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Infographic: Hoover Dam's Troubled Waters

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Completed in 1935, Hoover Dam supplies electricity to 29 million people in Arizona, California and Nevada.

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.
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Nebraska Farmers Dismayed by Governor's Endorsement of New Oil Pipeline Route

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Despite a new route, farmers still worry about groundwater contamination and property rights.

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…

No Clear Path for Energy Policy in Great Lakes States

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Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania governments struggle with climate change, budgets, and changing markets.

Exxon and Imperial Oil Forced To Go Around Sensitive Idaho River Valley

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Push-back on the transportation of tar sands equipment through a wilderness corridor reflects civic resistance to North American fossil fuel boom.

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…