Links for 3/13/14: Kasich Still Pushing for Higher Severance Tax, Dinosaur Bones Slow Shale Operation, and More

National Geographic:  East Harlem Explosion Highlights Risk of Natural Gas Leaks   -   "The deadly explosion that ripped apart two buildings in New York's East Harlem on Wednesday morning brings new attention to a risk experts have been warning is especially great beneath..."  Ohio Gov. Kasich would collect $874 million from shale wells in next three years   -   "Gov. John Kasich's plans to collect an estimated $874 million from Ohio's largest oil and gas producers over the next three years has..."

Fuel Fix:  Looking for shale gas, they found Godzilla’s nemesis   -   "An Exxon Mobil shale gas project in Argentina has been put on hold after a road construction crew struck dinosaur bones of titanic size.  Preparing to explore for natural gas in western Argentina late last year, Exxon uncovered fossils from a herd of Titanosaurus Sauropods, a..."

The Breakthrough Institute:  Keeping the Poor Poor   -   "It has become fashionable in some circles to come out against economic growth. Bill McKibben, the author and climate change activist, asserts that “growth may be the one big habit we finally must break.” He adds that this is “a dark thing to say, and un-American.” Such calls for an end to growth are typically..."

Wall Street Journal:  Natural-Gas Exports 101: Beyond Ukraine   -   "The U.S. government is facing pressure from all corners to ramp up natural-gas exports as a way to weaken Russia’s hand over Ukraine. To the casual observer, this debate might have seemed to come out of nowhere. So we thought it might help to..."

Yahoo News:  Anti-fracking activist barred from 40 percent of Pennsylvania county   -   "A court injunction obtained by Texas-based Cabot Oil & Gas is preventing Pennsylvania resident Vera Scroggins from going to her local grocery store, her friends' homes, schools, or even..."

The Washington Post:  The myth of ‘settled science’   -   "I repeat: I’m not a global warming believer. I’m not a global warming denier. I’ve long believed that it cannot be good for humanity to be spewing tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. I also believe that those scientists who pretend to know..."

Forbes:  The EPA Must Finally Take 'No' For An Answer   -   "Federal agencies have many faults, but a lack of persistence is not among them. Twenty years ago, when I was counsel to President Bush, the EPA pushed hard to use the Clean Air Act to exert unprecedented power over major sectors of the economy. Specifically, the EPA wanted..."

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