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Panel seeks more disclosure on ‘fracking’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Natural gas drillers should reveal all chemicals they use in the drilling technique called “fracking” used to tap deep shale reserves, a government panel said on Thursday, even though the risk of water pollution from the technique is “remote.” The U.S. Energy Department’s natural gas advisory subcommittee…

FDA expected to ban all alcoholic energy drinks

The Food and Drug Administration is expected to find that caffeine is an unsafe food additive to alcoholic drinks, essentially banning them, and manufacturers will then be warned that marketing caffeinated alcoholic beverages could be illegal. The FDA ruling, which could come as soon as this week, “should be the…