Energy & Fuel

"Increased Asthma Attacks Tied to Exposure to Natural Gas Production

"Exposure to more intense shale gas development correlates with a higher risk of asthma attacks among asthma patients, according to a new study of Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale, one of the nation's largest and most active fracking regions."

Source: InsideClimate News, 07/20/2016

"TVA Coal Ash Plan Draws Ire From Environmental Groups"

"The Tennessee Valley Authority's Colbert and Widows Creek power plants have already burned their last piece of coal to generate electricity, but some environmentalists are worried that the tons of coal ash left behind in watery ponds could cause environmental problems long after the burners were turned off."

Source: Huntsville Times, 07/20/2016

Undercover Federal Agents Spied on Anti-Fracking Movement, Emails Show

"When more than 300 protesters assembled in May at the Holiday Inn in Lakewood, Colorado — the venue chosen by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for an auction of oil and gas leases on public lands — several of the demonstrators were in fact undercover agents sent by law enforcement to keep tabs on the demonstration, according to emails obtained by The Intercept."

Source: The Intercept, 07/20/2016


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