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Keep on Fracking!

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On March 31, 2016
Now that the USGS has determined that Oklahoma has as much chance of a damaging earthquake in the next year as California, the only solution is to frack, frack away! I was in your state writing about water not long ago, and the big worry indeed was that a quake would wreck the aqueduct network […]

Fracking Bans

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On January 24, 2015
Mora County, New Mexico, right in the middle of the land grant thefts that led to the rise of Reies Lopez Tijerina and the long-term animosity to outside corporate control over the land, passed a county-wide ban against fracking in 2013. Of course, the courts overturned it. A county’s ban on hydraulic fracturing and drilling […]

The Bush Legacy

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On November 11, 2014

The Bush family legacy is still very much evolving. Denton, Texas, a town I know very well because my brother lived there for 10 years, has developed into something of a liberalish enclave in north Te

Fracking Test Case

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On June 1, 2014

Rural New Mexico is a very interesting place. It’s basically the only rural area of the United States that is militantly pro-Democratic. When I lived in Albuquerque and Santa Fe from 2000-07, I&

Frackquakes

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On February 19, 2014

The geologically stable state of Oklahoma has experienced over 500 measurable earthquakes in 2014, far and away already a record for the state and it is February. Why? Fracking, duh. Scientists have d

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