Colo. Gov. John Hickenlooper speaks to participants and observers during the first meeting of a Governor-appointed energy and fracking task force, at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Department, in Denver, Thursday Sept. 25, 2014.  Hickenlooper on Thursday told the group he assembled to study land-use clashes between Colorado's energy industry and homeowners that he's hopeful the suggestions they give state lawmakers can be a model for other places grappling with the issue. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Colorado fracking panel meets in Durango

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The panel is part of Gov. John Hickenlooper’s deal to get groups to drop dueling ballot measures in November.
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Judge dismisses Nebraska’s EPA lawsuit

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Nebraska’s attorney general filed the lawsuit in January, saying “the impossible standards imposed by the EPA will ensure no new power plants are built in Nebraska.”
Aerial photo of a well pad in southwestern Pennsylvania. (Photo courtesy Dana Caulton)

Record $4.5M fine pursued against gas driller

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The fine is over what Pennsylvania environmental regulators describe as a major case of pollution from a leaking waste pit.
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Endangered species in Eagle Ford Shale gets help from UT group

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The rare creature’s likely habitat includes large swaths of the Eagle Ford Shale, the prolific oil and gas field south of San Antonio.
In this photo taken on Aug. 13, 2014, Friends of Augusta handout no pipeline stickers for people to wear during the supervisors meeting when representatives from Dominion present their proposal for a natural gas pipeline that would run through Augusta County to the Augusta County supervisors in Verona, Va. (AP Photo/The Staunton News Leader, Randall Wolf)

Pipeline’s path stirs opposition in Va., W.Va.

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A proposed $5 billion pipeline that would deliver natural gas to the Southeast is finding opposition along its planned path in West Virginia and Virginia.
Yoko Ono appears at a news conference in New York to launch the coalition of artists opposing hydraulic fracturing called Artists Against Fracking.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

EOG, Anadarko reach deal with New York to disclose financial risks of fracking

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The New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman reached an agreement with Houston based energy producers EOG Resources and Anadarko that will require them to disclose the financial risks associated with hydraulic fracturing, his office announced Friday.
An infrared camera sold by FLIR. (Image: FLIR)

Oil boom gives lift to methane mitigation industry

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New and potential mandates forcing oil companies to clamp down on methane leaking from wells, valves and pipelines could be a money-maker for the growing industry built around finding and stopping that pollution, according to a report issued Thursday.
Louisiana. Gov. Bobby Jindal and oil industry leaders condemned the suit as an attack on a vital industry. (AP Photo/ Richard Shiro)

Exxon joins Jindal to face Dr. Mud in wetlands legal fight

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Members of a New Orleans levee board are suing 90 oil and natural gas producers for billions over claims that they’re destroying coastal marshes.
Exelon Corp. will use GE gas turbines, like the one pictured above, in its Texas plants. (GE)

GE gets $500M price tag for gas turbines in Texas

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General Electric’s new high-efficiency gas turbines, fired at temperatures 200 degrees hotter than an erupting volcano, will see their U.S. debut at two gas power plants near Houston and Dallas.
A drilling rig works the Marcellus shale in Houston, Pa.  (AP file photo/Keith Srakocic)

Gas drillers draw less water, but concerns linger

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The gas drilling industry in Pennsylvania is recycling more and more water and one river basin commission now reports drillers there are drawing less freshwater than in the past.