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Smoking Cigs, Smoking Tailpipe and Smoking Gun of The New World Order

Smoking Cigs, Smoking Tailpipe and Smoking Gun of The New World Order
Friedrich von Hayek could best be described as the father of modern neoliberalist economics – the slash and burn policies that have cut taxes, maximized corporate profits, and widened inequality to levels not seen since The Gilded Age.
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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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Pacific Gas Charged with Federal Felonies in Fatal 2010 Pipeline Explosion

Pacific Gas Charged with Federal Felonies in Fatal 2010 Pipeline Explosion
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. was charged on Tuesday with federal felony counts involving safety violations linked to a deadly 2010 natural gas pipeline explosion in the San Francisco Bay Area. The indictment charges the utility with 12 felony violations of federal pipeline safety laws, which could carry a total possible fine of $6 million, or more if the court decides it somehow benefited financially from the disaster.
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Jason Dearen
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Loveland Anti-Fracking Group Still Waiting for Special Election to Halt Drilling

Loveland Anti-Fracking Group Still Waiting for Special Election to Halt Drilling
They organized, they collected signatures, they won a ruling from a judge, but Protect Our Loveland likely will have to wait and weather more appeals before their petition for a two-year citywide halt on fracking can be put to a vote.
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Critics Say Outdated Oil-and-Gas Royalty Rate Costing CO Millions

Critics Say Outdated Oil-and-Gas Royalty Rate Costing CO Millions
Every year, the Obama administration pushes to raise the royalty rate on onshore oil-and-gas production, looking to channel more of the profits from extraction on public lands to federal and state coffers. The efforts have been unsuccessful. Today’s 12.5 percent rate hasn’t changed since the 1920s. Analysts say that low rate has cost Colorado taxpayers an estimated $300 million since Obama took office in 2008.
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USGS: Okla Earthquake 'Swarm' Could Be Tied To Oil, Gas Production Methods

USGS: Okla Earthquake 'Swarm' Could Be Tied To Oil, Gas Production Methods
The U.S. Geological Survey has determined that the large rise in the number of earthquakes in Oklahoma in recent years might be partly attributed to the wastewater disposal methods used in oil and gas drilling techniques.
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