Banning Fracking Bans: The Paradox of Local Control

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By Amanda Frank, Policy Analyst, Center for Effective Government There is a new paradox emerging in the fracking debate. The oil and gas industry firmly opposes federal fracking standards, claiming that states know best how to govern their own lands. States are currently responsible for the...
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The Reality of U.S. Oil Transport

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By Alexandra Klass, Member Scholar, Center for Progressive Reform The major oil pipeline spills along the Santa Barbara coast in May 2015 and into the Yellowstone River in Montana in January 2015 are only the most recent chapters in the growing list of major releases associated with oil...
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OMB Must Complete Its Review of OSHA’s Beryllium Standard

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By Keith Wrightson, Workplace Safety Expert, Public Citizen Protections against exposure to beryllium allotted to workers are far too weak, especially in the construction industry, where an estimated 23,000 construction workers come in contact with beryllium every day while performing open-air...
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