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Colorado Rejects Fracking: The Money’s Not Talking; Social Media Is

Forbes: Colorado was ground zero in the hydraulic fracturing debate on Tuesday, as four local municipalities voted on moratoriums or outright bans. In Boulder, 76 percent of voters favored extending a moratorium already in place. Continue reading

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Keystone protesters pay price for camping in Texas trees

Bloomberg: Protesters trying to save the world by sitting in trees or blocking equipment used to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline are learning that environmental activism can be a ticket to lengthy jail time in East Texas. Matthew Almonte, Glen Collins and Isabel Brooks landed in jail in Tyler on Dec. 3, charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass, resisting arrest and illegal dumping, following efforts to stop work on the TransCanada Corp. Continue reading

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United States: City might phase out use of corn-based ethanol fuel

Coloradoan: The city of Fort Collins may phase out use of corn-based ethanol in its fleet vehicles out of concern for the environment. The majority of City Council members said Tuesday they would support gradually doing away with the use of E85 fuel, which is 85 percent ethanol, because of the impact ramped-up corn production has had nationally, including water and soil degradation in Iowa and Illinois. Those impacts may not directly affect Fort Collins, said Council member Ben Manvel, but they should… Continue reading

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