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Oil and Gas Brine in Ohio

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A hazardous byproduct of oil & gas operations, called “brine," poses a problem because of its radioactivity and the volumes produced.

8 Maps to Strengthen Environmental Justice Policy in Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania’s environmental justice policy is an important tool for protecting marginalized communities from harm - but it needs your input!
Russia Ukraine Energy Map

Mapping Energy Systems Impacted by the Russia-Ukraine War

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This story map explores how the West's failure to transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy is funding Russia's invasion of Ukraine

Permitting Aggregate Mines in Michigan Poses Very Serious Consequences

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Varying across municipalities, mine permitting in Michigan can bring very serious consequences. This is the second of a two-part series.
Sylvanian Minerals frac sand mine in South Rockwood, Michigan.

Permitting Aggregate Mines under Michigan’s Zoning Enabling Act

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This guest article outlines the role of local government in determining Michigan's frac sand permitting and explores how decisions can vary.

Fracking Wastewater Concerns Resurface on Pennsylvania Roads as the DEP Undergoes an Evaluation of Coproduct Determinations

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Though a 2018 legal win resulted in a statewide ban on the practice, unauthorized brine spreading in PA continues. Guest post by Fair Shake.
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