangerous Beef-Industry Antibiotics Use
They aren’t happy, and they don’t make for good eating because they’re more susceptible to illness. Yet a lot of cows are stressed in America. They’re shuttled around and crowded onto the massive feedlots where so many of them live out their short lives, breathing, eating and drinking in the same crowded space where they leave their waste.
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Front Range CO Towns Push Back Against Neighborhood Frack Attacks

Front Range CO Towns Push Back Against Neighborhood Frack Attacks
Residents in towns sited in a line that stretches just north of Denver to just south of Wyoming, through a 250-square-mile gas field covered with wells like a picnic blanket overrun by ants, voted Tuesday to impose moratoriums and an outright ban on hydraulic fracturing within city limits.
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Oil Companies Using Shadow 'Marine Life Protection' Agency to Clear Way for More Fracking

Oil Companies Using Shadow 'Marine Life Protection' Agency to Clear Way for More Fracking
It's pretty clear that the $50 billion tunnels — to be paid for by California tax payers —will only really benefit oil companies and agribusiness in the state. What's unclear, however, is the role that the tunnels will play in increased fracking, both on land and under the ocean.
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Shale Gas Bubble Bursting: Report Debunks '100 Years' Claim for Domestic Oil and Gas

Food and Water Watch (FWW) released a report today titled "U.S. Energy Security: Why Fracking for Oil and Natural Gas Is a False Solution.
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