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Proposed CO Constitutional Amendment Would Empower Cities to Ban Dangerous Industry

Proposed CO Constitutional Amendment Would Empower Cities to Ban Dangerous Industry
Many Coloradans who have battled city-by-city to regulate fracking near their residential areas may get some relief under a proposed constitutional amendment that would give cities and towns the right to regulate business activities within their borders.
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Regulatory Agency and Fracking Industry in Cahoots to Promote Drilling in State Parks

 Regulatory Agency and Fracking Industry in Cahoots to Promote Drilling in State Parks
Public documents reveal a plan by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), the agency responsible for regulating fracking in Ohio, to work with “allied” groups to promote the controversial drilling technique in state parks.
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Explosion at Fracking Well Sparks Fire Set to Rage for Days

Explosion at Fracking Well Sparks Fire Set to Rage for Days
According to a statement from well operator Chevron, the fire broke out at approximately 6:45 Tuesday morning at their well in Dunkard Township in Greene County, about 50 miles south of Pittsburgh.
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Don't North Carolina Us! Yes. It's a Verb.

Don't North Carolina Us! Yes. It's a Verb.
Keeping the blue-ward trend going in Virginia is an imperative. Just look at what's happened to North Carolina. From abortion rights to environmental exploitation to disaster capitalism, North Carolina has swiftly become a forerunner in every single bad policy the right wing can dream up.
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CO Senate Unanimously Passes 'Split Estate' Fracking Awareness Bill

CO Senate Unanimously Passes 'Split Estate' Fracking Awareness Bill
The consumer protection and fracking-awareness bill orders sellers of residential property to disclose to buyers whether the surface of the property may be separately owned from the mineral rights beneath the land.
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5 Ways Fracking Hurts Animals

5 Ways Fracking Hurts Animals
Many fracking sites are located on farmland or close to farms. The proximity of fracking sites and incidents of farm animal illness seem to be inextricably linked. However, due to non-disclosure agreements and proprietary secrecy over chemicals used in fracking, it is incredibly difficult for scientists to definitively link animal deaths and reproductive defects back to fracking companies.
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Fracking in GW National Forest Threatens DC's Sole Source of Drinking Water

Fracking in GW National Forest Threatens DC's Sole Source of Drinking Water
An impending U.S. Forest Service decision on whether to allow fracking and horizontal drilling for natural gas in the George Washington National Forest in Virginia is drawing warnings from environmental activists. Organizers of a recent meeting said that fracking in the forest "could threaten a range of resources — including the headwaters of the Potomac River, the D.C. area's major drinking water source."
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California Drought Declaration Fails to Address Fracking, Tunnel Projects and Corporate Water Waste

California Drought Declaration Fails to Address Fracking, Tunnel Projects and Corporate Water Waste
On January 19, the California Environmental Water Caucus issued a press release commending the "emphasis on conservation" in Governor Brown's 20-point drought declaration, but criticized five of the points as "wolves in sheep's clothing," particularly Directive 4 that directs state agencies to expedite the processing of water transfers and Directive 9 that effectively suspends the California Environmental Water Quality Act.
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Pipe Dream? TX Court Favors Landowner in Keystone Eminent Domain Case

Pipe Dream? TX Court Favors Landowner in Keystone Eminent Domain Case
The Texas Supreme Court ruled in favor of landowner Julia Trigg Crawford, ordering TransCanada to submit information by Feb. 6 as the justices weigh arguments to hear the case regarding eminent domain abus
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Interview: Man Who Could Light Water on Fire Vindicated by Fracking Study

Interview: Man Who Could Light Water on Fire Vindicated by Fracking Study
Despite attempts by the oil and gas industry to suppress its findings, an report by the Agency's Inspector General concluded that the EPA was justified in intervening to protect drinking water from fracking in Weatherford, Texas – a place where homeowner Steven Lipsky could light his well water on fire.
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