The last decade — ever since it became clear in the mid-2000s that conventional oil fields around the planet were running low — has been the era of “extreme oil.” Big Oil promised the world that the wonder of new technologies — most notably hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, as well as other advances in drilling capabilities — would make it possible to tap rich oil fields that were once unattainable. [...]

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President Obama has been having quite a summer. In fact, some political pundits are calling 2015 the most successful year of his presidency — his nuclear-weapons deal with Iran, congressional approval of his Asian trade deal, seeing his health-care plan ratified by the U.S. Supreme Court and pushing a sweeping overhaul of the criminal-justice system. In the seventh year of his presidency, Obama seems to have a stronger sense of [...]

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A selection of the latest headlines and must-read articles on issues ranging from fracking to the BP oil spill.

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A selection of the latest headlines and must-read articles on issues ranging from fracking to the BP oil spill.

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A selection of the latest headlines and must-read articles on issues ranging from fracking to the BP oil spill.

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I’ve long said that no likely BP settlement would ever be enough for the damage that its 2010 oil spill caused to the Gulf region. Mostly, that’s a moral argument: The purpose of punitive damages is that a company must be shown that the cost of doing bad is more than doing good — but that’s hard to do when an oil company’s typically reckless drilling and production practices bring [...]

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A selection of the latest headlines and must-read articles on issues ranging from fracking to the BP oil spill.

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A selection of the latest headlines and must-read articles on issues ranging from fracking to the BP oil spill.

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A selection of the latest headlines and must-read articles on issues ranging from fracking to the BP oil spill.

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Posted in Main, News Round-Up

A selection of the latest headlines and must-read articles on issues ranging from fracking to the BP oil spill.

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