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Oil drilling threatens solitude of national park

posted on June 27, 2014 at 2:54 PM

After the last hints of sunset dip behind the hills, the North Dakota horizon comes alive with flickering orange flames of a different kind — natural gas flares. Full Story

Texas: Can't tie water contamination to drilling

posted on May 30, 2014 at 2:07 PM

The amount of explosive gas tainting a North Texas neighborhood's water supply has increased in recent years, but the state's oil and gas regulator says it can't link the methane to drilling activity nearby, according to a report it released... Full Story

Indiana State University Will Allow Company to Drill for Oil

posted on December 13, 2013 at 12:39 PM

A company is set to move drilling equipment onto Indiana State University's property and start looking for oil. Full Story

Study Shows EPA May Have Underestimated Greenhouse Gas Levels

posted on November 27, 2013 at 4:28 PM

Study Shows EPA May Have Underestimated Greenhouse Gas Levels
A Carnegie Institution for Science study shows EPA may have underestimated methane gas levels by 50 percent. Full Story

In drought, water war in Calif. fought underground

posted on September 13, 2013 at 3:44 PM

Throughout central California, a water war is quietly being fought underground. Farmers, residents and urban water districts have seen their wells go dry because the water table has fallen so low. Those who can afford it have been drilling deeper... Full Story

Fervent Foes Devote Their Lives To Fracking Fight

posted on July 12, 2013 at 11:06 AM

VESTAL, N.Y. (AP) — Big energy companies have been trying for five years to tap the riches of the Marcellus Shale in southern New York, promising thousands of new jobs, economic salvation for a depressed region, and a cheap, abundant,... Full Story

Judge Clears Way for Drilling in Shawnee Forest

posted on March 8, 2013 at 12:06 PM

ENTON, Ill. (AP) - A federal judge has cleared the way for possible timber cutting and natural resources exploration in a southern Illinois national forest. The Southern Illinoisan in Carbondale reports U.S. District Judge J. Phil Gilbert... Full Story

Interior sets new drilling rules on public land

posted on May 4, 2012 at 3:36 PM

The Obama administration said Friday it will for the first time require companies drilling for oil and natural gas on public and Indian lands to publicly disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations. 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

Candidates offer vision on jobs and energy

posted on November 4, 2011 at 4:06 PM

Candidates offer vision on jobs and energy
Five of America’s top Republican presidential candidates sat down in Iowa this week to discuss their visions for revitalizing a key American business sector. 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

Gulf Spill Spells Uncertainty for New Drilling

posted on April 30, 2010 at 9:04 AM

PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla (AP) -- In the conservative Florida Pandhandle, where Sarah Palin's battle cry "Drill, Baby, Drill" is still visible on car bumpers, some are reconsidering their support of offshore drilling as a growing spill in the Gulf of... Full Story

Obama Administration Opens Offshore Oil Drilling

posted on March 31, 2010 at 3:03 PM

Obama Administration Opens Offshore Oil Drilling
The U.S manufacturing sector expanded in March at its strongest pace in 5 1/2 years. Full Story

House Approves Oil Drilling and Wind Energy Tax Credit

posted on September 19, 2008 at 8:09 PM

House Approves Oil Drilling and Wind Energy Tax Credit
Jittery investors may be reaching for the antacids this weekend, after enduring one of the most tumultuous weeks on Wall Street since the Great Depression. Full Story

Lawmakers Weigh Oil Drilling and Wind Energy

posted on September 12, 2008 at 8:09 PM

Lawmakers Weigh Oil Drilling and Wind Energy
Since retail sales account for about two-thirds of all domestic economic activity, analysts monitor consumer behavior closely. Full Story

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