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Major oil & gas firm to list drilling chemicals

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A major supplier to the oil and gas industry says it will begin disclosing 100 percent of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing fluid, with no exemptions for trade secrets. The move by Baker Hughes of Houston is a major shift; it’s unclear if other firms will follow suit. Environmental and health groups have criticized the industry ...

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US judge overturns North Dakota abortion ban

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By: JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D.  — A federal judge on Wednesday overturned a North Dakota law that bans abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which can be as early as six weeks into pregnancy and before many women know they’re pregnant. U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland said the law is “invalid and unconstitutional” and that it “cannot ...

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CNG Grant Money Not Entirely Allocated; Two Stations Awarded Funds

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Arkansas’ Clean Burning Motor Fuel Development Fund could only be filled up with a third of a tank this year, leaving three Fort Smith businesses with a “no go” on plans to build compressed natural gas stations. The Arkansas Legislature allocated $800,000 to the fund instead of the $2.4 million expected. Twenty applications were submitted for six $400,000 rebate grants ...

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As quakes rise, Texas still seeking answers

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Lynda Stokes admits to being frustrated as she waits for Texas regulators to offer a solution to the swarm of small earthquakes that shook the area near her home in Reno in recent months. “I see what the other states have done — they close the wells and the earthquakes go away,” said Stokes, the mayor of the Parker County ...

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