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Texas House set to vote on bill banning local fracking bans

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San Angelo Republican Rep. Drew Darby’s bill is poised for House debate and approval Tuesday.
A jar holding waste water from hydraulic fracturing is held up to the light at a recycling site in Midland, Texas. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

Both Democrats and Republicans are unhappy with new fracking rules

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Republicans say the new regulations, announced last week, will delay new drilling projects and take marginal lands out of production. Democratic lawmakers say the regulations are so mild that they won’t change current operating standards.
(Jim Wilson/The New York Times)

Fracking moratorium bill fends off amendments, heads to vote

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On Monday, the Protect Our Health and Communities Act dodged attempts by House Republicans to change the legislation and make it easier for fracking to start in western Maryland.
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky speaks with reporters following a weekly Republican policy luncheon, at the Capitol. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Top Senate Republican tells states: ignore EPA carbon rules

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In an op-ed published Tuesday in the Lexington Herald-Leader, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky says states should reject Obama’s proposed requirements for power plants to reduce carbon dioxide, the chief greenhouse gas.
(Kin Man Hui/San Antonio Express-News)

Measure would void new North Dakota flaring, oil rules

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In December, the commission required oil companies that ship millions of gallons of crude a week by rail to reduce the oil’s volatility by removing certain liquids and gases before it’s loaded onto train cars.
Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, file)

New Senate chairmen aim to undo Obama’s policies

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The likely ascent of Oklahoma’s James Inhofe, 79, represents one of the biggest sea changes on a Senate committee with Republicans in charge.
(Carolyn Mary Bauman /Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

Republicans urged to reject wind tax credit in lame duck

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Fiscal conservatives want Republican leaders to hold firm against proposals to extend a wind energy tax credit this year.
( Jay Pickthorn/AP/Statoil).

N. Dakota needs $800 million for housing, schools in wake of oil boom, state GOP says

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North Dakota Republicans have put forward a plan to spend millions on rising problems in the wake of the oil boom in the state and the population increase that has resulted.
(Feng Yu/Fotolia)

Poll: Americans would pay more for energy to curb climate change

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By an almost two-to-one margin, 62 percent to 33 percent, Americans say they would pay more for energy if it would mean a reduction in pollution from carbon emissions, according to the Bloomberg National Poll.
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Poll: Pennsylvanians support drilling, with one caveat

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Pennsylvanians support drilling for natural gas by a nearly 2-to-1 margin, but a majority is opposed in one condition, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Friday.