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Texas-sized Dose of Hypocrisy Served Up To Local Governments Statewide in an Effort to Overturn Denton’s Fracking Ban

Texas-sized Dose of Hypocrisy Served Up To Local Governments Statewide in an Effort to Overturn Denton’s Fracking Ban

Published on the DeSmog Blog Fri, 2015-03-27 15:21 by Julie Dermansky. On March 24, the Texas House of Representatives’ Energy Resources Committee passed a bill that would rescind the fracking ban in Denton and other efforts by local Texas municipalities to protect themselves from the oil and gas industry. Once language in the bill is finalized, which could happen today, the […]

Revealed: How Big Oil Got Expedited Permitting for Fracking on Public Lands Into the Defense Bill

Revealed: How Big Oil Got Expedited Permitting for Fracking on Public Lands Into the Defense Bill

Published Sunday, December 15, 2014 on DeSmogBlog By Steve Horn   The U.S. Senate has voted 89-11 to approve the Defense Authorization Act of 2015, following the December 4 U.S.House of Representatives’ 300-119 up-vote and now awaits President Barack Obama’s signature. The 1,616-page piece of pork barrel legislationcontains a provision — among other controversial measures — to streamline permitting for hydraulic […]

New Report: Fracking a ‘Violation of Our Basic Human Rights’

New Report: Fracking a ‘Violation of Our Basic Human Rights’

Published on Friday, November 28, 2014 by DeSmogBlog by Richard Heasman, DeSmog Blog A hard hitting report commissioned by the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation was delivered this week to David Cameron and called on the government to investigate the impact of fracking on the rights of individuals. The report cites human rights liabilities for the British government […]

Introducing “Natural Gas Exports: Washington’s Revolving Door Fuels Climate Threat”

Introducing “Natural Gas Exports: Washington’s Revolving Door Fuels Climate Threat”

by Steve Horn, DeSmogBlog, Lee Fang, Republic Report The 2014 U.S. congressional mid-term elections are now complete, and the Republican Party controls both the House of Representatives and the Senate. Some have forecasted that this could have catastrophic impacts for progress on climate change and environmental protection in general. But below the radar in Washington DC — […]