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Fracking expert Mark Zoback: We need good science, good engineering, good regulations and good enforcement 23.4.2014 LA Times: Commentary
The Stanford geophysicist and expert on hydraulic fracturing sees the problems and the potential for California.

"Fracking" — now there's a word that just begs for a bumper sticker. Short for "hydraulic fracturing" — the process of breaking open rock with high-pressure liquids to get at otherwise untappable oil and natural gas — fracking conjures up a welcome energy boom for some, ecological disaster for others. Mark Zoback — Stanford geophysicist since 1984, member of the National Academy of Engineering's Deepwater Horizon investigation committee, personal "decarbonizer," fracking expert — sees the problems and the potential for California. Zoback's bumper sticker might read something like this: "Fracking — Do it, but do it right."
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Earth Day Greenwash: API Front Group Iowa Energy Forum Sponsors Pro-Keystone XL Event 23.4.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog The political carnival that is the prelude to the Iowa caucuses has started over a year and a half early. At the center of it this time around: a game of political hot potato over the northern leg of  TransCanada 's Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. American Petroleum Institute (API)  deployed one of its paid consultants -- former Obama Administration National Security Advisor General  James "Jim" Jones  -- to deliver an Earth Day address in the home state of the presidential caucuses at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. James Jones used his time on the podium to promote the Keystone XL  tar sands pipeline, which another James -- retired NASA climatologist James Hansen -- once called a "fuse to the biggest carbon bomb on the planet." "General James Jones... will discuss the benefits of the pipeline initiative, including more jobs, less dependence on foreign oil, and cheaper energy costs for Americans," explained an April 15 Drake University press release  promoting the ...
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'Green News Report' - April 22, 2014 23.4.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: It's our 500th episode of the Green News Report ...coincidentally on Earth Day! So, since every day is Earth Day for us, we thought we'd take a look back at the GNR's beginning and where it, and climate coverage has gone since then. For better or worse. All that and more in today's very special Green News Report! Listen online here, or Download MP3 (6 mins)... Link: Embed: Got comments, tips, love letters, hate mail? Drop us a line at GreenNews@BradBlog.com or right here at the comments link below. All GNRs are always archived at GreenNews.BradBlog.com . IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): Apple will now recycle your old products; Cowboys and Indians descend on Washington to Protest Keystone XL Pipeline; First Nations see no compromise on BC tar sands pipeline; Scientists discover way to generate solar power in the dark; Polluted Superfund site now home to solar panel farm; Environmental activist missing in Ecuador; Lead ...
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After Record $5 Billion Pollution Settlement, Oil Company Still Has Friends On Capitol Hill 23.4.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON -- A joint fundraising committee controlled by Republican Senate leaders Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) received contributions exclusively from executives of the independent oil and gas company Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, according to a report filed with the Federal Election Commission. The McConnell Cornyn Victory Committee took in $49,600 from Anadarko executives and the company's political action committee from January through March of this year. The committee raised an additional $8,000 from Anadarko executives in October. Anadarko did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The contributions came while Anadarko faced a lawsuit from the government over the contamination of lands stretching from Pennsylvania to Navajo Nation, a territory located primarily in Arizona. The suit placed the responsibility for the contamination with Kerr-McGee, a firm purchased by Anadarko in 2006. The Department of Justice alleged that Kerr-McGee illegally transferred assets to ...
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Oil companies fight ND plan to slow production 23.4.2014 Yahoo: US National
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Dr. Lyle Best traveled nearly 200 miles from the heart of North Dakota's oil patch Tuesday to tell state regulators one thing: "Slow ...
ND oil companies fight plan to slow production 23.4.2014 Yahoo: US National
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Dr. Lyle Best traveled nearly 200 miles from the heart of North Dakota's oil patch Tuesday to tell state regulators one thing: "Slow ...
Oil companies fight North Dakota proposal to slow production to control natural gas flaring 23.4.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Oil slips to around $104 a barrel amid Ukraine jitters, prospects of rising US crude supplies 22.4.2014 Star Tribune: Business
Oil slips to $104 as US crude supplies seen rising 22.4.2014 World
The price of oil slipped closer to $104 a barrel Monday as investors weighed expectations of rising U.S. crude stockpiles against tensions in Ukraine.
Swarthmore team in a race to save gas 22.4.2014 Philly.com News
Its top speed is 35 m.p.h. It has less horsepower than a lawn mower. Nevertheless, the bright-red, fiberglass-paneled contraption in a Swarthmore College basement is very much a race car - in a race to use as little energy as possible.
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Federal bureaucracy no aid to cows or innovation 22.4.2014 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
Federal bureaucracy no aid to cows or innovation The federal government should go lean and avoid bureaucracy to strengthen America's innovative ...
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Iraq Oil Output Exceeds Hussein Era 22.4.2014 Wall St. Journal: US Business
The problem for Iraq now: How to export its plentiful oil amid bureaucracy, corruption and violent attacks.
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Polish PM calls for EU energy union to end dependence on Russian gas 22.4.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories
By Jan Strupczewski BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union must create an energy union to secure its gas supply because the current dependence on Russian energy makes Europe weak, Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk wrote in an article in the Financial Times. Russia, which provides around one third of the EU's oil and gas, sent shockwaves through the international community with its military intervention and annexation of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula in March. The action prompted the United States and its European allies to begin imposing sanctions on President Vladimir Putin's inner circle and to threaten to penalize key sectors of Russia's economy if Russia escalates tensions with Ukraine.
Gas leak evacuates several apartments (Cached) 21.4.2014 Durango Herald
Several residents were evacuated Monday morning from the Valle de Merced Apartments on Goeglein Gulch Road in Durango after a construction crew ruptured a gas line.Explosive levels of gas were spewing in the 800 block of Goeglein Gulch Road, said Karola Hanks, fire marshal with the Durango Fire Protection District.x201cThere...
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Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas 21.4.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.
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Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas 21.4.2014 Seattle Times: Business & Technology
Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.
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Canadian Aboriginals Fear Future Of Northern Gateway Oil Sands Pipeline 21.4.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
By Julie Gordon KITIMAT, British Columbia, April 21 (Reuters) - Just a few miles from the spot where Enbridge Inc plans to build a massive marine terminal for its Northern Gateway oil pipeline, Gerald Amos checks crab traps and explains why no concession from the company could win his support for the project. Amos, the former chief of the Haisla Nation on the northern coast of British Columbia and a community leader, has argued for years that the risk - no matter how small - of an oil spill in these waters outweighs any reward the controversial project might offer. That resolve is shared by many in the aboriginal communities along the proposed pipeline and marine shipping route who see the streams, rivers and oceans in their traditional territories as the lifeblood of their culture. "Our connection to this place that we call home is really important," says Amos as he pulls three Dungeness crabs from his trap, tossing two in a bucket and holding the third up for his two young granddaughters, ...
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Oil stays above $104 amid Ukraine jitters 21.4.2014 World
BEIJING (AP) — The price of oil edged down Monday but stayed above $104 per barrel as investors watched simmering tensions in ...
Fuel from corn waste worse for climate than gas in short run, study says 21.4.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
A $500,000 study paid for by the federal government concludes that biofuels made with corn residue release 7 percent more greenhouse gases in the early years compared with conventional gasoline.
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Doubt is cast on climate benefit of biofuels made from corn waste 21.4.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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