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New Hampshire attorney general wants say on pipeline project

In this May 9, 2015 file photo, pipes for the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline are stacked at a staging area in Worthing, S.D.

CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire’s attorney general wants to weigh in on federal agency’s consideration of a natural gas pipeline that would pass through state parks and forests. Attorney General Joseph Foster says he’s filed documents to intervene in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s consideration of Kinder Morgan’s application for a certificate of public need for the proposed 11,900-mile pipeline. ...

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State parks booming along with oil patch

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MINOT, N.D. (AP) — State officials say the booming Bakken oil region of western North Dakota‘s isn’t just driving folks to the state, but also its parks. State parks officials this week said the state’s parks are setting visitation records again this year as the state’s population continues to increase, reported the Minot Daily News. Greg Corcoran, the manager at ...

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Pa. voters back fracking, but not in state parks

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Thomas Fitzgerald, Philidelphia Inquirer By a wide margin, Pennsylvania voters support drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale but they draw the line at fracking beneath state parks and forest lands, according to Quinnipiac University poll results released Friday. Gov. Corbett’s order opening state parks and forests to some gas exploration could be a drag on his reelection effort, ...

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Injunction sought to block additional drilling under state parks and forests

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By Laura Legere / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette HARRISBURG — A former secretary and deputy secretary of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources testified in Commonwealth Court on Wednesday that more state natural lands should not be opened for gas extraction without further study of the impacts of the drilling already underway. James Grace, former deputy secretary for parks and forests, ...

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Pennsylvania Poised to Open State Parks for Drilling Operations

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John Bestoloffe , Shale Plays Media The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announced in 2010 that the state needed to stop leasing additional forest land or it would inflict significant damage to the local ecosystem. It issued a report stating that any additional expansion of fracking in the region would have long-term repercussions on the health and productivity ...

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