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  • Hickenlooper: Legislation on fracking crucial

    DENVER (AP) — Gov. John Hickenlooper said Wednesday that legislation should result next year from a commission he has created to study hydraulic fracturing in Colorado. Hickenlooper called for a commission to study fracking as a compromise to prevent four competing ballot proposals from being...

  • Environmental group limits ties to shale center

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Another environmental group has distanced itself from the Pittsburgh-based Center for Sustainable Shale Development, a hotly-debated partnership of major energy companies, green groups and foundations. PennFuture, a leading Pennsylvania environmental group that helped found...

  • Company reopens Nebraska ethanol plant

    AURORA, Neb. (AP) — A corn-fed ethanol plant in south-central Nebraska that has been idle since 2012 has reopened thanks to an improved market, a company executive said. Aventine Renewable Energy Inc. has resumed operation of its Vogelbusch Nebraska Energy LLC plant near Aurora. Aventine...

  • Fracking operation must rework application

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Geological Survey has rendered invalid Helis Oil & Gas Co.'s application for an Army Corps of Engineers' wetlands permit for its proposed oil drilling and fracking project near Mandeville. The move means Helis must submit a revised application for which the...

  • Africa's growing energy needs test climate change policies

    If there is a lab to test the "all of the above" approach to energy, it's Africa. And the results of that experiment could have profound implications for climate change.

  • Here's the winner of Colorado's dead fracking ballot initiatives

    A deal in Colorado to avoid a fracking ballot initiative should greatly help an incumbent Senate Democrat in his re-election bid.

  • Obama announces $12 billion investment in African energy sector

    Obama said the Power Africa effort has been so successful that the White House is tripling the goal to 30,000 megawatts, enough to power 60 million homes.

  • The hidden persuaders of the environmental elite

    America's environmental agenda is set by elite foundations that decide which activists get the money, and their affinity groups collude with the Obama bureacracy.

  • Fracking stocks bringing high returns to investors

    FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Companies that provide hydraulic fracturing technologies and other services in the North Dakota oil patch and elsewhere aren't the only ones making money. People who invest in them are also having a good year. A California online brokerage service that offers baskets of...

  • Residents: Restrict emissions at oil refineries

    GALENA PARK, Texas (AP) — Environmental advocates and residents living near oil refineries asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday to force petroleum companies to adopt stricter emissions standards and publicly release emissions data to help reduce communities' exposure to a...

  • Money allocated for fighting fires to run out

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service will soon have to scale back some projects designed to help prevent wildfires so that it can meet the expenses of fighting this summer's round of fires. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday that about $400 million to $500 million in projects...

  • Does Democratic Senate candidate Natalie Tennant agree with most of Obama's policies?

    Natalie Tennant, a Democrat running for U.S. Senate in West Virginia, can't quite run away from President Obama's policies fast enough.

  • China announces move to restrict use of coal

    Beijing will stop using coal for electricity in six main districts by 2020, according to state-run media agency Xinhua.

  • Colorado groups to shelve fracking ballot measures

    Coloradans for Safe and Clean Energy, a group backed by Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., that had been pushing initiatives to restrict the drilling method, said Tuesday it would withdraw them because industry-aligned and pro-fracking group Protect Colorado pulled their twin proposals.

  • Colorado governor strikes key deal over fracking

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado's Democratic governor forged a deal to stop dueling proposals on oil and gas drilling Monday, avoiding a messy ballot fight that had his party concerned about political consequences in November. Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis joined Gov. John Hickenlooper at the state...

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