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Pipeline opposition march scheduled for Saturday in Keene

A march and rally against a proposed natural gas transmission pipeline project is scheduled for Saturday in Keene. ECHO Action and Stop the NH Pipeline officials announced Wednesday they’re organizing a pipeline awareness march to start at Ashuelot River Park in Keene at 10 a.m. From the park, the march will travel east along West Street to Central Square, according ...

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Feds expect decline in shale gas production

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A new federal government study released Wednesday predicted the nation’s shale gas production will begin to wane starting next month. The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s monthly “Drilling Production Report” projected a nearly 1.5 percent production decrease at the country’s seven major sale regions. This should not come as a shock to industry watchers. In April, the administration warned that the ...

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Philly Mayor takes part in climate action plans

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter joined two other mayors to urge cities across the U.S. to take part in implementing climate action plans. On Tuesday, Nutter joined Houston and Los Angeles mayors to speak out to other U.S. cities about setting carbon emission targets, developing climate action plans and setting protocols for carbon offsets in municipalities, reports State Impact Pennsylvania.  Together, ...

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Marcellus: Methane and water do not mix

According to state environmental regulators, three natural gas drilling companies have found out the hard way as to what happens when methane and drinking water mix together. Regulators shared that the three companies together contaminated 17 different drinking water wells in Bradford, Lycoming and Tioga Counties in north central Pennsylvania.  Combined, the companies so far have paid nearly $375,000 in ...

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Consortium picked to build oil shale plant ‘might not secure financing’

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AMMAN – Stakeholders in Jordan’s first shale oil-fuelled power plant are facing difficulties securing finance for the project and may seek an extension of the deadline for financial closure, according to a partner in the project. They have until October 1 to secure finance for the $2.2 billion, 470 megawatt (MW) project, while they are facing difficulties at this stage ...

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Solar: Penn State takes the cake when it comes to solar funding


Pennsylvania State University researchers have been granted part of a $24 million federal fund to develop more efficient solar panels. The solar panels are being developed as part of Obama’s Clean Power Plan, which is the president’s plan to battle climate change and cut emissions.  Penn State will be receiving $2.9 million for the project, before which is one of ...

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Africa’s squandered commodity boom erodes U.S. trade promise

JOHANNESBURG/DAKAR – A fresh U.S. trade pact could provide relief to African economies buffeted by the commodities slump but a failure to reform during the boom years has left many countries unable to profit from tariff-free access to the world’s largest market. In an effort to boost trade under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), renewed by Congress for ...

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W. Virginia is getting a wastewater treatment complex

A Denver-based company is teaming up with Veolia Water Technologies Inc. and Veolia North America to construct a wastewater treatment complex in West Virginia. Antero Resources Corporation shared last Wednesday it will be partnering up with the two companies and designing and building a “state-of-the-art advanced wastewater treatment complex in Doddridge County, West Virginia,” states the company’s press release. The ...

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