Buildings in counties where natural gas is most actively being extracted from the Marcellus shale have in the past decade had much higher measurements of radioactive radon than buildings in low-activity areas, according to the new research.
The government’s top energy analysts weighed into the debate on exporting crude Thursday, releasing a study asserting that the cost of gasoline inside the United States is closely tied to the price of international crudes, not domestic oil.
Ending the United States’ longstanding ban against most crude exports could lift oil prices inside the country while decreasing the cost of gasoline, according to a Government Accountability Office report released Monday.
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