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November 10, 2015 | Blog Post

The Fracking Trade-Off: Dirty Energy for Explosive Accidents

On the morning of June 28, 2014, a snapped hydraulic line at an Ohio fracking well began spraying hot chemicals onto nearby trucks. In total, 20 vehicles were engulfed in flames and 30 explosions followed. One firefighter was treated for smoke inhalation and 25 families living nearby were evacuated. In the days following, the dangers of fracking and of the lax regulation governing the industry became all too clear.

November 9, 2015 | Blog Post

Building on Keystone, Obama Should Shed More Fossil Fuel Baggage

In less than a month, diplomats and negotiators from the United States and the rest of the world will start work in Paris on an agreement to limit the world’s carbon pollution, the leading cause of climate change.

The U.S. delegation will have the wind at its back, and some leverage to seek a strong international framework for action, following the president’s nixing of the Keystone XL pipeline project last Friday.

November 9, 2015

Patrick Ogbeide

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November 9, 2015

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