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Critics find shale gas plan too lax

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COLUMBUS — An industry-backed proposal to raise the tax on shale oil and natural gas drilling in Ohio while providing for other industry tax breaks could actually drain resources from the state, critics argued Wednesday. Expected new revenue from the higher tax is uncertain, particularly since it would be partially offset by other breaks, raising doubt enough would be available ...

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Energy use projections for 2014 show increase in renewable power, industrial electricity demand

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The U.S. Energy Information Administration offered its energy outlook for 2014, saying residential energy use should decline overall while industrial use grows. Beyond that, fossil fuel production will grow and more renewable energy will come on line. The agency’s key predictions: Renewables: U.S. wind power generation capacity is forecast to increase 8.8 percent this year and grow another 15 percent ...

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RPT-U.S. EPA unlikely to step up fracking enforcement efforts for now -analysts

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Mon Jan 6, 2014 9:06am EST By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON Jan 5 (Reuters) – Federal regulators are unlikely to step up enforcement of potential water contamination cases linked to natural gas drilling – despite new concerns about water safety – given a lack of political will and limited resources to pursue such cases, analysts said. A report quietly made public ...

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Fracking 101: Breaking down the most important part of today’s oil, gas drilling

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Fracking, the two- to three-day process of hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas, is perhaps one of the most misunderstood drilling practices, becoming as bad of a word in some circles as a racial slur. Entire countries have banned the process. Some Colorado towns have placed moratoriums to study it further. Environmentalists storm capitals over it, demanding increased regulations, and ...

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Stark County’s zoning board OK’s ‘Bakken Oil Express West’

By Katherine Lymn  Bakken Oil Express will expand to the west with an industrial rail park after its rezoning was approved for a site west of town Thursday. The Stark County zoning board also denied an agricultural-to-industrial rezoning request from Northern Improvement Company, which wants to relocate its hot mix asphalt plant from a site on Highway 22 to a site ...

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Dems want hearings on natural gas, climate change

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By: Ken Ward Jr CHARLESTON, W.Va. — House Democratic leaders are calling for hearings to examine global warming pollution from the nation’s booming natural gas in the wake of conflicting studies of a key issue facing the industry. Ranking member Henry Waxman, D-Calif., and Energy and Power Subcommittee ranking member Bobby L Rush, D-Ill., are urging the House Energy and ...

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Cline Shale still the ‘big unknown’ in 2013

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by: John Mangalonzo for Abilene Reporter-News, Texas Perhaps the most pressing question in this region in 2013 was: When will the Cline Shale boom? The latest series of oil and natural gas booms began just a few years ago with the rapid expansion of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” opening reserves of fossil fuels trapped in rock shales deep underground. The ...

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Study finds fracking for natural gas saves water

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by: Zack Ponce for Carlsbad Current-Argus, N.M. CARLSBAD — The Permian Basin, which stretches from West Texas into Southeast New Mexico, was one of the first proving grounds for the drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing. The recent economic boom in the area can be attributed to the growth of the oil and gas industry, which produced 1,405.2 trillion British ...

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