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Should we drill for gas in our state parks?

By Alan Septoff

August 17, 2009

The AP reports today that states, seeking new sources of revenue, are allowing or considering allowing drilling for gas inside state parks. Has it really come to this?

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Tagged with: fracking, state parks


Frackers acknowledge they cause earthquakes

By Alan Septoff

August 14, 2009

Chesapeake Energy told state regulators they "may have" caused a series of minor earthquakes in North Texas, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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Tagged with: hydraulic fracturing, barnett shale, earthquakes


News of note: 8/13/09

By Alan Septoff

August 13, 2009

Quote of the day:

"It doesn't matter to me who the president is. What matters to me is these sites get cleaned up." -- Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) in EPA plans fewer toxic cleanups

[news links after the jump]

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News of note: 8/12/09

By Alan Septoff

August 12, 2009

Quote of the day:

"The superimposition of mining sites in Lobeke and Boumba Bek national parks and some logging concessions, runs counter to international engagements made by the state of Cameroon, with regards to biodiversity protection." -- from Cameroon: mining threatens wildlife (Africa News)

[News story links after the jump]

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Tagged with: news of note


News of note: 8/11/09

By Alan Septoff

August 11, 2009

Quote of the day:

The Appalachians have become something of a "national sacrifice area" to meet coal needs, said Tierra Curry, a biologist with the Center for Biological Diversity.

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