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Judge: US agency lacks authority to set rules on fracking

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A judge ruled Tuesday that federal regulators lack the authority to set rules for hydraulic fracturing, dealing another setback to the Obama administration’s efforts to tighten how fossil fuels are mined. U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl said the Bureau of Land Management can’t set the rules because Congress has not authorized it to do so. The ...

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State Senate wants moratorium on fracking in Massachusetts

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Senate is backing a 10-year moratorium on fracking in the state. The bill was approved unanimously on Thursday. It would also bar the disposal in Massachusetts of wastewater from fracking. Also known as hydraulic fracturing, fracking involves the injection of millions of gallons of water along with sand and chemicals to shatter underground rock and ...

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Judge again dismisses lawsuit against fracking opponents

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BUTLER, Pa. (AP) — A judge has again dismissed a lawsuit that landowners filed against people and groups who oppose fracking in a western Pennsylvania township. Natural gas drilling has been delayed in Middlesex, Butler County while some of the rural community’s 800 residents challenge a zoning ordinance that would allow drilling in 90 percent of the rural township. Dewey ...

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UK council approves fracking; environmentalists vow to fight

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LONDON (AP) — A council has granted the first fracking license to be issued in England for five years, but environmental groups are vowing to fight on against the use of the technology. Fracking was approved near the village of Kirby Misperton, 250 miles (400 kilometers) north of London, despite opposition to the controversial gas extraction technique. Groups including Friends ...

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Exxon, facing heat over climate change, holds annual meeting

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DALLAS (AP) — Exxon Mobil is holding its annual shareholder meeting as it faces volatile crude prices and investigations into what it knew and allegedly didn’t disclose about oil’s role in climate change. Shareholders are scheduled to vote Wednesday on resolutions including a policy to limit global warming, put a climate expert on the board, and report on the drilling ...

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State investigating 2 earthquakes near Pennsylvania fracking site

State investigating 2 earthquakes near Pennsylvania fracking site

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — The state Department of Environmental Protection is investigating whether fracking contributed to two small earthquakes near a western Pennsylvania drilling operation. DEP spokeswoman Melanie Williams says Hilcorp Energy Co. stopped fracking at the Mahoning Township site at about noon Monday. That was about 12 hours after the U.S. Geological Survey recorded a magnitude-1.9 earthquake and ...

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Hydraulic fracturing rule in hands of federal judge in Wyoming

Hydraulic fracturing rule in hands of federal judge in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The future of federal rules aimed at protecting land, water and wildlife from energy-production practices including hydraulic fracturing now rests with a judge in Wyoming. U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl last year blocked implementation of rules drafted by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. He acted in response to a legal challenge from the states of ...

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Top Marcellus news stories: April 8-15

Review the top Marcellus news stories from the past week. During a swing through New York, presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said he wants to eliminate fracking, and tragedy struck the oil industry as two workers were killed while repairing a Texas pipeline. 5.) Chevron announces more Houston job cuts Chevron plans to cut 655 Houston jobs as part of a ...

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