Energy & Fuel

Pro-Fracking Petition With Fake Signatures Embarrasses Gas Association

In Fort Collins, Colorado, where the oil and gas industry is fighting a municipal ban on fracking, Coloradoan reporter Bobby Magill discovered that the state oil and gas association had forged some two-thirds of the "business" signatures on a petition to the city council.

Source: Grist, 03/06/2013

"Fracking Waste Could Go To N.C. Coastal Towns If Ban Is Lifted"

"Forty years ago, when North Carolina banned using deep wells to permanently dump industrial waste, some thought the issue had been decided for good. Now state lawmakers who want to turn North Carolina into the nation’s next fracking hotspot are reopening the case for injecting brines and toxins deep underground."

Source: Raleigh News & Observer, 03/05/2013

Natural Gas Leaks Scrutinized, Raise Questions on Climate Impact

"Two guys in a black Pontiac Vibe cruise the streets of Washington’s residential neighborhoods. The only sign of what they are up to is a gray plastic tube hanging out of the trunk. And the fact that they get out of the car frequently to place a black box on manhole covers and study its readings."

Source: Wash Post, 03/05/2013


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