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My mother told me there'd be days like these...

By Alan Septoff

August 25, 2009

Ignoring the requests of tens of thousands in the U.S. and Canada -- and the demands of a rapidly warming planet -- yesterday the U.S. State Department approved the Alberta Clipper dirty oil sands pipeline.

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Tagged with: tar sands, pipeline, dirty oil, alberta clipper, oil sands


EPA distributes Pavillion drinking water contamination report

By Jennifer Goldman

August 25, 2009

Late last night, we finally received the public release of the EPA's investigation into alleged drinking water contamination by hydraulic fracturing toxics in Pavillion, Wyoming.

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Tagged with: fracking, epa, drinking water, pavillion, groundwater


Well, Frack! EPA Water Investigation in Rural Wyoming Strikes a Nerve with the Oil and Gas Industry

By Jennifer Goldman

August 25, 2009

Some Pavillion, Wyoming landowners have water that smells and tastes like gasoline.  It s cloudy, and particles float in it.  It didn t used to be this way.

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Tagged with: fracking, epa, drinking water, frac act, toxics, pavillion, encana


News of note: 8/19/09

By Alan Septoff

August 19, 2009

Quote of the day:

West Virginia is rich in oil and gas, but poor in its number of oil and gas regulators. There are 50,000 active oil and gas wells in West Virginia but only 16 state inspectors. -- from Wetzl county residents face drilling concerns

[news links after the jump]

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Snowbird Owner Threatens Own Resort, All Skiing, With Alaska Coal Mine Proposal

By Morey Burnham

August 18, 2009

A huge coal strip-mining operation proposed on Alaska s Chuitna River by the owner of the Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort in Utah has drawn the ire of groups concerned about the mine s contribution to global warming.

Richard Bass, who owns the prominent Utah resort, has partnered with William H. Hunt to form PacRim Coal LLC, which has submitted permit applications to build a coal mine directly on top of 11 miles of prime salmon fisheries feeding the Cook Inlet.

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Tagged with: climate change, salmon, coal, richard bass, chuitna, snowbird, william h. hunt, ski area citizen's coalition


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