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    Water and Hydrocarbons

    EPA Wants to Look at Full Life-Cycle of Fracking in New Study

    Republished from ProPublica.com – Feb 11, 2011 by Nicholad Kusnetz The EPA has proposed examining every aspect of hydraulic fracturing, from water withdrawals to waste disposal, according to a draft plan the agency releas...


    Reuters: City of Buffalo Bans Hydraulic Fracturing

    Feb 8, 2011 (Reuters) – The city of Buffalo banned the natural gas drilling technique of hydraulic fracturing on Tuesday in a largely symbolic vote that fuels debate over the potential harm to ground water from mining an ...



    General Electric’s hydra-headed lobbying effort in BC

    From the Public Eye Online – Feb 8, 2011 The world’s second largest company has registered to the lobby the government on a cornucopia of subjects. General Electric Co. is perhaps best known in provincial political ...


    Clean-up crews scramble early on to deal with the blow-out of BP's Deepwater Horizon oil well in the Gulf of Mexico - photo Carolyn Cole/LA Times

    2010: Year of the Oil Spill

    As another year draws to a close, news outlets the world over are running down their lists of best and worst (fill in the blank) and biggest news stories of 2010. In the latter category, recent issues still fresh in our mind...



    A Fracking Disaster in the Making

    Article by Andrew Nikiforuk at The Tyee. “The earth-shattering exploitation of deep deposits of shale rock for natural gas production has broken global records in northeast British Columbia and now threatens critical wate...