Here Are America’s Top Methane Emitters. Some Will Surprise You.

Oil and gas giants are selling off their most-polluting operations to small private companies. Most manage to escape public scrutiny.

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Why California Is Planning to Ban Fracking

Tuesday: A conversation with state officials about Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan to ban fracking and phase out oil extraction in California.

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California’s governor seeks to ban new fracking and halt oil production, but not immediately.

In the past, Gov. Gavin Newsom has said he lacked the executive authority to halt fracking, which has long been a source of both pollution and higher-paying jobs in California.

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What Working in the Oil Industry Taught Me

What my time working on a North Dakota oil patch taught me about America’s fossil fuel addiction — and how to curb it.

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Covid, Climate and the Power of Denial

If we can’t face up to a pandemic, how can we avoid apocalypse?

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How One Firm Drove Influence Campaigns Nationwide for Big Oil

FTI, a global consulting firm, helped design, staff and run organizations and websites funded by energy companies that can appear to represent grass-roots support for fossil-fuel initiatives.

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A Missed Moment for Trump? Second Debate Suggests What Might Have Been

Trailing in the polls, President Trump had more at stake in the debate against Joseph R. Biden Jr. Now Republicans hope the president can present a powerful contrast with Mr. Biden that translates into voter turnout.

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Fracking Is Trump’s ‘Hail Mary’ Against Biden

President Trump has made fracking a “Hail Mary” attack on Joe Biden in the industrial Midwest, but three weeks before Election Day, it does not seem to be working.

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Fracking Firms Fail, Rewarding Executives and Raising Climate Fears

Oil and gas companies are hurtling toward bankruptcy, raising fears that wells will be left leaking planet-warming pollutants, with cleanup cost left to taxpayers.

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Coronavirus May Kill Our Fracking Fever Dream

America’s energy independence was an illusion created by cheap debt. All that’s left to tally is the damage.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #credit-and-debt, #hydraulic-fracturing, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #shale, #united-states

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