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Public Meeting: Fracking Risks to Drinking Water for Arlington, Fairfax, DC Metro Area

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By Dusty Horwitt

January 17, 2014

Major D.C. area water providers, local governments and conservation organizations have warned that an impending U.S. Forest Service decision on whether to allow fracking and horizontal drilling for natural gas in the George Washington National Forest could threaten a range of resources – including the headwaters of the Potomac River, the D.C. area’s major drinking water source. The Forest Service could make a decision to allow the practice in the coming weeks.

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Tagged with: fracking, forest service, george washington national forest

The latest drilling industry hypocrisy

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By Dusty Horwitt

December 23, 2013

The latest example of drilling industry hypocrisy? 

Norse Energy’s lawsuit against the administration of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for supposedly taking too long to finish its review of drilling impacts before deciding whether to allow horizontal drilling and high-volume hydraulic fracturing for shale gas in New York.

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Tagged with: new york, moratorium, norse energy, hypocrisy

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