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Biden administration to fine oil and gas companies for excess methane

The Biden administration announced new moves on Friday to curb the release from oil and gas facilities of methane, a potent greenhouse gas that is responsible for more than a quarter of the warming the planet is currently experiencing.

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Fracking resumes in Dimock, Pennsylvania, after a decade-long ban

After a 12 year hiatus, a major natural gas company is set to resume drilling and fracking in a rural Pennsylvania community that once held the dubious distinction of having flammable tap water.

— Michael Rubinkam reports for The Independent.

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Sweden’s climate pollution rose 7% in 2022 because of Nord Stream sabotage

The major gas leak from the sabotaged Nord Stream pipeline last year pushed Sweden’s annual plant-heating emissions upby 7%, the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency reported Thursday.

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Georgia Power asks for state OK to tap more fossil fuels to meet demand it failed to forecast

Environmentalists concerned about Georgia Power electricity plans to add 30% more fossil fuels natural gas energy.
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Fossil fuel companies are taking private land—and landowners are fighting back

Three families are taking on the Mountain Valley Pipeline, and environmental concerns have nothing to do with it.
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Bill McKibben: The Biden administration’s next big climate decision

The liquefied-natural-gas buildout—and fossil-fuel exports—challenge progress on global warming.
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Complexity around fracking featured in touring play coming to Pittsburgh

“Ezell: Ballad of a Land Man” is described as an outdoor, eco-cultural theater, music and meal experience that explores fracking, land and belonging.