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Battle Lines Drawn Over New Fossil Fuel Infrastructure

By Garry Rogers @Garry_Rogers

GR: We need Clinton to follow Sanders’ stance on fracking.

Battle lines drawn over new fossil fuel infrastructureSummit County Citizens Voice

Signs of oil and gas development are visible on a landscape level from 35,000 feet in the air. Signs of oil and gas development are visible in eastern on a landscape level from 35,000 feet in the air. @bberwyn photo.

Broad coalition of conservation groups oppose measure that could speed approval of natural gas export terminals

Staff Report

Pro-fossil fuel legislators in Congress hope they can help their campaign donors by putting the cart before the fracking horse. An amended version of the Senate’s Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016 (S. 2012) includes provisions that would speed up the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s approval of liquefied natural gas export terminals.

According to critics of the measure, that artificially increases the demand for U.S. natural gas and hits communities with additional health and climate risks. More than 370 organizations are urging the Senate to reject provisions in the bill that would encourage oil and gas fracking.

The groups delivered a letter to Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee…

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