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  • Southern Illinois residents rally, wait for fracking

    Southern Illinois residents rally, wait for fracking
    Wayne Woolsey, an oilman since 1958, says he has core samples pulled from deep below the shale rock here that "look awful promising," comparable to what has been found elsewhere in the country where fracking has brought plentiful jobs and enriched land owners and energy companies.
  • Pennsylvania leads nation in rails-to-trails miles

    Pennsylvania leads nation in rails-to-trails miles
    Joseph Bundra and Ray Bieak have been working on the nitty gritty of the Ironton Rail Trail for upward of 14 years, but they see that 9.2-mile path as a piece of a much bigger picture. To hear them tell it, the system of rails to trails in...

    Boost Maryland's renewable energy capacity

    Boost Maryland's renewable energy capacity
    Current power generation in Maryland is 52 percent carbon (coal, oil, gas) and 8 percent renewable (wind, water, solar). The Renewable Portfolio Standard of 20 percent more renewable by 2022 is a step in the right direction, but it doesn't go enough....

    Strengthening and protecting the Clean Water Act

    The Clean Water Act, which turned 42 on Saturday, is the most successful tool our country has to protect our water. In the past four decades, it has been responsible for reducing pollution, making our drinking water safer. It has increased hunting and...

    More than 5 million in state live near oil or gas well, report says

    More than 5 million in state live near oil or gas well, report says
    More than 5 million Californians — most of them in Los Angeles and Kern counties — live near an oil or gas well, and expanding drilling in the state could increase their exposure to health risks, according to a report released Wednesday by a...