Weekend long read: How one community checked up on fracking – DRILL OR DROP?

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Third Energy’s Kirby Misperton fracking site, November 2017. Photo: Eddie Thornton When Third Energy announced plans to frack one of its wells at Kirby Misperton, people in the North Yorkshire village decided to monitor the effects for themselves. They began by collecting data to establish a baseline against which impacts could be compared. In this...

U.S. ‘likely’ taken over as world’s top oil producer

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SHARE ASSOCIATED PRESS Pumpjacks work in a field near Lovington, N.M., in 2015. The United States may have reclaimed the title of the world’s biggest oil producer sooner than expected. The U.S. Energy Information Administration said today that America “likely surpassed” Russia in June and August after jumping over Saudi Arabia earlier this year. ADVERTISING...

Internal Trump resistance: ‘We see ourselves as rebels’

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Internal Trump resistance: ‘We see ourselves as rebels’ John SextonPosted at 9:21 pm on September 6, 2018 Earlier today Allahpundit wrote about a report from Axios in which an unnamed senior official said, “I hope he [Trump] knows — maybe he does? — that there are dozens and dozens of us.” Thursday evening the Daily...

Barclays-backed fracking firm is ‘in meltdown’ after two directors quit

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One of Britain’s major fracking firms has just announced the loss of two directors and a PR firm. And one campaigner said this was the sign of a company “in meltdown”. Troubled past Keith Cochrane and Lord Jitesh Gadhia quit Third Energy on 12 September. The pair joined in September 2017 as chairman and senior...

‘Call of Duty Blackout’ Update Introduces the Blightfather, More Tweaks

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The Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 beta for the Battle Royale-esque Blackout mode is winding down, set to close up shop tomorrow. But Treyarch has provided some new content for its latest update for the beta, bringing a few scares right along with it. As provided by its latest Reddit post, the developer noted,...

Anti-Fracking Group’s Latest Agenda-Driven Chemical Disclosure Report Falls Woefully Short on Facts –

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Partnership for Policy Integrity (PPI) is out with yet another failed attempt to resurrect talking points about fracking fluid chemical disclosure. And PPI’s latest activist-funded report, which analyzes Pennsylvania well reports on FracFocus.org from 2013 to 2017, is boldly clear in its primary agenda: “The Delaware River Basin Commission should ban fracking and importation of...

Latam Eco Review: Industrial fishing in the Galapagos, fracking Colombian cloud forests, whale sharks in Peru

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The most popular stories from our Spanish-language service, Mongabay-Latam, this past week followed high-volume fishing in the Galapagos, oil drilling in Colombian cloud forests, mercury levels in the Peruvian Amazon, whale sharks in Peru, and tiny catfish in Bolivia. A year after Ecuador captured Chinese shark cargo, high-volume fishing continues A year ago, an illegal...

How a Ragtag Group of Oregon Locals Took On the Biggest Chemical Companies in World — and Won

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The people who wrote an ordinance banning the aerial spraying of pesticides in western Oregon last year aren’t professional environmental advocates. Their group, Lincoln County Community Rights, has no letterhead, business cards, or paid staff. Its handful of core members includes the owner of a small business that installs solar panels, a semi-retired Spanish translator,...

Rick Scott Invested in the Same Financial Firms As Florida’s Pension System

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Cuomo Kept Fossil Fuel Pipeline Alive, Then Hired Pipeline’s Lobbyist to Run Reelection Bid Co-published by WNYC New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration delayed — rather than blocked — a fracked-gas pipeline project just before Cuomo hired Maggie Moran, a registered lobbyist for the pipeline’s parent company, to run his reelection campaign. Photo by Drew...

Leaked EPA methane rule rollback would have resounding implications – ThinkProgress

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is eyeing a rollback of Obama-era methane regulations aimed at forcing fossil fuel companies to monitor and repair dangerous leaks. That EPA decision is likely to have long-term implications for both human health and the environment, with outsized ramifications for major drilling states like Texas. As early as this week,...

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