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Sanders criticizes Clinton record on fracking

The Latest: Sanders criticizes Clinton record on fracking

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on campaign 2016 (all times Eastern Daylight Time): 11:05 a.m. A swing through upstate New York is providing Bernie Sanders with a fresh opportunity to contrast himself with Hillary Clinton on fracking — an oil and gas drilling method that’s been banned in the state. In a lengthy riff at a rally in Binghamton, New ...

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County restricts gas drilling in Deep Creek Lake watershed

Deep Creek Lake Maryland

OAKLAND, Md. (AP) — The Garrett County Commissioners have adopted a watershed management plan that limits natural-gas drilling on nearly 41,000 acres around Deep Creek Lake, a popular vacation destination in western Maryland. The three-member board voted unanimously Monday to adopt the plan. It prohibits natural gas wellheads within the watershed but allows companies to drill horizontally from wellheads located ...

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Florida fracking bill dies in Senate committee

Florida fracking bill dies in Senate committee

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida Senate bill that would require the state’s Department of Environmental Protection to study and create regulations for fracking is essentially dead. The Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday refused to reconsider the bill after narrowly voting against it last week. The bill had been kept alive on a procedural move, but the sponsor didn’t ask ...

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Report: Cheap natural gas leads to more plants and pollution

natural gas plant

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The nation’s boom in cheap natural gas — often viewed as a clean energy source — is spawning a wave of petrochemical plants that, if built, will emit massive amounts of greenhouse gases, an environmental watchdog group warned in a report Monday. The Washington-based Environmental Integrity Project said hydraulic fracturing of shale rock formations and other ...

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Methane in Texas water wells likely natural, report says

Methane in Texas water wells likely natural, report says

A report from the University of Texas further contributes evidence that hydraulic fracturing has not contaminated drinking water with methane in Parker County, or anywhere else in Texas. The research reaffirmed findings from the Railroad Commission of Texas, which showed through nitrogen fingerprinting that water contamination was naturally occurring. The main objective of the project was to improve understanding of ...

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Measure twice, cut once: How Integrated Energy Services maximizes asset value

Measure twice, cut once: How Integrated Energy Services maximizes asset value

In the current economic climate, minimizing risk in the upstream oil and gas industry has become more important than ever, particularly in the refracturing process. Integrated Energy Services helps businesses reduce their refrac risk substantially. The Austin-based company provides advisory services to oil and gas producers working in conventional and unconventional reservoirs. Refracturing is one way to increase profit and ...

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Feds seek borehole test for potential hot nuclear waste burial

Aerial view of the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository in Nye County, Nevada. (Image via Wikipedia)

LUBBOCK, Texas — The federal government plans to spend $80 million assessing whether its hottest nuclear waste can be stored in 3-mile-deep holes, a project that could provide an alternative strategy to a Nevada repository plan that was halted in 2010. The five-year borehole project was tentatively slated to start later this year on state-owned land in rural North Dakota, ...

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Shale boom leads US to first annual trade surplus with OPEC

In 2015, the United States recorded an annual trade surplus with the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries. For the first time ever in trading with OPEC, exports exceeded imports. The United States finished $6.6 billion in the black, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis data. More than $72 billion worth of goods were exported to OPEC countries, ...

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New Pennsylvania drilling regulations up for review

natural gas drilling rig

On Feb. 3, the Environmental Quality Board (EQB) passed oil and gas drilling regulation revisions, according to . The new regulations will be sent to the Independent Regulatory Review Commission, the State House and Environmental Resources and Energy Committees for review. Amendments to the regulations include improved transparency, protection of water resources, protection of public health and safety, as well ...

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US agrees to environmental review of offshore oil fracking

US agrees to environmental review of offshore oil fracking

LOS ANGELES — The federal government has agreed to stop approving oil fracking off the California coast until it studies whether the practice is safe for the environment, according to legal settlements filed Friday. Separate deals reached with a pair of environmental organizations require the Department of Interior to review whether well techniques such as using acid or hydraulic fracturing, ...

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