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Big Victory as Court Upholds Small Towns' Right to Ban Fracking

Big Victory as Court Upholds Small Towns' Right to Ban Fracking
In a victory for fracking opponents, towns in New York today won the right to ban oil and gas production operations from their communities. The ruling may have widespread effects on the drilling industry as towns continue to file moratoriums on the environmentally harmful process.
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House Debates Looser Gas Export Restrictions, Residents Wonder About Asthma and Lung Cancer

House Debates Looser Gas Export Restrictions, Residents Wonder About Asthma and Lung Cancer
Dominion Resources' proposal to build a liquefied natural gas export facility is dividing residents of the quiet town of Lusby on the Chesapeake Bay. Some residents are worried about increased air pollution, but others are all for the jobs and tax dollars it could bring in. On Wednesday, the House votes on GOP legislation aimed at expediting federal approval for projects like Dominion's, which Republicans argue will help U.S. allies. It faces a tougher battle in the Senate.
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Frederic J. Frommer
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Former PA Health Employees Say Bosses Enforced Silence on Fracking

Former PA Health Employees Say Bosses Enforced Silence on Fracking
A shocking investigative report revealed that Pennsylvania state health employees may have compounded the danger of Marcellus Shale drilling by systematically refusing to respond to residents’ concerns about it.
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Lawsuitpalooza: Colorado Fracking Ban Edition

Lawsuitpalooza: Colorado Fracking Ban Edition
Citizens of Lafayette, Colo., have filed a class action lawsuit against the State of Colorado, the Colorado Oil and Gas Association (COGA) and Governor John Hickenlooper requesting immediate enforcement of Lafayette's Community Rights Charter Amendment to ban fracking.
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Wyoming Residents Frustrated With State’s Fracking-Funded Water Contamination Investigation

Wyoming Residents Frustrated With State’s Fracking-Funded Water Contamination Investigation
Wyoming environmental officials continue investigating water wells and whether fracking is the source of water contamination in the tiny town of Pavillion, but some groups in the area are concerned about the credibility of that investigation.
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Feel that Tremor? Just a Little Fracking 5 Miles from Nuclear Waste Dump that Housed 'Godzilla' Monster

Feel that Tremor? Just a Little Fracking 5 Miles from Nuclear Waste Dump that Housed 'Godzilla' Monster
Well, here's something else to further shake up the growing case against hydraulic fracturing: Possible nuclear disaster. Experts argue that a cavern that stores radioactive waste near Carlsbad, New Mexico, could be threatened by nearby fracking activity. Energy companies, according to an article, are drilling and establishing fossil fuel wells within five miles of the site.
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The Wilks Brothers: Fracking Sugar Daddies For The Far Right

The Wilks Brothers: Fracking Sugar Daddies For The Far Right
Last June, presidential hopefuls Rand Paul and Ted Cruz traveled to Iowa for an event convened by David Lane, a political operative who uses pastors to mobilize conservative Christian voters.
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The American Lung Association Supports Fracking?

The American Lung Association Supports Fracking?
“Sobering Statistics Tell Story about Reality of Women’s Lung Cancer” headlined a recent post by Harold Wimmer, president/CEO of the American Lung Association (ALA). Wimmer was touting ALA’s new initiative “to make lung cancer in women a public health priority.” Businesses and organizations nationwide are sponsoring events to support it.
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EU Gets Ready To Open Tar Sands Floodgate

EU Gets Ready To Open Tar Sands Floodgate
After years of lobbying to break into European markets, Canada's tar sands oil industry is poised to score a victory from EU lawmakers who have signaled willingness to drop a requirement that labels tar sands oil as dirtier than other fossil fuels.
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Bought and Paid For: CA State Senators in Pocket of Big Oil Won't Back Fracking Moratorium

Bought and Paid For: CA State Senators in Pocket of Big Oil Won't Back Fracking Moratorium
Big Oil's money worked. Spending $1.5M on state senators got them the votes to sink a moratorium on fracking in California.
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