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Britain's Prime Minister Didn't Want a Fracking Site Next to his Country Estate

Britain's Prime Minister Didn't Want a Fracking Site Next to his Country Estate
As British Prime Minister David Cameron prepared for the announcement of a controversial new fracking law in the UK, Greenpeace activists gave the leader a taste of his own policy early Wednesday when they set up a mock fracking operation at his country estate.
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CO Groups Demand Access to Governor’s Secret Fracking Meetings

CO Groups Demand Access to Governor’s Secret Fracking Meetings
Citizen groups in Colorado asked Gov. John Hickenlooper a pertinent question Wednesday—what’s the big secret?
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Fracking Boom Infects South America: Argentina's Andes Next on the Hit List

Fracking Boom Infects South America: Argentina's Andes Next on the Hit List
Argentina's government is welcoming frackers with open arms, much to the chagrin of its citizenry. Hyperinflation in the country has led its leaders to shortsightedly believe the filthy, experimental and dangerous extraction process is the remedy for Argentina's woes.
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EPA Expands Guidelines on Fracking Wastewater, but Will They Enforce It?

EPA Expands Guidelines on Fracking Wastewater, but Will They Enforce It?
One of the most intractable problems related to fracking is that each well drilled creates millions of gallons of radioactive and toxic wastewater. For the past several years, the EPA has faced enormous public pressure to ensure this dangerous waste stops ending up dumped in rivers or causing contamination in other ways. But the drilling boom has proceeded at such an accelerated pace in the United States that regulators have struggled to keep up, to control or even track where the oil and gas industry is disposing of this radioactive waste.
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CO Log Cabin Republicans Pick on Gay Dem for Stance on.... Fracking?

CO Log Cabin Republicans Pick on Gay Dem for Stance on.... Fracking?
The Log Cabin Republicans are attacking Colorado Democratic Representative Jared Polis ostensibly over energy policy. But look a little closer and the reason seems – weirdly – to be more about his orientation than any sort of legislation.
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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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Fracking's Air Pollution Drives Couple From Their Home of 23 Years

Fracking's Air Pollution Drives Couple From Their Home of 23 Years
After 23 years living on the South Texas prairie, Lynn and Shelby Buehring are looking for a new home, far from the fumes, traffic and noise of the Eagle Ford Shale boom.
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CO Citizens Fight to Retain Rights During Oil Industry Fracking Push

CO Citizens Fight to Retain Rights During Oil Industry Fracking Push
Colorado Govern John Hickenlooper is pushing back hard against grassroots efforts to curb the oil and gas industry's push to drill more all over the state. Local town and city governments are fighting to retain control over the industry's incursions onto their backyards, threatening their health and raising many other safety concerns.
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EPA Asked to Regulate Fracking's Toxic Air Emissions

EPA Asked to Regulate Fracking's Toxic Air Emissions
Seeking to close what a lawyer called "serious gaps" in regulation, 64 environmental and community groups on Tuesday petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency to clamp down on toxic air emissions from oil and gas operations.
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'No Turning Back' From Mexico's Looming Fracking and Offshore Oil and Gas Bonanza

'No Turning Back' From Mexico's Looming Fracking and Offshore Oil and Gas Bonanza
After generations of state control, Mexico’s vast oil and gas reserves will soon open for business to the international market. In December 2013, Mexico’s Congress voted to break up the longstanding monopoly held by the state-owned oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos — commonly called Pemex — and to open the nation’s oil and gas reserves to foreign companies.
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