County reaches settlement with plaintiffs over Measure Z.

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May 162018
 

Monterey County is ducking out of the fight over Measure Z, the 2016 ballot initiative that called for a ban on fracking, wastewater injection and new oil wells in the county. Chevron, Aera Energy LLC (the two biggest oil operators in the county …

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Should we ban fracking? SLO County voters will likely be asked to decide in November

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May 062018
 

(Fracking is the process of injecting water and chemicals under high pressure into oil-bearing deposits deep underground to crack the rock and release oil and natural gas. Acidizing involves pumping acid into a well to dissolve the rock and create channels …

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Ban on fracking, oil expansion in San Luis Obispo County proposed for Nov. ballot

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Feb 232018
 

The oil is so thick it must be heated underground with injected steam, using a huge amount of water in the process. “Toxic wastewater … land for oil well stimulation treatments like fracking and acidizing because the Monterey Shale formation underlies …

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Muldrow students learn about penguins and Antarctica – Sequoyah County Times

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Feb 032018
 

Sequoyah County Times

Muldrow students learn about penguins and Antarctica
Sequoyah County Times
And there are penguins, thousands of penguins, in addition to seals, whales and birds but no human life can exist there. These are just some of the facts that were shared by retired teacher Mary Jo Trudeau to the second grade class at Muldrow
The Last Continent: Antarctic remains an enigmaVancouver Sun

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Crews Working To Clean Up Oil Spill In Manistee County

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Jan 312018
 

An oil leak has caused a mess in Manistee County. We’ve been trying to get the Department of Environmental Quality to tell us more about this spill all month. Tuesday, they say the spill was reported by Merit Energy Company at the end of December.

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Extreme weather dangers often overlooked as Cook County reports 26 cold-related deaths in 2017 – Chicago Tribune

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Jan 302018
 

Chicago Tribune

Extreme weather dangers often overlooked as Cook County reports 26 cold-related deaths in 2017
Chicago Tribune
Wilson's death occurred at the start of a record-tying 12-day stretch of low temperatures, according to the weather service. Although Chicago remained below 20 degrees every day from Dec. 26 to Jan. 6, the pace of cold-related deaths has generally

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Laguna Beach council votes down offshore oil, gas drilling; first Orange County city to oppose Trump plan

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Nov 092017
 

The resolution was supported by the Center for Biological Diversity, which has organized a series of California resolutions opposing offshore drilling and fracking … to the April 2010 BP explosion in the Gulf of Mexico and the May 2015 oil spill off …
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Evacuations in Bastrop County after crude oil leak

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Jul 132017
 

A crude oil leak in Bastrop County has caused officials to ask those within one mile radius of 417 FM 20 (south of Shiloh Road) to evacuate to the River Valley Christian Church shelter at 1224 W SH 71. Those within a two mile radius are asked to shelter in …
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Our Voice: Keep Spink County oil spill in perspective

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May 172017
 

Let’s all take a deep breath. In early April, there was a minor crude oil leak at the Dakota Access Pipeline pump station in Spink County. Two barrels — about 84 gallons — were spilled, but pipeline officials say the oil was caught in a containment …
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Land & Andrzejczak Bill to Help Shelter the Homeless During Extreme Weather Now Law – Cape May County Herald

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May 122017
 

Land & Andrzejczak Bill to Help Shelter the Homeless During Extreme Weather Now Law
Cape May County Herald
“For individuals without a home, extreme weather can be life-threatening,” said Andrzejczak (D-Cape May/Atlantic/Cumberland). “There's simply no excuse for a resident of New Jersey to suffer outside during a severe weather event when every county has

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