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Dec 17, 2014

New York bans fracking after health report

ALBANY, NY/NEW YORK, Dec 17 (Reuters) – New York Governor
Andrew Cuomo’s administration said on Wednesday it will ban
hydraulic fracturing in the state after a long-awaited report
concluded that the gas-drilling method poses health risks.

New York Environmental Commissioner Joseph Martens said at a
cabinet meeting he will issue an order early next year banning
fracking, which has been under a moratorium since 2008. Once
that happens, New York will join Vermont as the only states to
completely prohibit fracking.

Dec 5, 2014

Little money for Ferguson, scene of rare U.S. suburban riots

By Edward McAllister and David Greising

(Reuters) – Sonya Roberts’ liquor store in Ferguson, Missouri was vandalized during rioting in August and November, and with no government aid available, she is relying on Internet crowd-funding and a credit union loan to keep afloat.

“I don’t know if I am going to survive past the end of the month,” said Roberts, 46, whose insurance does not cover the $37,000 worth of damage to her store on West Florissant Avenue. The roadway was the main thoroughfare for looting and arson after a grand jury last week decided not to charge a white police officer in the shooting of a black teenager.

Dec 1, 2014

Exclusive – October oil shale permits drop: is the slowdown here?

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. oil producers have been racing full-speed ahead to drill new shale wells in recent years, even in the face of lower oil prices. But new data suggests that the much-anticipated slowdown in shale country may have finally arrived.

Permits for new wells dropped 15 percent across 12 major shale formations last month, according to exclusive information provided to Reuters by DrillingInfo, an industry data firm, offering the first sign of a slowdown in a drilling frenzy that has seen permits double since last November.

Nov 30, 2014

Missouri officer in fatal shooting resigned without severance: mayor

By Daniel Wallis and Edward McAllister

FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) – The white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, this summer, got no severance deal when he resigned from the force, the mayor of the St. Louis suburb said on Sunday.

The officer, Darren Wilson, announced his resignation late Saturday, saying he feared for his own safety and that of his fellow police officers after a grand jury decided not to indict him in the fatal Aug. 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Nov 30, 2014

Missouri officer in fatal shooting quit without severance: mayor

FERGUSON, Missouri (Reuters) – The white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, this summer, resigned from the force without any severance deal, the mayor of the St. Louis suburb said on Sunday.

The officer, Darren Wilson, announced his resignation late Saturday, saying he feared for his own safety and that of his fellow police officers after a grand jury decided not to indict him in the fatal Aug. 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Nov 30, 2014

No severance for Ferguson officer in Brown shooting, mayor says

By Edward McAllister

FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) – The white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, resigned from the force without any severance deal, the mayor of the St. Louis suburb said on Sunday.

“There will be no severance or extension of benefits for Darren Wilson following his resignation,” Mayor James Knowles told a press conference at which he outlined new incentives to bring more African-Americans into the Ferguson police force.

Nov 30, 2014

Ferguson police officer resigned on safety concerns, lawyer says

FERGUSON, Missouri (Reuters) – The white police officer who shot an unarmed black teenager to death this summer in a St. Louis suburb decided to resign from the force because of threats against fellow officers after a grand jury decided not to indict him, his lawyer said on Sunday.

Darren Wilson’s resignation, announced on Saturday, came nearly four months after the officer shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri on Aug. 9.

Nov 30, 2014

Ferguson police officer who killed black teen resigns from force

By Daniel Wallis and Edward McAllister

FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) – The white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in a St. Louis suburb has resigned, his lawyer said on Saturday, as activists set out on a 120-mile march to protest the killing and a grand jury’s decision not to indict him.

The resignation of Darren Wilson from the Ferguson, Missouri, police force comes nearly four months after he killed 18-year-old Michael Brown and days after the announcement that he would not face criminal charges.

Nov 29, 2014

Ferguson demonstrators to march 120 miles to Missouri state capital

FERGUSON, Missouri (Reuters) – Activists gathered in Ferguson, Missouri, on Saturday to begin a 120-mile march to the state capital Jefferson City to protest the killing of an unarmed black teen by a white police officer, a case that has rekindled a national debate over U.S. race relations.

About 100 people were expected to take part in the seven-day march organized by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), with more joining segments of the long walk, NAACP staff member Jamiah Adams told Reuters.

Nov 29, 2014

St. Louis-area mall closes on Black Friday as Ferguson protests spread

By Daniel Wallis and Edward McAllister

FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) – Demonstrators shut down a shopping mall near Ferguson, Missouri, at the start of the holiday shopping season on Friday as protests over the killing of an unarmed black teen by a white police officer turned against some retailers around the country.

After a mostly quiet Thanksgiving Day, protesters were out in force again on Friday to decry Monday’s decision by a grand jury not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb.