West Virginia Bets Big on Plastics, and on Backing of Trump Administration

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The state’s leaders want a federal loan guarantee to build a giant chemical storage plant that could cost as much as $10 billion.

Choke Point: U.S. — Water, Energy, and the Ohio River Valley’s New Course

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Few places in the United States better understand the economically essential and ecologically risky accord between energy and water than this southeast Ohio town.

Pennsylvania Encourages New Source of Water for Fracking – Discharge from Abandoned Mines

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The state aims to turn an old problem into an asset. Photo…

New Evidence Shows Fracking Contaminates Groundwater in Pennsylvania

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A Duke University study finds methane in drinking water wells,…

Report: Half of U.S. Fracking Wells Drilled in Highly Water-stressed Regions

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Energy companies should provide better data on fracking water…

Study: Shale Gas Fracking Taints Rivers in Pennsylvania

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Though groundwater gets most of the attention, rivers are also affected by the rush of shale gas development across the United States, according to a new study that claims both wastewater and well development degrade water quality, but in different ways.

Amid Roaring Demand, A U.S. City Plans to Triple Water Rates for Oil and Gas Customers

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The recent oil and gas boom in the United States has been good…

Clean Energy Picture Dramatically Changed For Midwest, As U.S. Fossil Energy Boom Gathers Steam

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With the price of natural gas falling thanks to innovating drilling solutions in states like Ohio and Pennsylvania, investments in water-sipping energy models like wind and solar have dried up.

Fossil Fuel Boom Shakes Ohio, Spurring Torrent of Investment and Worry Over Water

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Ohio’s shale oil and gas fortunes point up. By Keith…

Supreme Court Ruling Tests Boundaries of Water Supply and Energy Production Along Montana-Wyoming Border

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Montana and Wyoming have taken their transboundary water dispute to the Supreme Court. Wyoming won the first round. But others await in a case that will help decide how much water is really available to generate energy and to produce food in one of the nation’s driest regions, as well as who has access to that water.

EPA and Halliburton Skirmish -- Promises of Safer Fracking Fluid

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After denying EPA disclosure request, Halliburton promises safer fracking fluid and more disclosure.

“Typical” Michigan Oil and Gas Lease Auction Casts Doubt on Collingwood Shale Formation

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Earlier auction that set state records prompted projections of a new natural gas boom.