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Offshore-rig rule cuts proposed

The fossil fuel interest group warned in 2015 that the regulations would reduce capital investment in the Gulf by $ 4 billion a year and threaten … the chemicals used in the process, often called fracking, which pumps pressurized water underground to …
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Twist in proposed Delaware River Basin fracking ban angers environmentalists

However, this resolution includes language that allows for the treatment and dumping of fracking waste, as well as taking water from the basin for the fracking process. “The reason we want a fracking ban is to protect the waters from toxic chemicals from …
fracking wastewater – BingNews

Proposed EPA permit violates Clean Water Act, group alleges

An environmental group is accusing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of violating federal pollution laws by allowing oil and gas companies to dump an unlimited quantity of fracking chemicals into the Gulf of Mexico. The Center for Biological …
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Decision Florida on Gulf Coast Live: Proposed Fracking Ban Goes Before Florida Lawmakers

Friday on Gulf Coast Live features WGCU’s contribution to the statewide Florida Decides collaborative reporting project: an in-depth report looking at a proposed ban in Florida to hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as “fracking,” and other fracking-like …
gulf fracking – BingNews

Proposed NOAA cuts would make predicting extreme weather even harder. – Grist


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Proposed NOAA cuts would make predicting extreme weather even harder.
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Roughly 90 percent of weather data in the United States comes from NOAA. So the cuts would stymie efforts by scientists and meteorologists to measure and predict not just everyday weather patterns, but also tornadoes, hurricanes, and severe
Climate scientist: Trump budget is 'an all-out assault on Earth'ThinkProgress
White House Wants to Slash Budgets of Top Climate Science AgenciesLive Science
Proposed NOAA Budget Cuts Would Jeopardize Essential ToolsPacific Standard
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Some proposed ‘fracking’ rules in Maryland go too far

Many of the early complaints about fracking had to do with what happens when drilling fluid flows back out of wells, laced with chemicals and contaminants from deep below the ground. Strong standards on wastewater handling are also due. But some of the …
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Proposed fracking in national forest meets broad opposition

For at least four days, nine counties could use tap water only to flush toilets. In Virginia, counties such as Augusta and Rockingham near George Washington National Forest boast some of the state’s richest agricultural land, and many towns …
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NOAA asks for public comment on proposed Deepwater Horizon oil spill early … – NOAA


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NOAA asks for public comment on proposed Deepwater Horizon oil spill early
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NOAA and its federal and state trustee partners today urged the public to provide comments on a draft plan to restore the Gulf after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The plan outlines and describes 44 proposed restoration projects, totaling

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Iowa gov expresses concern over proposed EPA rules

Environmental groups pushing the federal government to take over enforcement of Clean Water Act regulations in Iowa said Tuesday that Gov. Terry Branstad is lobbying on behalf of agriculture groups, ignoring …
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Calif.’s proposed moratoriums might not apply to other drilling in Monterey … – Environment & Energy Publishing


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Calif.'s proposed moratoriums might not apply to other drilling in Monterey
Environment & Energy Publishing
"If they're wanting to define the moratorium bills beyond hydraulic fracturing, then I assume they're wanting to ban all domestic oil production," said Rock Zierman, CEO of the California Independent Petroleum Association. The rhetorical battle takes
Fracking Gets Nod from Bureau of Land Management24/7 Wall St.
Obama Admin. Approves ALEC Model Bill for Fracking Chemical Fluid De Smog Blog (blog)
OUR OPINION: Federal fracking rules strike good balanceGrand Forks Herald
ABQ Journal –MarketWatch (blog) –Salt Lake Tribune
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