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NRDC: Drilling Leases Now Cover More Land Than California and Florida Combined

There’s a land grab going on in America, as the advent of drilling techniques like hydraulic fracturing (aka “fracking”) and horizontal drilling unlock domestic deposits of oil and gas that had earlier had not been economical to drill. New numbers┬ácollected by┬áthe Natural Resources Defense Council┬á(NRDC), an environmental group, show the massive amount of land involved. […]

Reax Roundup: Texas Crows Over Victory on EPA Air Pollution Rule

Earlier today, a federal appeals court overturned a new EPA rule, the Cross State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR), that would have affected coal power plants in several states, including Texas. The rule was defended in a suit from the American Lung Association, several cities and states, and several environmental groups, including the Environmental Defense Fund, […]

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