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Fracking and the Government: 1969-Present

The U.S. government and energy companies have been fiddling with ways to get at gas trapped inside rock underground for decades. Now, using highly pressurized toxic liquid to extract the petro-bubbly is becoming standard practice, even as evidence mounts that it poisons drinking water. ProPublica charts government and industry’s decades-long regulatory dance.

Posted on Feb 8, 2012 READ MORE



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Congressional Committee Questions Solar Company Failure

A congressional investigative committee interrogated government officials Wednesday about why they supported giving a $535 million loan package to the recently failed California solar panel manufacturer Solyndra.

Posted on Sep 14, 2011 READ MORE


Bush Reverses Himself on Gasoline Policy

In 2000, Bush criticized Clinton for toying with the Strategic Oil Reserve to push down prices—which is exactly what Bush did today. And, oh yeah: he also urged the loosening of environmental rules on emissions to help cut costs.

Posted on Apr 25, 2006 READ MORE


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