Hinchey Supports Regulating Fracking Chemicals

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Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) came out strongly for regulating chemicals used in a natural gas extraction process called hydraulic fracturing.  In DCBureau.org’s interview with Hinchey, he said he was surprised to learn his wife lobbied on behalf of a landmen association that secured gas leases from New York residents. Some landmen use very questionable methods to get landowners to sign away gas rights. (add links to Hinchey interview and Marcellus Shale doc.)

Go here for coverage of a recent hearing on the controversial issue:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jrnCodmMZhIWjyiXJP_JYQUd77BgD9I7A9O80


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NYT: E.P.A. to Study Chemicals Used to Tap Natural Gas

The agency is preparing for a scientific study of the effects on drinking water and public health of a drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

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Wired: HP Holds Navy Network ‘Hostage’ for $3.3 Billion

The admirals and the firm recently signed another $3.3 billion no-bid contract that begins Oct. 1st. It’s a final, five-year deal, both sides promise, to let the Navy gently wean itself from its reliance on HP. But that’s what they said the last time, and the time before that.

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NYT: Political Ties Shielded Bank in Afghanistan

In early 2009, as President Hamid Karzai scanned the landscape for potential partners to run in his re-election bid, he was approached from an unusual corner: a bank.

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