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Obama: Forget Russian Gas, Just Frack Europe

Obama: Forget Russian Gas, Just Frack Europe
Speaking after a meeting with European leaders at the EU-US summit in Brussels on Wednesday, President Barack Obama suggested that the U.S. is open to exporting fracked shale gas, once promised as the source of American "energy independence," to the EU and urged the EU to open up its own fracking reserves amid energy fears related to the crisis in Ukraine.
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OH Executive Pleads Guilty For Dumping Fracking Wastewater

OH Executive Pleads Guilty For Dumping Fracking Wastewater
The former owner of a Youngstown-based wastewater company pleaded guilty Monday to federal Clean Water Act violations in the dumping of thousands of gallons of fracking wastewater into a northeast Ohio storm sewer.
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Colorado Legislators Seek to Punish Cities that Ban Fracking

Colorado Legislators Seek to Punish Cities that Ban Fracking
Rep. Frank McNulty of Highlands Ranch and Rep. Jerry Sonnenberg of Sterling, both Republicans, announced they will attempt to get an initiative on the ballot to block local jurisdictions from getting severance tax revenues or grants from Departments of Local Affairs as long as they have fracking bans or moratoria in place.
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Fossil Fuel Giants Guzzling World's Water as Poor Go Thirsty

Fossil Fuel Giants Guzzling World's Water as Poor Go Thirsty
An unrelenting increase in energy production, including unconventional methods such as tar sands extraction and fracking, will severely damage the world's already dwindling water supply, the UN warned on Friday.
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Thousands Confront Governor Jerry Brown: 'Don't Frack with California!'

Thousands Confront Governor Jerry Brown: 'Don't Frack with California!'
Thousands of families, farm workers, students, Native Americans and environmentalists from across California descended on the capitol building in Sacramento on Saturday united under a single message to Governor Jerry Brown: "Don't frack with our state!"
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Report: Keystone XL Will ‘Significantly Exacerbate’ Climate

Report: Keystone XL Will ‘Significantly Exacerbate’ Climate
Last year, President Barack Obama said he would only approve the Keystone XL pipeline only if it “does not significantly exacerbate the climate problem.”
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Did Fracking Cause Earthquakes in Ohio?

Did Fracking Cause Earthquakes in Ohio?
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has ordered Texas-based energy company Hilcorp to halt all fracking operations in Mahoning County after at least four earthquakes shook the area on Monday.
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Environmental Group Offers Real Solutions to CA's Critical Water Shortage (Without Million Dollar Pork Projects)

Environmental Group Offers Real Solutions to CA's Critical Water Shortage (Without Million Dollar Pork Projects)
As California's drought continues, Governor Jerry Brown and other politicians continue to promote the controversial plan to build peripheral tunnels as the "solution" to California's water problems. On the other hand, the Environmental Water Caucus has released a response to the drought pointing to ways that permanently use less water and better manage the hundreds of existing dams and reservoirs that already exist.
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36% of ND Fracked Gas Was Flared Off as Waste in December

36% of ND Fracked Gas Was Flared Off as Waste in December
According to testimony in front of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee, 36 percent of the gas by-product from oil obtained via fracking in North Dakota's Bakken Shale basin was flared off as waste during a brutally cold midwest winter with no end in sight. The reason for this unnecessary waste? Profits.
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US Legislators: To Punish Putin, Frack More

US Legislators: To Punish Putin, Frack More
As the crisis in Ukraine continues, some U.S. legislators have pushed for exporting the nation's natural gas to be used as a "weapon" or leverage point to weaken Russia and President Vladimir Putin's influence on the region.
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