NYT: N.Y. Assembly Approves Fracking Moratorium

The New York Assembly voted for a temporary moratorium on natural gas drilling using hydraulic fracturing with horizontal drilling. The Senate has already passed a similar bill. The Independent Oil and Gas Association of New York is asking Governor David Paterson to veto the bill.

http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/11/30/n-y-assembly-approves-fracking-moratorium/?ref=energy-environment

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NYT: When a Rig Moves In Next Door

The New York Times compares the cultural differences among supporters of natural gas drilling and the opponents. In Louisiana, residents overwhelmingly support the gas industry despite several incidents while Pennsylvania is divided over whether or not costs to the environment and drinking water are worth the monies paid to state and local governments and residents for gas drilling rights.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/07/business/energy-environment/07frack.html?pagewanted=3&ref=energy-environment

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VIDEO: Member of Obama’s Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future praises the discovery of hydraulic fracturing in relation to questions of extended, temporary, onsite nuclear storage

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Washington DC—Former Senator Pete Domenici took a moment during last week’s Blue Ribbon Commission hearing to praise the discovery of the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing. Mr. Domenici claimed that the discovery of hydraulic fracturing has affected the economic competitiveness of nuclear power in the United States.

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First Signs of Puberty in Younger Girls

Scientists have been warning for years that chemicals in the environment that mimic estrogen are having effects on various species. A new report shows that girls are beginning to develop breasts are an earlier age.

Read the story in The New York Times…

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