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WEST VIRGINIA: Woman Dragged Out Of Fracking Bill Hearing After Listing Big Oil Donations To Reps [VIDEO]

Common Dreams reports: Lissa Lucas traveled the 100 miles from her home in Cairo, West Virginia to the state capitol in Charleston Friday to testify against an oil and gas industry sponsored bill (HB 4268) that would allow companies to drill on minority mineral owners’ land without their consent. Lucas began to testify to the House Judiciary Committee, but a ...

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Trump Seeks Repeal Of Obama’s Anti-Fracking Regs

The Hill reports: The Trump administration is proposing to repeal completely Obama-era standards governing hydraulic fracturing on federal land. The proposal from the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is due to be published Tuesday in the Federal Register. The landmark 2015 regulation set standards in areas such as disclosure of fracking chemicals and integrity of well casing. It ...

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Record-Tying Earthquake Rattles Midwest

The Associated Press reports: A record-tying earthquake in the edge of Oklahoma’s key energy-producing areas rattled the Midwest from Nebraska to North Texas on Saturday and likely will focus fresh new attention to the practice of disposing oil and gas field wastewater deep underground. The United States Geological Survey said a 5.6 magnitude earthquake happened at 7:02 a.m. Saturday in ...

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FLORIDA: Senate Advances Bill To Void Anti-Fracking Measures, Everglades & Water Supply At Risk

Environmentalists are rallying in Tallahassee today after the Florida Senate advanced GOP Sen. Garrett Richter’s bill that would override any local laws against fracking and oil exploration. Under Garrett’s proposed bill, all energy-related regulations would be placed in the hands of a Republican-run state agency. From the Guardian: Opponents fear that removing the rights of cities and counties to prohibit ...

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VIRAL VIDEO: Pennsylvania Man Fired After Lobbing N-Word At Anti-Fracking Protesters

Unsurprisingly, the YouTube comments are full of Trump fans praising the man. Via Raw Story: A Pennsylvania man who was caught on video harassing and shouting racial epithets at activists was reportedly fired this week. In a video posted to YouTube on Monday by photojournalist Tom Jefferson, a man wearing work clothes and a camouflage hat is seen approaching anti-fracking ...

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