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‘Saltwater’ from fracking spill much different from ocean water

Lisa Song | InsideClimate News In early July, a million gallons of salty drilling waste spilled from a pipeline onto a steep hillside in western North Dakota’s Fort Berthold Reservation. The waste – a byproduct of oil and gas production – has now reached a tributary of Lake Sakakawea, which provides drinking water to the reservation. The oil industry called the ...

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Maine town fights plan to use pipeline to export oil sands crude

McClatchy/Tribune SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — Tom Blake, like thousands of his neighbors in this coastal town, is used to living alongside the oil industry. Tank farms cluster in neighborhoods, by the park where families watch the movie “Frozen” on a summer night, next to schools and senior citizens apartment buildings. As a child, Blake, the town’s former mayor, used to ...

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Greeley, Colo. businesswoman finds design niche in oil industry

Sharon Dunn | The Greeley Tribune, Colo. In three short years, Jhenna Reed has taken her degree in graphic design from a basement office to a half-million company as the oil and gas industry continues to boom in Weld County. Reed, 31, started Reedesign Concepts in 2011, designing logos, signage, brochures, you name it, to print on anything printable, and ...

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Editorial: Denton picks a fight over fracking

The Austin American-Statesman In November, voters in Denton will decide whether their city will become the first in Texas to ban hydraulic fracturing. In Denton, as in scores of cities and towns nationwide, attempts to ban or limit fracking aren’t being driven by environmental zealots out to shackle the oil and gas industry but by residents who have experienced fracking’s effects ...

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Obama opens Eastern Seaboard to oil exploration

Jason Dearen ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Obama administration is reopening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration, announcing final approval Friday of sonic cannons that can pinpoint energy deposits deep beneath the ocean floor. The decision promises to create plenty of jobs and thrills the oil industry, but dismays environmentalists worried about the immediate impact ...

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South Portland planners endorse tar sands proposal

Kelley Bouchard | The Portland Press Herald (Portland, Maine) SOUTH PORTLAND — A controversial proposal that would ban tar sands oil from coming into the city won the Planning Board’s endorsement Tuesday night. The board voted 6-1 to recommend that the City Council approve the proposal as being “in basic harmony” with the city’s comprehensive plan. Member Linda Boudreau opened ...

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This Week’s Top Energy Jobs

CONOR O’SULLIVAN | Breaking Energy  The energy industry – oil & gas sector in particular – is bracing itself for a massive wave of retirements over the short to medium term, which has been dubbed “The Great Shift Change.” As the industry prepares for this turnover, companies are looking to the next generation of candidates with skills ranging from finance, ...

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Goldman Sachs Supports Methane Policy, and Why it Matters

Conor O’Sullivan | Breaking Energy Good energy policy ideas can come from all corners, and Wall Street is no exception. Goldman Sachs recently served up a powerful case for action on methane in a stroke of market logic grounded in data. In a recent report, the investment bank argues that environmental regulation is more than a necessary evil when it comes ...

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Effort to put anti-fracking measure on Colo. ballot fails

Megan Schrader | The Colorado Springs Gazette DENVER – Backers of a proposed ballot question to increase local regulation over the oil and gas industry threw in the towel Monday, admitting the group was unlikely to collect almost 86,000 signatures by the Aug. 4 deadline. The Colorado Community Rights Network was relying almost exclusively on volunteers to collect signatures to ...

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