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DeSmogBlog Exclusive: Here Are the Energy Companies Represented by Trump’s Nominee to Head FERC - Can you spell CONFLICT OF INTERESTS?

President Trump’s nominee to head the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has, as a corporate attorney, personally represented a host of energy and utility companies, many of which do business that is directly impacted by FERC’s decisionmaking.

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Politics

Appeals Court Sidesteps Decision On US Fracking Regulations

DENVER (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday sidestepped a decision on whether oil and gas regulations enacted by the Obama administration are legal, noting that the current administration plans to rescind them. 491 more words

News

Plans revealed for 590 homes at Staveley Works site

This week’s news round-up looks at the regeneration of the former Staveley Works site moving forwards with a major housing plan, concerns by a local MP to the closure of a bank branch, a referendum on a masterplan for part of… 888 more words

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Guest Post by Jon and Val Mager: Why the government must block fracking based on what we learned about regulation of the KM8 site

As Third Energy prepares for high volume hydraulic fracturing in North Yorkshire – the first in the UK for more than six years – campaigners Jon and Val Mager argue there are serious flaws in the regulatory regime. 2,475 more words

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Wilderness Society: Appalachian Trail is Too Wild to Drill

Appalachian Trail makes list of 15 wild areas in U.S. at high risk of development for oil, gas and other resources.

New report shines spotlight on important wild lands that must be protected. 948 more words

Breaking News

Notts site construction expected soon and new NW shale application within three months – IGas

IGas expects to submit a new planning application in north west England by the end of the year and to begin construction soon at its East Midlands shale gas sites. 542 more words

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