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  • A fresh focus on frack attacks

    A fresh focus on frack attacks

    In all the fuss about fracking, the many other problems caused by rampant oil and gas development are being overlooked.

  • A Western mystery with an environmental twist: a review of Buried by the Roan

    A Western mystery with an environmental twist: a review of Buried by the Roan

    In Mark Stevens' second novel, Allison Coil, a tequila-drinking hunting guide, investigates a mysterious death in a remote landscape much sought after by oil and gas developers.

  • Chill, baby, chill

    Chill, baby, chill

    The largest drilling boom in Western history is ending as new technologies make it easier to get shale gas from other parts of the country.

  • Conscientious Objectors

    Under increasing political pressure from the Bush administration and its appointees, agency scientists find it difficult to keep both their jobs and their integrity

  • EPA aims to clean up polluted air in Western gas fields

    EPA aims to clean up polluted air in Western gas fields

    The federal government sets its sights on clearing the air above gas operations

  • Follow-up

    EPA will investigate allegations that bunk science led to approval of hydraulic fracturing; racketeering lawsuit against environmentalist dismissed; ACLU sues over BLM’s decision to Wyoming’s Martin’s Cove historic site to Mormon Church

  • Follow-up

    Montana approves green-power initiative; geothermal company takes Valles Caldera Preserve to court; bills to exempt hydraulic fracturing from regulation; William Jensen Cottrell sentenced for SUV vandalism

  • Frack 2, Scene 1

    Frack 2, Scene 1

    New York City fights drilling in its watershed, and even some energy executives say the industry needs to be more transparent about the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing.

  • Frack forward

    Frack forward

    Wyoming's tough new hydraulic fracturing rules are meant to keep federal regulators at bay.

  • Gas drilling has blighted my life

    Gas drilling has blighted my life

    We need energy -- but not at the cost of clean water

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