Wyo. OKs strict groundwater sampling rule for drillers
Wyoming has approved a statewide rule requiring the oil and natural gas industry to conduct base-line groundwater sampling both before drilling new wells and at least twice after, a move praised by conservation leaders who say it should serve as a template for energy development nationwide.
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Oil giant makes a dry run for the Arctic in Canada's booming north
ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland and Labrador -- The first Europeans ever to set foot on North America landed on this island more than 1,000 years ago before being forced from their settlements by native tribes. Now their descendants are back, and this time the locals are eager to keep them here.