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No Fooling: Obama continues Bush-era mining giveaways

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By Lauren Pagel

April 1, 2010

The Obama administration defending bad Bush-era mining policies? I wish that I could add an "April Fools!" after that statement, but unfortunately, it's true.

In addition to opening up vast areas of our coastline to offshore oil drilling yesterday, the Obama administration also decided to allow unlimited amounts of our nation's public lands to be used as waste dumps for the mining industry.

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Tagged with: 1872 mining law, obama, lawsuit, millsite


Injecting diesel fuel into oil and gas wells (and drinking water)? FRAC that!

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By Lauren Pagel

February 24, 2010

According to the House Energy and Commerce committee, the three largest hydraulic fracturing companies may be using diesel fuel or diesel-based solutions, along with other hazardous chemicals, in their hydraulic fracturing fluids.

This potentially violates the Safe Drinking Water Act.

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Tagged with: fracking, hydraulic fracturing, frac act


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