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Citizen Objections to Hydrofracturing Show NY DEC Statement Inadequacies

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At its final hearing venue on the most recent edit of its regulations over gas hydrofracturing in New York State in the Marcellus shale area, the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation found itself confronted with a well-informed, articulate and hostile citizenry who filled the 1000-seat Tribeca Performing Arts Center in downtown Manhattan. There were,... Read More...

Colorado Sells 500M Gallons of Colorado River for Fracking

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500 million gallons for fracking may not seem a lot when the region is expecting to be 300 billion gallons short of drinking water in the near future, but the picture of Colorado selling the water for fracking on its Front Range, where most of its biggest towns and cities are, even as the... Read More...

Obama vs Obama on the Environment: It’s a Draw!

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The Obama administration has made some notable moves on improving the environment, but it has also made some serious concessions to industrial and political opponents who claim that environmental regulations are costing jobs. So the best that can be said about the Obama’s pros and cons on the environment is: it’s a draw! Some... Read More...

To Frack or Not To Frack? Real Questions Persist

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The environmental consequences of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” as it’s usually called, have two story lines. The industry’s is that there has never been a problem caused because of fracking. Opponents cite numerous instances of contaminated wells and other environmental violations, many of the resulting in steep fines. The Great Gas Hope Part of... Read More...

GREEN BOOKS

Water: Our Most Precious Resource: by Marc Devilliers. This highly readable report on the looming global water crisis is amazingly informative on water issues around the world from China to Texas.

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