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Quote of the day:

West Virginia is rich in oil and gas, but poor in its number of oil and gas regulators. There are 50,000 active oil and gas wells in West Virginia but only 16 state inspectors. — from Wetzl county residents face drilling concerns

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Africa: Ghana: WACAM launches report on determination of heavy metals in water bodies (GNA)

Asia: India: India increases royalty charged on iron ore, copper, bauxite (Bloomberg)

Asia: India: India plans ‘simpler’ mining law to boost investment (Bloomberg)

North America

Oil & gas:

NY: Allegany State Park needs legal protection (OP-ED in Buffalo News)

WV: Wetzl county residents face drilling concerns (WV Public Radio)

Tar sands:

Pipeline: Exxon boosts pipeline to oil sands by 50% (Canada.com/Bloomberg)

Pipeline: Northern Gateway: Environmental groups demand public inquiry into Enbridge pipeline (Tyee “the Hook”)

Labor:  Oilsands camps brimming despite cuts (Calgary Herald)

Saskatchewan: Will Saskatchewan Oil Sand be a Carbon Copy of Albert’s Mistakes? (albertatalks.ca)