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Brownback appoints panel to study recent earthquakes, fracking waste

oil rig

Calling it a “matter of public safety,” Gov. Sam Brownback has appointed a committee to study whether oil and gas activity is behind the recent spate of minor earthquakes in Kansas. Expansion of the oil and gas recovery method known as “fracking” has coincided with a series of small quakes in areas that had long been seismically stable. Fracking doesn’t ...

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Lovely detritus, ugly innovation: Kevin O’Connell evaluates the nation’s energy infrastructure

wind turbine

There is a dark side to renewable-energy equipment such as solar panels and wind turbines. While the infrastructure for renewable energy seems to have less impact on the environment than drilling for oil, mining coal, and hydraulic fracturing (commonly known as fracking), the structures that harness that energy still mar the landscape. Photographer Kevin O’Connell has made a career photographing ...

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