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The strategic environmental assessment (SEA) of shale gas development has to be completed in two years – before exploration for the energy source begins in earnest, assessment leader Professor Bob Scholes said this week.
The government`s ...
New York issued its long-awaited environmental assessment of fracking
Wednesday detailing a wide range of health
and climate concerns that underpinned Governor Andrew Cuomo's decision last December to impose a statewide ban on the ...
The so-called Denton fracking
bill is headed to Gov. Greg Abbott's desk.
The Senate on Monday approved House Bill 40, which would pre-empt local efforts to regulate a wide variety of oil and gas activities and has stirred concerns in ...
In honor of Earth Day this Wednesday, President Obama’s weekly Saturday morning address to the nation was titled “Climate Change Can No Longer Be Ignored.”He opened with an oblique dig at Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe, head of the Senate ...
A recent study of satellite data showing a hotspot of potent heat-trapping methane pollution over the Four Corners region makes it clear that we`re digging an ever-deeper global warming hole by fracking
every last corner of the ...
La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt worries that studies about the impact hydraulic fracturing has on water do not delve deep enough into the issue.
A study released Tuesday by the U.S. Geological Survey found a lack of data ...
The US Geological Survey has called for more transparency and cooperation among “interested stakeholders” in order to monitor and mitigate the effects
, a process widely blamed for the recent explosion of earthquakes in states like ...
Thousands of antifracking activists took to Oakland's streets Saturday to call for Gov. Jerry Brown to change his stance and ban the controversial practice, which uses large amounts of a pressurized water mixture to crack subterranean rocks and ...
On his way out of office last November, former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley opened the door to allowing fracking
in that state, albeit under heavy regulation. That raised concerns that incoming pro-fracking Republican Governor Larry Hogan ...
California Gov. Jerry Brown has done more to fight climate change than perhaps any other elected official in the United States. So what accounts for the environmentalists heckling him during speeches and planning to confront him Saturday at an ...
A bill aimed at creating an advisory panel to monitor potential public health effects
of Marcellus Shale drilling has been reintroduced in the state Senate.Senate President Pro Tem Joe Scarnati (R- Jefferson) first proposed the measure in ...
has barely been out of the news this week and every day brings further dissent to the controversial technique of breaking up shale rock from under our feet to release gas at high pressure with a cocktail of chemicals.
Most people consider fracking
a climate change issue. They are able to make the connection between a potent greenhouse gas like methane and its impact on warming the planet. But methane emission leaks at well sites are only one of the many ...
Two communities in California are being exposed to at least 15 different kinds of pollutants from oil and gas development, according to a new report. And experts don`t yet know how the pollution is affecting residents` health
A new report from environmental group Friends of the Earth argues that the fracking
industry’s claims about job creation are “overstated” and calls for investment to support renewables instead.The report, which is supported by PCS Union ...
Just before Christmas, New York became the first US state with major shale gas reserves to ban fracking
reasons. The industry was shocked, campaigners cheered and governments like Britain, desperate to exploit their own reserves, ...
Robert Sanderson, a strapping dairy farmer, is standing in his muddy yard. He is in tears. Sanderson’s family and his Lancashire farm have, thanks to geological chance, ended up on the frontline of fracking
in the UK.
“I’ve never wanted ...
Changes in drinking water quality in the 21st Century are coming from a myriad of circumstances, and not all are for the best. Top contenders for why water-drinking quality might become suspect to the average consumer include California's drought ...
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — As New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration finalizes a ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing, New Yorkers will watch their southern neighbor continue its experiment with shale gas.New York has been under a ...
The Obama Administration today announced a new goal to cut methane emissions from the oil and gas sector by 40 to 45 percent from 2012 levels by 2025, and a set of actions to put the United States on a path to achieve this goal.
The U.S. ...
Emboldened by mounting scientific evidence and shifting poll data, Gov. Andrew Cuomo veered sharply away from America’s conventional wisdom about the wonders of high-volume hydraulic fracturing of shale formations when he banned the practice in ...
As of early next year, New York State will be permanently off-limits to hydraulic fracturing, or fracking
, for oil and gas.The decision follows the release Wednesday of a long-awaited Department of Health
report that details adverse ...
Fantastic news came from the state of New York this week when the Cuomo administration announced its decision to ban fracking
in the state. This exciting decision is a tribute to everyone who has worked so hard in New York to protect the state ...
In a victory for environmental, health
and community activists, fracking
has been banned in New York state. That was the conclusion reached at a public, livestreamed meeting of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s cabinet in Albany today. Commissioner of the ...
Handing environmentalists a breakthrough victory, New York plans to prohibit fracking
for natural gas because of what regulators say are its unexplored health
risks and dubious economic benefits.
New York, which overlies part of the ...