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HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) -- A Virginia congressman says there is no conclusive evidence a process to extract natural gas is harmful to the environment. Rep. Bob Goodlatte's view isn't shared by some officials in Rockingham County, where the first proposal...
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- The Energy Department is pledging to spend $50 million to speed the development of offshore wind energy, with a goal of issuing leases off four Atlantic Coast states by the end of the year. The Interior Department said Monday that...
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Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — No one answered the tax-help hotline at the IRS on Friday. And you could forget about getting advice on avoiding foreclosures at the 80 Housing and Urban Development field offices nationwide. It was "furlough Friday." Roughly 5...
Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — A website partially funded by the oil and gas industry could be a "constructive" tool for federal regulators as they consider requiring public disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations, Senate Energy Committee...
DROUGHT Recent rains lift spirits of SD farmers, ranchers PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — State Climatologist Dennis Todey (TAH'dee) says recent rains across much of South Dakota have improved the outlook for farmers and ranchers hurt by a year-long drought....
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Some of springtime's more notable heralds appear to be fading away, as a new study finds frogs, toads and salamanders disappearing at an alarming rate across the United States. In what they say is the first analysis of its kind, scientists with the U.S....
For decades, war has been waged over the holy grail of America's Arctic frontier, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The wide coastal plain on the edge of the Beaufort Sea contains stunning populations of caribou, grizzly, musk oxen and other wildlife...
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The head of South Dakota's Department of Social Services says the state wasn't given enough notice about a conference on Indian child foster care in Rapid City. The summit that wrapped up Friday brought together...
Hydraulic fracturing, the process that involves shooting millions of gallons of water, sand and chemicals underground to crack shale formations and unlock oil and gas, would become more difficult under new rules proposed by the Interior Department. As...
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — How tribes can secure direct funding for foster care will be one of the topics covered during the last day of a summit focusing on Indian child foster care in South Dakota. The three-day summit finishes Friday in Rapid City....
WASHINGTON (AP) — Companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands will be required to disclose publicly the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations, the Obama administration said Thursday. The new "fracking" rule replaces a...
WASHINGTON — The Interior Department proposed new rules to regulate hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas on federal land Thursday, drawing criticism from environmentalists that it had weakened an earlier draft to placate industry. Industry...
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