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June 4, 2012 New York landowners seek to overturn fracking ban

Source: Reuters

A group of upstate New York landowners has filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn a temporary ban on natural-gas drilling in the city of Binghamton. The five property owners claim the Binghamton city council and Mayor Matthew Ryan...

June 4, 2012 Nuclear, coal power face climate change risk-study

Source: Reuters

SINGAPORE, June 4 (Reuters) - Warmer water and reduced river flows will cause more power disruptions for nuclear and coal-fired power plants in the United States and Europe in future, scientists say, and lead to a rethink on how...

June 4, 2012 Removal of billions of gallons of water from the earth’s surface arouses new opposition to fracking


The southeast Ohio resident is upset that the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District, which collects surface water from Akron’s south side all the way to Marietta on the Ohio River, is selling water from one of its reservoirs...

June 4, 2012 Ready to plug in' Weigh the options for electric vehicles - Richmond Times-Dispatch

On the car's exterior, you'll find an electric charge port in place of an opening to gas up. The Union of Concerned Scientists, a nonprofit advocacy group founded in 1969 at MIT, uses scientific analysis to address social issues...

June 4, 2012 EPA's proposed carbon limits may affect Seacoast power plants

Source: SeaCoast online

Battle lines are being drawn in Washington and around the country, including in New Hampshire, over a proposed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rule that would limit the carbon dioxide emissions on new power plants.

June 2, 2012 Oil prices sink after weak US jobs report adds to worries about a global economic slowdown

Source: Washington Post

Oil prices plunged Friday as bleak reports on U.S. job growth and manufacturing heightened worries about a slowing global economy. Here’s how energy contracts traded

June 2, 2012 In Land of Gas Drilling, Battle for Water That Doesn’t Reek or Fizz

Source: NY Times

PAVILLION, Wyo. — It has been more than four decades since the first well was drilled in the natural gas field beneath this stretch of slow rolling alfalfa and sugar beet farms. But for some who live here, in the shadows of the...

June 2, 2012 Chesapeake Oil Well Is Biggest Gusher in Company's History?

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

Chesapeake Energy Corp. said it drilled the largest oil gusher in the company's 23-year history at a "significant" discovery in the Anadarko Basin of Texas and Oklahoma. The Thurman Horn 406H well in the Hogshooter formation...

June 1, 2012 Fracking’s Interstate Pollution Needs U.S. Rules, Scientist Says

Source: BusinessWeek

Air and water pollution from natural- gas and oil production using hydraulic fracturing moves across state lines, so the drilling should be regulated by the federal government, a Cornell University scientist said. The process,...

June 1, 2012 BP considers selling its stake in TNK-BP

Source: AP

MOSCOW (AP) — British oil giant BP said Friday it could sell its 50 percent stake in its Russian joint venture TNK-BP. TNK-BP, Russia's third-largest oil producer, is a joint venture between BP and AAR, a consortium of Russian...

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