EARTHblog » Aaron Mintzes

Agency Oversight of Hydraulic Fracturing: Who’s the Better Regulator?

Aaron Mintzes's avatar
By Aaron Mintzes

February 19, 2013

The 113th Congress, especially the US House of Representatives, will use their oversight responsibilities this term to conduct hearings on many issues related to hydraulic fracturing or "fracking." Hydraulic fracturing involves the underground, high-pressure injection of millions of gallons of water, silicates and chemicals into ancient cracks in shale formations deep below the ground to release natural gas. The main question considered by these legislative committees boils down to who's the best regulator: cities, states or the federal government?

Read more

Tagged with: fracking, congress, longmont, act 13

AZ Legislators Seek to Give Sacred Apache Land to International Mining Companies

Aaron Mintzes's avatar
By Aaron Mintzes

February 15, 2013

Earlier this week Senators McCain and Flake, along with Representatives Gosar and Kirkpatrick, introduced the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2013 (HR 687). The bill’s purpose is to facilitate a copper mine in federally protected lands east of Superior, Arizona. This bill, similar to the version in the 112th Congress, has been debated for years. The sticking point boils down to whether international mining companies Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton should dig for copper destroying areas sacred to the Apache Tribe and enjoyed by campers, climbers, and other recreationalists.

Read more

Tagged with: oak flat, rio tinto, apache leap, resolution copper, land exchange

Page 23 of 44 pages ‹ First  < 21 22 23 24 25 >  Last ›

Recent News

Jul 23 | Save Our Cabinets | Clark Fork Coalition | Earthworks
Forest Service Issues Mixed Decision on Montanore Mine Objections
Jul 17 | NBC Montana | Paige Sedgewick
Controversial mine proposed near Smith River
Jul 10 | High Country News | Kindra McQuillan
Old mines still plague Montana’s Clark Fork

On Twitter

Kootenai NF told to do more work on Montanore Mine @dennisbragg…
Colorado judge awards benefits from Weld County oil patch death… @monteWhaley

On Facebook