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All Shook Up: 5 Earthquakes in Ohio Linked Directly to Oil Drilling

All Shook Up: 5 Earthquakes in Ohio Linked Directly to Oil Drilling
Fracking in Ohio has most likely increased pressure on a heretofore stable fault, causing five earthquakes in the process. It marks the first time geologists have linked those seismic events to gas drilling in the area.
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$3 Million Awarded in 'First Fracking Verdict in US History'

$3 Million Awarded in 'First Fracking Verdict in US History'
A jury in Dallas, Texas awarded $2.925 million to plaintiffs Bob and Lisa Parr, who sued Barnett shale fracking company Aruba Petroleum Inc. for intentionally causing a nuisance on the Parr's property which impacted their health and ruined their drinking water.
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Why Was This a Problem? CO House Barely Passes Bill to Study Impact of Fracking on Human Health

Why Was This a Problem? CO House Barely Passes Bill to Study Impact of Fracking on Human Health
After hours of debate on Wednesday night, the Colorado House gave final passage to Fort Collins Rep. Joann Ginal’s HB 1297 on a near party-line vote Thursday. The controversial bill calls for a study of the impacts of Front Range oil-and-gas development on human health in six counties most impacted by fracking.
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OK Senator Slams Obama and 'EPA's War on Fossil Fuels'

OK Senator Slams Obama and 'EPA's War on Fossil Fuels'
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe continues to berate the Environmental Protection Agency with sweeping generalizations and political sloganeering. Inhofe's contrarian demeanor as a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee doesn't really accomplish anything, but it does give all of us a preview of what could happen if Republicans take control of the Senate in the November midterm elections.
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Rejecting Tar Sands Key Step in 'Decarbonizing' World's Energy Economy

Rejecting Tar Sands Key Step in 'Decarbonizing' World's Energy Economy
Over one hundred concerned scientists and economists urged President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry to say no to the Keystone XL pipeline in a letter sent to the White House and State Department on Monday.
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ExxonMobil Agrees to Disclose the Risks of Fracking

ExxonMobil Agrees to Disclose the Risks of Fracking
ExxonMobil, the nation's largest oil and gas company, will begin disclosing risks associated with shale drilling and fracking to investors, in response to a long-running campaign by a coalition of shareholders.
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Study: Toxic Emission Spikes at Fracking Sites are Rarely Monitored

Study: Toxic Emission Spikes at Fracking Sites are Rarely Monitored
People in natural gas drilling areas who complain about nauseating odors, nosebleeds and other symptoms they fear could be caused by shale development usually get the same response from state regulators: monitoring data show the air quality is fine.
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PA Dept of Environmental Protection Sides with Gas Industry in Complaint Debacle

PA Dept of Environmental Protection Sides with Gas Industry in Complaint Debacle
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's labyrinthine rules for complaints has citizens out in the cold when trying to report violations by oil and gas companies, and their fracking outfits littering the state.
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Democrat Betraying Colleagues by Pushing Fracking Exports

Democrat Betraying Colleagues by Pushing Fracking Exports
Last month, thirty Senate Democrats—members of the “climate caucus”—stayed Up All Night on the Senate floor to speak out about climate change.
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Oil Lobby Spent $56.63M in Sacramento Over Past Five Years

Oil Lobby Spent $56.63M in Sacramento Over Past Five Years
A new chart released by Stop Fooling California reveals that the oil industry, including the Western States Petroleum Association, Chevron, BP and other oil companies, spent $56.63 million on lobbying at the State Capitol in the five years from 2009 through 2013. "It's enough to spend $471,000 on each California Senator and Assemblymember," according to the campaign. "It's enough to buy a gallon of $4 gas for every household in California. It's a lot of lobster dinners."
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