Tag Archives: Hydraulic Fracturing

Gasoline and the Shale Boom

People don’t connect the dots between lower gasoline prices and the shale oil boom. Yesterday I filled my gas tank for $23.70, with the per gallon price in the mid-$2.40 range. That’s not low compared to when I commuted to … Continue reading

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Iowa Pulls The Plug On Nuclear Power

Pursuit of new nuclear power in Iowa was a bad idea when then governor Tom Vilsack began promoting it, and remains so. MidAmerican Energy’s announcement in the Des Moines Register today, that the utility “has scrapped plans for Iowa’s second … Continue reading

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Frac Sand Mines in Iowa

A friend from the fight against the coal-fired power plants in Waterloo and Marshalltown sent a note about mining companies wanting to move into Iowa to extract silica sand for hydraulic fracturing. There is a lot of silica sand laying … Continue reading

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