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Texas Democratic candidate for governor Wendy Davis has fought for local oversight for industry. Texas State Attorney General and Republican candidate for governor Greg Abbott has sued the EPA 17 times.
North Dakota recently discovered piles of garbage bags containing radioactive waste dumped by oil drillers in abandoned buildings. Now, the state is trying to catch up to an oil industry that produces an estimated 27 tons of radioactive debris from wells daily.
bio-energy with carbon capture and storage involves burning biomass -- trees, plants, crop materials, woodchips -- to generate electricity, then capturing the carbon that is released and pumping it underground in geologic reservoirs.