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The casualties of Chesapeake's "land grab" across America

Chesapeake's use of Texas law is among the latest examples of how the company executes what it calls a "land grab" - an aggressive leasing strategy intended to lock up prospective drilling sites and lock out competitors.
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Groups Call on State Legislature to Revoke Act 13 Marcellus Legislation

Groups Call on State Legislature to Revoke Act 13 Marcellus Legislation – Urge an End to Political Favors with State-wide Moratorium

Groups unveil ‘Scroll of Shame’ listing legislators supporting Act 13
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Criminal Investigation of Flaring at Chevron Refinery

In a September 22 story, the San Francisco Chronicle reports, "Federal authorities have opened a criminal investigation of Chevron...."
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Rep. Jesse White: Why Aren't There More Marcellus Shale Jobs for PA Workers?

This is a full-text copy of Rep. White's August 15, 2012, column in the The Canon-McMillan Patch.
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Schlumberger Shutdown (Horseheads, NY)

At about 11:00 AM [August 11, 2012], over one hundred and fifty people arrived at the gates of the Schlumberger industrial facility in Horseheads, NY. Organized by the Shaleshock Direct Action Working Group, Saturday’s action had a goal to shut down the Horseheads facility.
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Driller to NY: Stop the local bans or we'll sue

A story in the (Scranton) "Times-Tribune" describes the threat by Lenape Resources to bring suit over local drilling bans.
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US Chamber of Commerce launches pro-gas campaign with inaccurate jobs numbers


Full page ads in your local newspaper are not enough.
Prime time television commercials are not enough.
More than $23 million in campaign contributions and lobbying expenses are not enough.
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Fracking Insurance: Winners and Losers

By Dave Colavito, Huffington Post

Reaction to the AP story was predictable.

The leaked internal memo, indicating that Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. had determined risks from the controversial process of hydraulic fracturing were too great to provide coverage for, was interpreted by some as vindication of their concerns and by others as ill-informed betrayal.
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France sticks to ‘fracking' ban

FRANCE has no intention of lifting its ban on shale gas exploration because of continued concerns over its environmental impact, Environment and Energy Minister Delphine Batho said Friday [July 20, 2012].
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