The fracking industry is hurting. Its future should be an election issue

Crushed by debt and low prices, frackers are floundering. Will BC’s politicians rethink propping up LNG?
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Will loopholes gut New Mexico's rules on oil and gas well pollution?

Environmentalists estimate 95 percent of the state’s wells will be exempt from new emission regulations.
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Fracking’s fall in the San Juan Basin

Northwestern New Mexico’s fossil-fueled economy is cratering. Will departing drillers clean up after themselves?
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The Revolution pipeline, two years since its rupture, is back under construction in Beaver County

Two years and two weeks after the Revolution pipeline slid down a steep hill in Center Township and burst into flames, its owner has begun the process of repair.

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Oil and gas companies must monitor fracking emissions as Colorado adopts first-in-the-nation rules to reduce air pollution

Oil and gas companies will have to control and monitor emissions from fracking and meet tighter emission-performance standards on the electric motors used at drill sites, under some first-in-the-nation rules passed Wednesday night by Colorado air quality regulators.

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In the Ohio River Valley, with the pandemic’s help, the petrochemical boom is on hold

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Trump’s energy secretary questions mainstream science on human impacts of climate change

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PA: More spills at Lebanon County Mariner East pipeline drill site earn Sunoco more violations

Pennsylvania's DEP recently ordered re-route of line in Chester County for similar problems.

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The wooing of a would-be petrochemical plant

Pennsylvania officials spent months preparing to show off southwestern Pennsylvania to two ExxonMobil executives in the hopes the oil giant would build here.  
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So there’s going to be a fall election in B.C.: has the NDP kept its environmental promises?

The NDP rose to power in 2017 vowing to take action on climate change, old-growth management, the Trans Mountain pipeline, endangered species and more.

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In the Ohio River Valley, with the pandemic’s help, the petrochemical boom is on hold

As COVID-19 stalls $10 billion project, some wonder if planned buildout will ever come.
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