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  • Fracking could cause earthquakes, geologists find.

    Ohio geologists have found a probable connection between fracking and a sudden burst of mild earthquakes last month in a region that had never experienced a temblor until recently, according to a state report. The quake report, which coincided with the...
  • Ohio links fracking to earthquakes, announces tougher rules

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Recent small earthquakes in Ohio were likely triggered by fracking, state regulators said on Friday, a new link that could have implications for oil and gas drilling in the Buckeye State and beyond. In the strongest wording yet...
  • Colorado's new drilling rules seen as making an impact in Texas

    Colorado's tough, new air pollution rules for the oil and gas industry were approved only a month ago, but they're already making an impact in Texas, where lawmakers and energy companies have long-resisted tightening air standards. Several companies have...
  • Supreme Court to weigh EPA move to regulate greenhouse gases

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration's drive to regulate greenhouse gases could hit a snag at the Supreme Court next week as industry groups and Republican-led states ask justices to block what they call a "brazen power grab" by the president's...
  • State Senate leader proposes 'carbon tax' on motor vehicle fuels

    State Senate leader proposes 'carbon tax' on motor vehicle fuels
    SACARAMENTO — Californians, who already pay some of the highest gasoline prices in the nation, could soon be asked to pay more. Pump prices are likely to climb more than 12 cents per gallon starting Jan. 1, both the oil industry and...
  • California should set interim goal for cutting emissions, report says

    California should set interim goal for cutting emissions, report says
    California is on track to reach its target for reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, but much tougher choices loom if the state is to meet its goal for the year 2050, state air quality officials say in a new report. The changes needed to slash...
  • State of the Union: What Obama didn't say about energy, environment

    State of the Union: What Obama didn't say about energy, environment
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama’s discussion of energy and environmental issues in his State of the Union address was notable not just for what he said, but for what he didn’t say. The president largely stuck to issues he had discussed before,...
  • Tainted West Virginia water: Formaldehyde in the shower

    First, federal regulators couldn’t explain the possible health dangers posed by the mysterious coal-cleansing chemical that spilled into West Virginia’s drinking water -- except that pregnant woman shouldn’t drink it even after the water...
  • West Virginia spill criticism grows amid new fear over tainted water

    The top public health official in Charleston, W. Va., has added to widespread criticism of the decision to declare drinking water safe despite a critical lack of scientific data about the coal-washing chemical that spilled into the Elk River on Jan. 9....
  • Air pollution battle pits administration against GOP-led states

    WASHINGTON — In a regional air pollution battle with partisan overtones, the Obama administration appeared to make headway Tuesday in persuading the Supreme Court to allow tougher federal environmental standards to prevent ozone and other...
  • West Virginia puzzled, outraged over chemical leak

    West Virginia puzzled, outraged over chemical leak
    Few people in West Virginia had any idea that an obscure company was storing a mysterious coal-washing chemical in tanks overlooking the Elk River, just upstream from a major water treatment plant. Nor did many realize that no agency had conducted...
  • Colorado proposes reducing methane leaks from energy production

    Colorado proposes reducing methane leaks from energy production
    Colorado proposed new rules Monday to reduce methane leaks from oil and gas operations, the first effort in the country to address emissions of the greenhouse gas that is a byproduct of the domestic fossil fuel boom. Carbon dioxide from the combustion...