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  • 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.

  • Gas industry secrets and a nurse's story

    Eric Frankowski describes the medical ordeal of a Durango emergency room nurse who was accidentally exposed to the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing.

  • The Latest Bounce

    EPA abandons attempt to regulate hydraulic fracturing; BLM briefly cuts forestry school funding and Republican Rep. Greg Walden grills logging critic Dan Donato; California regulator tries to stop ecological crash in San Francisco Bay-Delta

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Gas industry gets cracking

    Environmentalists and landowners are worried about the use of hydraulic fracturing to extract coalbed methane, but the industry – and the EPA – are carefully protecting the process and its secrets

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