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Let us count the ways this Oregon pipeline project has gone off the rails

By Mark A. Bonta / February 28, 2020 / Comments Off on Let us count the ways this Oregon pipeline project has gone off the rails

A proposed natural-gas pipeline terminal on the Oregon coast has everything going for it: A partnership with a Canadian energy corporation, backing from local-government officials and the support of the Trump administration.  So why can’t the Jordan Cove project on Coos Bay, which has been in the works since 2007, get construction approval?  One reason […]

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Did Boris Johnson actually just ban fracking?

By Mark A. Bonta / December 6, 2019 / Comments Off on Did Boris Johnson actually just ban fracking?

With the United Kingdom’s general election coming up on Dec. 12, a controversial fracking “ban” may be the wedge the Conservative Party needs to win over traditional Labor voters. Imposed in November by Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative government, the supposed ban took effect immediately, amid rising public dismay over earthquakes that seemed to be […]

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Fracking foes succeed in Colombia

By Mark A. Bonta / September 25, 2018 / Comments Off on Fracking foes succeed in Colombia

Fracking is officially banned in the Colombia, except when it isn’t. Citizens’ groups there have discovered that licenses have been extended in some regions for hydraulic fracturing, in which high-pressure fluids are used to break up rock formations underground, enabling the easier extraction of oil and gas.  Yet in one province, a well-organized protest movement, […]

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