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BLM proposal would disclose fracking chemicals– but only after they are pumped underground

By Environment News Service A federal government proposal requiring oil and gas companies to disclose the chemicals they use in hydraulic fracturing only after the completion of fracking operations is running into opposition from environmental groups. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, involves the high pressure injection of chemicals, sand and water into shale rock thousands of … Continue reading BLM proposal would disclose fracking chemicals– but only after they are pumped underground

Obama greenlights 1,300 gas well project in proposed Utah wilderness area

By the Natural Resources Defense Council The Obama administration’s decision today authorizing nearly 1,300 new natural gas wells in Utah’s Desolation Canyon wilderness and other remote areas will degrade the pristine region’s air quality and hurt the state’s tourism industry, according to a coalition of environmental groups. In approving the so-called Gasco development project, the … Continue reading Obama greenlights 1,300 gas well project in proposed Utah wilderness area

Oregon delegation to Congress unveils plan to increase logging 1500%

By Steve Pedery, Oregon Wild Oregon Wild, the state’s leading public lands and wildlife conservation organization, today voiced strong opposition to H.R. 4019, the “Federal Forests County Revenue, Schools, and Jobs Act of 2012”.  The bill, which received a hearing in Congress this morning, would legally mandate that the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of … Continue reading Oregon delegation to Congress unveils plan to increase logging 1500%