Bernie Sanders’ climate bill would ban fossil fuel extraction on federal land

November 5, 2015 by  
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Bernie Sanders is taking on President Barack Obama’s “all of the above” energy strategy . The Democratic presidential candidate and Independent Senator from Vermont on Wednesday co-introduced a climate bill , called the “Keep It In The Ground Act,” that would ban all new federal leases for oil, gas or coal extraction on public lands and waters and terminate leases that aren’t producing. The legislation would also prohibit  offshore drilling in the Arctic and the Atlantic. The Obama Administration has been criticized by environmental groups for previously approving offshore oil drilling in the Arctic and the Atlantic, which they argue goes against the president’s pledge to take action against global warming. Last month the president reversed course and blocked new oil drilling in the Arctic. Read the rest of Bernie Sanders’ climate bill would ban fossil fuel extraction on federal land

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Fracking Dries Out Texas Town’s Water Supply

August 12, 2013 by  
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A small town in Texas has run out of water and local residents are blaming shale gas fracking . Barnhart, a one horse town in Irion county, was already suffering after three years of drought, The Guardian reports, but it wasn’t until contractors started drilling wells to supply water for shale gas fracking that the real problems began. Read the rest of Fracking Dries Out Texas Town’s Water Supply Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Barnhart Texas , Drought , environmental destruction , fossil fuel extraction , fracking , oil industry , texas fracking , Texas is drying up , texas oil , texas town dries up , water issues        

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