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Gas and oil industry: No one’s ‘ready to drop a drill bit in King George County’

As the King George Board of Supervisors discussed a zoning ordinance last week that would put severe restrictions on oil and gas drillers–to the point they probably wouldn’t want to do business in the county–several interesting things were said about the timing of possible activity. “In reality, I don’t believe it’s coming to King George,” Supervisor Joe Grzeika said of ...

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U.S. documentary ‘Gasland’ pivotal to anti-fracking movement – study

BOSTON – An Oscar-nominated HBO documentary that showed American homeowners near hydraulic fracturing sites setting fire to their tap water may have been the main trigger for a surge in public opposition to the oil and gas production technique, according to a study to be published next month. “Gasland,” produced by filmmaker Josh Fox in 2010, sparked a rise in ...

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Legacy of the “Father of fracking” calls for support of methane regulation

A Texas-based foundation that is the legacy of oil icon George Mitchell has made a fundamental break in the typical energy narrative by supporting methane emission reduction. In a statement released last week, The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation gave its support to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to reduce methane emissions. The EPA hopes to pass ruling to ...

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Editorial: Pipeline news nothing to crow about

It is said that “The enemy of my enemy is my friend.” So it is that opponents of the Constitution Pipeline may be cheering at the recent news that the company attempting to run this pipeline through upstate New York has pulled back on a side project that would have brought natural gas service to the Sidney, Bainbridge and Afton ...

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Longmont fracking ban appeal at Supreme Court crossroads

When it comes to whether the city of Longmont can ban hydraulic fracturing, the ball is in the state’s highest court. On Monday the Colorado Court of Appeals said the matter of whether Longmont’s voter-approved ban on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, interfered with the state’s interest in the oil and gas industry was better left up to the Colorado Supreme ...

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