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Oh Deer! Energy Exploration Could Affect Wildlife Out West

Oil and natural gas may be valuable resources out West, but so are the area’s wildlife and outdoor heritage. Increased energy exploration, however, could make certain species much harder to …

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Gold Rush or Fool’s Gold?: Congress Discusses the Impacts of Natural Gas Drilling

Striking a balance between public health, profit, and the environmental impacts of natural gas drilling is a debate that is drawing national attention. The development of the popular fossil fuel …

When the Oil Wells Run Dry

Oil is good to the last drop, and we may see the last drop in our lifetimes. According to a new report by British bank HSBC, the world may only …

House and Senate Bills Offer a Breath of Fresh Air from Fossil Fuels

Lawmakers in the U.S. House and Senate are working to keep air and water clean and protect wildlife habitats and public health from the impacts of oil and gas drilling. …

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FRAC Act Focuses on the Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing

Hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, is the process of releasing natural gas from the ground. But, to get the gas out, water, sand and other chemicals have to go …

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Debate Over Gasland the Movie Hits Mainstream

Every day, we check our emails, blackberry and mail to find an overload of information that we don’t need. I’ll make this easy for you—you NEED to hear this (and …

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What the frack? Even 60 Minutes and CSI are concerned about fracking

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, for natural gas is hurting people and local economies across the U.S.

October 20, 1944: We Didn’t Start The Fire–Gas Did

Today marks the 66th anniversary of a natural gas explosion that killed 131 people, decimating a chunk of Cleveland’s east side and leaving an indelible mark on the state of Ohio—just one in a long line of natural gas and fuel pipeline disasters that have plagued the Midwestern fuel transportation hub and the rest of the U.S.

A Closer Look at Controversial “Fracking” Natural Gas Drilling

This week’s edition of the PBS program NOW investigates a controversial process to drill for natural gas: In the debate over energy resources, natural gas is often considered a “lesser-of-evils”. …

“I Don’t Remember. I Can’t Recall”

By Larry J. Schweiger Congressman Joe Barton of Texas has received almost $100,000 for a share in a natural gas well he purchased from longtime campaign supporter Walter Mize. When …

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