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Obama Administration Responds to Pressure on Fracking, Revises Permitting Rules on Using Diesel Fuel in Gas Drilling

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EPA to Decide Legality of Mines on a ‘Case-by-Case Basis’By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON. D.C. — Too clear up a legal controversy about diesel fuel in methane gas mining, the Obama administration released revised rules on underground injection wells that use diesel fuels in hydraulic fracturing operations, commonly referred to as the controversial method of…

New U.S. Consumer Watchdog Makes First Appearance in Birmingham

Glynn Wilson President Obama’s new consumer watchdog Richard Cordray made his first public appearance — after his controversial recess appointment — at a public hearing on the predatory practices of payday lenders in Birmingham, Alabama (see video and story below). by Glynn Wilson BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Obama administration’s controversial new consumer watchdog Richard Cordray…

Activists Arrested at White House Demanding End to Mountaintop Removal

More than 100 people were arrested today during Appalachia Rising, the largest national protest to end mountaintop removal coal mining. Arrests included Appalachian residents; retired coal miners; renowned climate scientist, James Hansen; and faith leaders. After a march from Freedom Plaza and a rally at Lafayette Park, more than 100 stage a sit-in in front…