Energy & Fuel

"Fracking Harms Drinking Water In 'Some Circumstances,' EPA Concludes"

"Fracking for oil and natural gas can contaminate drinking water under 'some circumstances,' the Environmental Protection Agency said in a report released Tuesday, which changes a previous finding that the drilling process does not cause 'widespread, systemic' effects."

Source: Reuters, 12/14/2016

"Energy Department Balks At Trump Request For Names On Climate Change"

"The U.S. Energy Department said on Tuesday it will not comply with a request from President-elect Donald Trump's Energy Department transition team for the names of people who have worked on climate change and the professional society memberships of lab workers."

Source: Reuters, 12/14/2016

Coal-Ash Issue Not So Easy To Dispose Of

Late last week Congress moved authority over coal-ash pollution standards from the feds to states and utilities. With hundreds of huge pits and ponds of the potentially toxic substance scattered across the United States, our latest TipSheet explores this unsolved problem and helps you find your local coal-ash angle.

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