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Natural gas may burn cleaner than gasoline, but add production emissions and it could be dirtier

By at August 4, 2011 | 11:09 am | 69 Comments

Natural gas may burn cleaner than gasoline, but add production emissions and it could be dirtier

Natural gas is cleaner than other fossil fuels – when it is being burned as fuel. But not necessarily when it is being produced, according to the federal Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA has proposed new regulations it says will reduce or eliminate pollution-causing emissions from the natural gas production process, from the well to […]

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Top Ten Reasons Not To Tax Marcellus Shale

By at May 2, 2011 | 9:51 am | 933 Comments

Top Ten Reasons Not To Tax Marcellus Shale

RTC’s Eric Epstein with a fresh top ten list. Epstein sizes up all the “below the radar” reasons why we should not tax the Marcellus.

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Range is called on the carpet over fracking contamination in Texas

By at December 10, 2010 | 11:53 am | 2 Comments

Range is called on the carpet over fracking contamination in Texas

(ProPublica) The Environmental Protection Agency issued an emergency order Tuesday accusing a natural gas driller of contaminating water supplies in North Texas and giving the company 48 hours to provide potable water to those affected. In a letter sent to the drilling company, Range Resources, [PDF], the agency said it had determined an “imminent and […]

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