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Colorado sues feds over new fracking rules

Hickenlooper claims BLM regs ‘invade’ state authority

By Bob Berwyn

FRISCO — If there’s one thing Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper will be remember for, it will be for suing anyone who tries to get in the way of the oil and gas industry’s unceasing efforts to frack every square inch of the state. 531 more words

Environment

Fracking Leads To Earthquakes: Oklahoma Temblors Now Top California

In a Thursday story from The New York Times we learn:

“Oklahoma used to experience one or two earthquakes per year of magnitude 3 or greater, and now they’re experiencing one or two a day,. 90 more words

The American Experience

Texas House votes to ban fracking bans

From the US State synonymous with oil: legislation to limit the power of ‘nimbyism’ in developing – or not – natural energy resources.

Texas has moved a step closer to pre-empting cities and counties from banning fracking. 338 more words

Politics

Maybe a good shaking is what some people need?

The seismic rate in Oklahoma is about 600 times greater than it was before 2008, around the time dewatering started in the state.

Just this week, Oklahoma finally admitted that “the cause of increased earthquake activity in the state was do to the injection/disposal of water associated with oil and gas production”‘ sited from a report from the Oklahoma Geological Survey (OGS).

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Energy

We are so good at causing earthquakes that the government is starting to forecast them

Humans have gotten very good at causing earthquakes. Humans who work for the oil and gas industry, that is. They’ve gotten so good, in fact, that the U.S. 461 more words

Climate & Energy

YPF reforzó el abastecimiento en las zonas afectadas por el Volcán Calbuco

Ante las sorpresivas erupciones del volcán Calbuco, que afectan a las ciudades de Bariloche, Villa la Angostura y San Martín de los Andes, la vicegobernadora de Neuquén, Ana Pechen, aseguró que están funcionando todos los servicios esenciales en la provincia y recomendó evitar el tránsito en las zonas afectadas por los problemas de visibilidad. 349 more words

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U.S. Government Confirms That Fracking Absolutely Does Cause Earthquakes

Despite repeated denials on the part of the oil and gas industry over the last decade, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) announced yesterday what nearly everyone already believed… 193 more words