In New York, government officials are extending the public comment period on fracking rules. In Pennsylvania, a judge gave Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. permission to stop supplying fresh water to families whose well water was tainted by fracking operations. And the Chesapeake Bay Foundation used infrared video to document emissions pouring out of natural gas drilling sites all over the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Melting permafrost is going to dump carbon into the atmosphere faster than anyone expected. The clean energy standard is staging a comeback, thanks to Sen. Jeff Bingaman. Republicans are bringing unions and TransCanada execs to the …
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Sarah Laskow is a reporter based in New York City who covers environment, energy, and sustainability issues, among other things. Follow her on Twitter.