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Dunn County resident group still fights for landfill voice

MANNING, N.D. — Dunn County residents who have been fighting for months to have a say in the siting of oil and gas waste landfills have lost another battle. The group that wears bright orange T-shirts reading “We Are Dunn County” earlier this year unsuccessfully tried to get the County Commission to reinstate an old zoning rule that said landfills ...

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Fracking, wastewater-injection wells raise Ohio’s quake risk, feds say

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It wasn’t that long ago that Denison University professor Erik Klemetti added a caveat when he taught his students about earthquakes. “When I used to show (seismicity) maps in my intro class, I’d say, ‘Ohio is about as earthquake-free as you get,’??” Klemetti said. “Now, it has a bull’s-eye on it, at least to some degree.” That bull’s-eye, according to ...

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Magnitude 4.1 earthquake hits central Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY — The U.S. Geological Survey has reported a 4.1 magnitude earthquake in central Oklahoma. The agency recorded the tremor Monday evening about 5 miles west of Langston. It was recorded at a depth of 2.4 miles. Similar sized earthquakes can be felt more than 60 miles from the source and can cause minor damage. The Oklahoma Geological Survey ...

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Congressional Democrats seek to step up fracking oversight

WASHINGTON — Democrats on a congressional oversight panel are stepping up their investigation into how well states are regulating the disposal of oil and gas waste, citing continuing public concern about the potential environmental and health risks of hydraulic fracturing. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Pa., the lead Democrat on a health subcommittee of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, ...

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Congressman widens inquiry into fracking waste in Northeast and Midwest

A congressional investigation into the way states regulate the disposal of the often toxic waste generated during the fracking of oil and gas has expanded. Rep. Matthew Cartwright, D-Pa., launched the investigation in October by singling out his home state for the inquiry. Now Cartwright, a member of the House Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation and Regulatory Affairs, has ...

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