Fracking companies can “railroad” through their interests because the Environment Agency has been “drained” of resources, a Labour energy spokesperson told delegates at the party’s conference.

via Environment Agency “no longer able to regulate fracking” – Labour — DRILL OR DROP?

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(Ohio News Connection) – Ohio has lost 90% of its wetlands, and a proposed project could destroy even more. The Army Corps of Engineers is reviewing a permit for the filling of roughly 15 acres of wetlands for the development of a medical campus in Trumbull County. Colleen McLean, an associate professor of geological and […]

via Opponents fight to protect Ohio wetlands from development — View From The Pugh

The Antigua Observer quotes a NASDAQ report stating that Guyana has the fastest growing economy rate in the world. Although the article mentions that the country has an “abundance of resources,” it focuses on discoveries made by ExxonMobil in Guyana and the country’s expected oil production. The world’s second largest stock market NASDAQ, has named Guyana […]

via Guyana named as world’s fastest growing economy — Repeating Islands

From Western Resource Advocates (Jamie Trafficanda): Today, conservation and sportsmen groups across Colorado lauded the bipartisan passage of a bill that would raise funds to protect and conserve the state’s water from the tax proceeds on some forms of new sports betting. A portion of the revenue generated would go to a Water Plan Implementation […]

via #Colorado #Conservation, Sportsmen Groups Laud Passage of Bill to Help Fund #COWaterPlan — @wradv #COleg — Coyote Gulch

Rare Piping Plovers May Be At Increased Risk Due To High Lake Levels

The small endangered population of Piping Plovers may be at increased risk due to high Great Lake levels in Canada and the Northern U.S., as beaches are reduced in size forcing nesting birds closer to cover where they are easy prey for predators like raccoons and skunks.

The Tern population may likewise face the same problems, as Great Lake levels continue to rise due to spring melt and much higher than average rainfalls in the lake-feeding tributary systems.

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Click here to read a new report on oil shale exploration and production [well, maybe someday] from Melinda Kassen: For more than a century, efforts to wring oil out of rock formations in the Rocky Mountain West have waxed and waned. The deposits underlying northwestern Colorado, southwestern Wyoming and northeastern Utah have been portrayed as […]

via Water Under Pressure: What Oil Shale Could Mean for Western Water, Fish and Wildlife — Coyote Gulch