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Fracking: U.S. tightens rules for chemical disclosure

posted on March 20, 2015 at 4:25 PM

The Obama administration said Friday it is requiring companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations. Full Story

Negotiators agree on early draft of U.N. climate deal

posted on February 13, 2015 at 1:02 PM

U.N. negotiators on Friday produced an early draft of what eventually should become a landmark climate deal in Paris next December, piling on suggestions to make sure the document reflected every country's wishes. Full Story

U.S. allows imports of privately produced products from Cuba

posted on February 13, 2015 at 12:59 PM

The Obama administration is announcing that it will allow Cuba's small private business sector to sell goods to the United States in a potentially important loosening of the half-century trade embargo on the communist island. Full Story

Farmers file more than 360 corn lawsuits against Syngenta

posted on February 6, 2015 at 2:49 PM

Farmers and farm businesses in 20 states have now filed more than 360 lawsuits against agricultural chemicals-maker Syngenta, and hundreds more may be coming as a federal judge organizes the complex case so they can move forward. Full Story

Maui Voters to Decide Whether to Ban GMO Crops

posted on October 31, 2014 at 2:57 PM

Dozens of Maui mothers are going door-to-door to urge voters to back a ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops because they think they are unsafe. Full Story

Baker Hughes to disclose fracking chemicals

posted on October 3, 2014 at 10:51 AM

The drilling services company Baker Hughes on Wednesday implemented a policy of disclosing all of the chemicals used in its fracking operations. Full Story

Federal Agency Finds Lax Regulation Of Chemicals

posted on June 27, 2013 at 4:59 PM

HOUSTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency has displayed a lack of urgency in the wake of a deadly Texas fertilizer plant explosion and must regulate potentially explosive chemicals immediately, legislators said Thursday.The Chemical... Full Story

Study Says Arkansas Drinking Water Unaffected by Fracking

posted on May 17, 2013 at 1:59 PM

A new study says natural gas drilling, or fracking, hasn't contaminated drinking water wells in Arkansas but researchers say the geology there is more of a natural barrier to pollution than in other areas where drilling takes place. Full Story

Colorado approves disclosure of fracking chemicals

posted on December 16, 2011 at 4:14 PM

Colorado will require energy companies to disclose the concentrations of all chemicals in hydraulic fracturing and also ask drillers to make public some information about ingredients considered trade secrets. Full Story

Cutbacks force retreat in war on meth

posted on August 12, 2011 at 5:08 PM

Police and sheriff's departments in states that produce much of the nation's methamphetamine have made a sudden retreat in the war on meth, at times virtually abandoning pursuit of the drug because they can no longer afford to clean up the toxic... Full Story

Gov't panel: Fracking chemicals should be revealed

posted on August 12, 2011 at 5:05 PM

A U.S. Department of Energy panel wants energy companies to reveal all the chemicals they use in a drilling technique that has allowed them to reach huge and previously inaccessible deposits of natural gas and paved the way for tens of thousands... Full Story

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