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Superhero or Supervillain?

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By Hilary Lewis

February 5, 2014

A fracking company based in Western Pennsylvania has strayed from convention and started naming their wells after superheroes. 

Well names don't typically make the news, they're usually named after the family that leases the property.

But Rice Energy wants their wells to conjur images of Batman and Robin, the Hulk, and most interestingly Captain Planet. In case you're not familiar with this early 90's superhero, IMDB sums the show up as "A quintet of teenagers work together to encourage environmentally responsible behaviour and can summon a superhero to deal with ecological disasters." Exactly how you would imagine a fracking well, right?

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Tagged with: fracking, pennsylvania, superheroes

Solar Double-Whammy

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By Hilary Lewis

August 17, 2013

For the first time ever solar companies are going to have a chance to bid on our public lands, just like oil and gas and mining companies do.

And the good news doesn’t end there.

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Tagged with: mining, public lands, solar

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