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Pa. Supreme Court ruling jolts shale industry

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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Thursday struck down provisions of the state’s Oil and Gas Act that stripped municipalities of the power to determine where natural gas drilling activity could occur in their boundaries. The long-awaited decision is a blow to a 2012 law known as Act 13 that was promoted by Gov. Corbett and the Marcellus Shale natural gas ...

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McCrory promotes natural gas development onshore, energy exploration offshore

offshore drilling

DURHAM — North Carolina waited “far too long” to get into energy exploration, Gov. Pat McCrory said at an energy conference in Durham Wednesday. McCrory advocated for inland natural gas production, off-shore energy exploration and a review of state energy subsidies, including for renewable energy producers, at the N.C. Chamber’s second annual conference. “In fact, one of my goals for ...

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Badia residents protest against nuclear reactor

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AMMAN — Dozens of badia residents gathered on Thursday to protest against plans to construct nuclear reactors in the area, calling on the government to scrap the country’s atomic energy programme. In a “no to nuclear” rally on the outskirts of the town of Muwaqqar, some 20 kilometres south of Amman, dozens of environmentalists, activists and tribal leaders protested against ...

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Iran oil minister in talks with western energy firms: FT

Nuclear power

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran has begun talks with potential investors in its energy industry, oil minister Bijan Zanganeh told the Financial Times, after Tehran struck a nuclear deal that may help western oil giants move back into the country someday. Iran is home to some of the world’s largest oil and gas reserves, but U.S. energy firms have been barred ...

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Former EPA chief touts nuclear power

nuclear smokestacks

Former New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman keynoted the Charlotte Chamber’s annual Energy Summit on Friday. Whitman was administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from 2001 to 2003 under President George W. Bush. She’s now co-chair of the Clean and Safe Energy Coalition, an industry-funded group that promotes nuclear power. Whitman talked Friday with the Observer about nuclear power, fracking ...

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Hydrofracking seen as having heavy impact on society

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Even if natural gas wells are never drilled in the Glens Falls region, the process of hydraulic fracturing is going to have an impact on our economy, politics and environment. The process of extracting natural gas from deep rock formations using high-pressure water containing sand and chemicals is considered a bane to the environment by many. Many more believe it ...

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China to become global energy lab

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CHENGDU (China Daily/ANN) — China will become the world’s energy laboratory for decades to come, as the country continues to create a greener economy, experts said at the Chengdu Fortune Global Forum on Friday. “The transition from fossil fuels to green energy will take decades, but we can start with something such as natural gas,” said Sun Simin, chairman of ...

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