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Mary Schimke is Managing Editor for Energy Media Group. Mary Schimke is Editor at Energy Media Group. She brings to the table 15 years of teaching, editing, and management experience. She graduated in 1999 from Minot State University with a BS in Education and a major in English. She has worked as a freelance editor for several independent clients in a variety of disciplines. Mary is currently a graduate student at Southern New Hampshire University studying literary theory, criticism, and writing.

Bill to open the door to fracking in Florida moves forward

A bill that would allow for hydraulic fracturing oil and gas development in Florida is moving forward

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida could be opened up to fracking under a bill that would require the Department of Environmental Protection to study and set regulations for the method of oil and gas drilling. A House committee voted 9-3 to approve the bill Wednesday despite strong opposition from environmentalists who said fracking could contaminate drinking water and cause health problems. ...

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Allegheny County budget contains no tax increase

Allegheny County Council tonight approved a $854.8 million operating budget for 2016 that includes no property tax increase. The spending plan, which represents a nearly 1.9 percent increase over this year’s operating budget, passed in a 14-1 vote. Heather Heidelbaugh, R-Mt. Lebanon, voted against it and the $91.7 million capital budget after her amendments to each were voted down. She ...

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