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In Maryland, they’re proposing a ban on fracking throughout certain counties. In Florida, the entire state is considering an outright ban on the practice. All this in spite of the fact that technological advancements in hydraulic fracturing are making the practice safer and more efficient with each passing day. While protestors decry the fracking as a threat to the environment, scientists and researchers are improving the process to help ensure a future for the planet

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There’s a trend moving through Colorado. As the oil and gas battleground state immerses itself in the debate over hydraulic fracturing, no corner of the energy industry is off limits for scrutiny. This issue is particularly concerning because the oil and gas industry’s donation to educational institutions are now coming under fire.

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After several weeks of back and forth, it seems as though Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman and Boulder County will be seeing each other in court. On Tuesday, February 14, AG Coffman filed suit against the state county over its five-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing. Coffman called the suit illegal while Boulder County attorneys dismissed the claim as a waste of time. In recent months, Colorado has become a breeding ground for the fracking debate.

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The Colorado energy industry got a short delay on Tuesday, January 17 when Lafayette’s City Council tabled the vote surrounding a controversial ordinance that would allow acts of civil disobedience and non-violent protest aimed at hampering the development of oil and gas projects in the area. The council members called for the delay when three City Council members failed to show up to the meeting. The ordinance facing the Lafayette City Council is a first

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As we near the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, increasing reports from Canada indicate that the administration of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is moving away from fossil fuels as quickly as the country is able. With the Trump administration publicly focused on ramping up energy production and refinement, one has to wonder how these seemingly opposing world views will impact the historically amicable relationship between the two nations.

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More and more, the world’s business is being done online. Even oil and gas companies that don’t rely on the internet for their overall well being have begun to maintain at least a small presence on the world wide web. Of course, this innovation is a double-edged sword, especially in oil and gas. Your company needs to be online to survive, but if you’re in the energy industry your company might be a more tempting

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At long last, it’s time to pull the shutters closed on 2016, one of the hardest years in oil and gas history. At the end of a multi-year slump the industry is finally beginning to show signs of life. It won’t happen overnight, but there’s every indication that 2017 will be a much kinder year for the thousands of Americans who rely on the oil and gas industry to thrive.

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Over the Christmas holidays, as many as twelve states in the country of Mexico experienced extreme gas shortages that ignited a panic among Mexican consumers, prompting a run on gas stations as locals moved to stockpile as much of the resource as possible. Some gas stations have seen lines with more than a hundred cars waiting to buy some gas. The scenes call to mind the long lines and mass frustration of the United States’ infamous

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In the final weeks leading up to President-elect Donald Trump being sworn into office as President of the United States, the current sitting president, Barack Obama, is doing everything in his power to enact new legislation before he signs off. Of particular not to President Obama is environmental legislation. As Trump rounds out his Cabinet with friends of the oil and gas industry, is it possible that some last minute legislation will prevent President-elect Trump

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Though the fracking industry has fallen on somewhat hard times over the last few years, a new Presidency and a Cabinet filled with friends of the oil and gas industry indicate that the next few years are going to be very good for the industry. Whether you love it or you don’t know all the facts, hydraulic fracturing has become a ubiquitous part of our daily lives. Some protest its proliferation; others tout its value

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