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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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Shale Plays Exclusive: Interview with ND Republican Party Executive Director Jason Flohrs

As November 4th approaches, both Democrats and Republicans are scrambling to reach constituents about the importance of voting in the midterm elections. Historically, midterm elections procure a lower turnout, but this November, getting out to vote is more important than ever before. Voters are faced with big decisions on the ballot that could drastically affect not only the oil and ...

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Environmental issues at forefront of Colorado Senate race

Key environmental issues are playing a vital role in this year’s heated Colorado Senate race between Sen. Mark Udall(D) and challenger Congressman Cory Gardner(R). According to an article by Vice News, the race is neck-and-neck, with republican challenger Cory Gardner currently leading the polls by only one percentage point. Related: Colorado well-positioned for pollution standards Some of the key environmental issues ...

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EDITORIAL: Anti-fracking initiatives were efforts to abuse democracy

Editorial | The Colorado Springs Gazette “Democracy” — a term overused and misused — is not a harmless, patriotic concept. In Boulder, protesters confronted U.S. Rep. Jared Polis with signs that said “sellout,” “shame,” “Jared betrayed us,” and Jared harmed “democracy.” They’re angry about a deal he made to keep anti-fracking initiatives off the November ballot. Author and Boulder Weekly ...

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