Governor gives energy exec authority over environmental permitting
March 10, 2011, 12:34 p.m. by Pro Publica
Pennsylvania's governor has appointed an energy industry executive to oversee the state's job creation effort and wants to give him unusual authority to streamline state permits, including for gas drilling.
Paterson's veto is the latest twist in the fracking saga
December 13, 2010, 5:08 p.m. by Andrew Schenkel
Governor vetoes anti-fracking bill, but at the same time extends a more narrowly written moratorium on fracking.
Big frack attack: Is hydraulic fracturing safe?
December 10, 2010, 11:50 a.m. by Russell McLendon
Natural gas is cleaner than coal and oil, helping make it the hottest fossil fuel in America lately. But a controversial drilling technique known as 'fracking' has some wondering if a U.S. natural gas boom is worth the risks.
Mark Ruffalo speaks out against fracking
October 5, 2010, 11:59 a.m.
Mark Ruffalo, actor and environmental activist whose family lives in an area of upstate New York directly where 'fracking' is a common practice, explains the dangers to MSNBC's Rachel Maddow.
Mark Ruffalo fights natural gas drilling in New York
August 4, 2010, 2:27 p.m. by Michael d'Estries
Actor urges lawmakers to close environmental loopholes and increase oversight of industry.
Gas execs call for disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing
October 2, 2009, 4:07 p.m. by Pro Publica
At energy conference, discussions on a potential contaminant.
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6 exercises for building muscle without equipment
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Our chicken just laid a $7,000 egg
Border wall construction begins in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument