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Endangered Species Act Has Kept the Water Flowing in Texas, and it Won't Stop the Oilnew

Despite all the political huffing you hear coming from Texas these days, the federal Endangered Species Act has actually been an economic boon to Texas.
San Antonio Current  |  Greg Harman  |  06-09-2011  |  Environment

Why We Hate the Oil Companiesnew

An interview with former Shell President John Hofmeister, whose new book attempts to re-frame the current polarized views on energy from an "insider" perspective.
Association of Alternative Newsmedia  |  Julia Goldberg  |  07-27-2010  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Ed Rendell's Plot to Pillage Pennsylvania's Forests, Consequences be Damnednew

Ed Rendell's office confirmed to City Paper that Rendell intends to lease more land for drilling this year — some $120 million worth of it. The governor has the authority to do so, with or without the legislature; he could act in a matter of months, if not sooner.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Isaiah Thompson  |  02-23-2010  |  Politics

Midwest Oil Mining is a Crude Idea to Manynew

A web of pipelines has sprouted up throughout the Midwest, following the Great Lakes, moving all the way from the Dakotas to Chicago and Detroit. But it comes at a heavy cost, a price so large that one environmentalist remarked that in comparison to the nightmarish ramifications of the oil sands, offshore drilling is an "environmental yawn."
City Pages (Twin Cities)  |  Beth Walton  |  12-03-2008  |  Environment

Is there Natural Gas Beneath Dallas County?new

Drillers -- and cities -- are betting Barnett Shale riches are headed Dallas' way.
Dallas Observer  |  Pablo Lastra  |  10-14-2008  |  Environment

Natural Gas Exploration is Changing the Landscape of Arkansas -- Literallynew

Drilling operations in the Fayetteville Shale (including future operations planned on state Game and Fish lands leased to Chesapeake Energy) are raising environmental concerns. Drilling requires massive amounts of water, and produces a considerable amount of waste.
Arkansas Times  |  Gerard Matthews  |  10-03-2008  |  Environment

The Surging Commodities Market Could Bring Prosperity to the Iron Rangenew

But it might also threaten one of Minnesota's greatest natural resources.
City Pages (Twin Cities)  |  Jonathan Kaminsky  |  05-08-2008  |  Environment

Citizen Activism Against Oil & Gas Drilling Gains Steamnew

With the price of oil and gas skyrocketing it is now profitable to drill for the last remaining deposits in Texas. The Texas Railroad Commission is a willing helpmate to the industry, allowing the proliferation of oil and gas drills across Texas without regard to the impact on Texans, and many are fighting back.
The Texas Observer  |  Rusty Middleton  |  04-09-2008  |  Business & Labor

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