Environment & Energy

Policy: Environment & Energy

Large, rare leaks are key to calculating methane emissions during fracking, scientists say

By Zack Colman | 04/16/14 04:37 PM

The Environmental Protection Agency took the first steps toward better understanding what has been a relatively inexact science to this point -- calculating the amount of methane that is released into the atmosphere from hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, sites. The EPA released five technical...
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Energy state Dems in Senate races split from Obama

By BILL BARROWJONATHAN MATTISE | 04/16/14 02:00 PM

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Natalie Tennant is scrapping to keep a West Virginia Senate seat Democratic, even as the state moves sharply to the right. And she's hoping her defense of the state's coal industry will separate her from unpopular President Barack Obama. It's a proven strategy for...
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Ga. judge won't stop new Vidalia onion rule

By RUSS BYNUM | 04/15/14 07:00 PM

REIDSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia judge Tuesday refused to intervene in a legal battle between a prominent Vidalia onion farmer and the state's agriculture commissioner over a new regulation aimed at keeping unripe onions from reaching store shelves. Following a hearing in rural Tattnall...
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