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UK Officials Reject Second Cuadrilla Shale Gas Project in a Week

British officials on Monday rejected another Cuadrilla Resources shale gas project in northwest England on the grounds of visual and noise impact, just four days after refusing a different shale gas planning application. Cuadrilla’s project at Preston New Road near

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Brown Not Cutting Oil Industry Water Use because of Tax Collection

Governor Jerry Brown signed an executive order Wednesday implementing California’s first-ever mandatory water restrictions that require cities and towns to cut their water usage by 25 percent over the next nine months. But Brown will not cut oil company water use for fracking because the industry pays over $20 billion in state and local taxes.