Florida drops new fracking bill after public outcry

March 8, 2016 by  
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When a fracking bill introduced in the Florida state senate was met with public outcry, senators dropped the measure before it was even debated. Many were concerned that the bill would potentially allow the oil and gas industry to explore fracking in the Everglades , and would have allowed oil companies to keep the toxic chemicals used in the fracking process a secret from the public. Fortunately, this time, the environment won out… for now. Read the rest of Florida drops new fracking bill after public outcry

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Texas Governor bans Texan cities and towns from banning fracking

May 20, 2015 by  
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Fracking has been banned in by a significant number of nations, as well as by U.S. states and cities; hydraulic fracturing is a no-go in—among others— Tasmania , Scotland , New York State , at least three towns in Colorado and in, of all places, Beverly Hills . These bans have been largely supported by the populous as well as the government, but when the birthplace of fracking —Denton, Texas—voted to ban fracking last November, things got a bit awkward. From oil to natural gas, the Texan economy is heavily dependent on fossil fuels—and the pressure was high on lawmakers to stop other towns from following Denton’s lead. And so, on Monday, May 18, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed into law a bill that prohibits individual towns and cities from banning fracking, stating: “This law ensures that Texas avoids a patchwork quilt of regulations that differ from region to region, differ from county to county or city to city.” Undoubtedly, the law also keeps lobbyists and energy-centric donors thoroughly content. What this means for Denton is still unclear. Via Reuters Image via UKberri.net on Flickr Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: denton texas , fracking bans , Fracking Environment , Greg Abbott , hydraulic fracturing , natural gas , texas energy , texas fossil fuels , texas fracking

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10 Incredible Designs by Pritzker Prize Laureate Shigeru Ban

May 20, 2015 by  
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