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A letter by Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt and signed by his counterparts in 12 other energy-producing states tells the EPA it should not allow threats of litigation by six Northeast states to provide a back-door entry for federal ...
State of the Union addresses are wearying rituals, in which stitched-together lists of never-gonna-happen goals are woven into idealistic catchphrases, analyzed as rhetoric by an unqualified panel of poetry-critic-for-a-night political reporters, ...
Those living in areas near natural gas operations, also known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking
, are concerned their illnesses may be a result of nearby drilling operations. Twenty-two percent of the participants in a small pilot study surmise ...
As the great research ship Chikyu left Shimizu in January to mine the explosive ice beneath the Philippine Sea, chances are good that not one of the scientists aboard realized they might be closing the door on Winston Churchill’s world. Their ...
Sandra Steingraber PhD, the acclaimed author and ecologist, is determined to stop natural gas companies from ever conducting hydraulic fracturing in her upstate New York community. She was raised in a family whose members did not close their eyes ...
Tara Lohan author of Water Matters: Why We Need to Act Now to Save Our Most Critical Resource interviews Richard Heinberg about ENERGY: Overdevelopment and the Delusion of Endless Growth.
If you want to understand how much energy costs, ...
New York State's review of high-volume hydraulic fracturing has taken more than four years-and it's not over yet.
Right now, all eyes are on the state's health
commissioner, Nirav Shah, who has said that he will tell Governor Andrew ...
What got me thinking about this topic was the article in the Camera a few days ago announcing the upcoming debate on fracking
between County Commissioner Elise Jones and Governor John Hickenlooper. To quote the Camera, "the goal of the 45-minute ...
Environmentalists and others here are reacting with concern to a surprise announcement on Monday of a major deal that would see U.S. natural gas exported to the United Kingdom, marking the first time that such sales have been ...
Environmental organizations are objecting to a misleading announcement coming from the oil and gas industry that says they have “made peace” with environmentalists by agreeing to voluntary fracking
According to the ...
A group of environmentalists and drilling companies has crafted a truce of sorts over the rapid spread of natural gas production in the Appalachian Basin. Four major drilling companies and several environmental groups have agreed on 15 voluntary ...
A judge ruled today in favor of journalists seeking access to information about a fracking
pollution court case.
Judge Debbie O’Dell-Seneca reversed an order by a Washington County court sealing the record in a case in which a ...
A Pennsylvania judge, handing a victory to local media and health
groups, ordered documents unsealed in a settlement between gas-drillers and homeowners who accused the companies of contaminating their water.
Common Pleas Court Judge ...
Reps. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) and Matt Cartwright (D-Pa.) introduced two bills on Thursday that would repeal exemptions for oil and gas companies under the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act. As a press release from the members noted, the bills were ...
The growing concern over hydraulic fracturing, the technology that has led to an oil and gas boom in many parts of the country, has caught the attention of California lawmakers as companies seek to expand production in the San Joaquin Valley oil ...
study cited by leading environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. as pivotal in helping persuade Gov. Andrew Cuomo to hold off on plans for limited gas drilling is likely years away from conclusions about whether the technology involved is ...
Peter "Pete" Seeger is a 93-year old U.S. folk legend who resides near Wappingers Falls in southern New York. He can be spotted occasionally on the traffic-heavy Route 9, flanked by world peace signs and armed with a banjo.
A coalition of health
and environmental groups gathered in Carmel, New York yesterday following the meeting of the Putnam County Board of Legislators to congratulate the legislators for voting to prohibit the sale, application and disposal of ...
New York’s Assembly approved a two- year ban on the natural-gas drilling method known as fracking
, after two previous attempts to block the practice failed and with the state Senate taking a different approach.
The state has been ...
Citizens from across the state converged on the Ohio Statehouse today to lobby for legislator support of proposed legislation that would protect Ohioans from the effects
of hydraulic fracturing or fracking
Organized as part of ...
The scene: a Manhattan art-house theater. The cause: a campaign against the gas drilling process known as fracking
that's being led by more than 100 celebrities, including Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, Robert Redford, Mark Ruffalo and Mario ...
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s recent decision to hit the reset button on fracking
proves that participatory democracy is alive and well in New York.
Last week, Cuomo’s State Health
Commissioner, Dr. Nirav Shah, announced that he needs more ...
Book review: Fracking
With Disaster by Walter M. Brasch, Greeley and Stone Publishers, LLC, Carmichael, CA; 2013; 274 pages, $14.95
As an anti-fracking activist, one of the most important things I`ve learned in ...
Ronnie Citron-Fink of upstate New York personally felt the effects
of Hurricane Irene, her cousins in Long Island lost a home to Superstorm Sandy and her Boston-based kids just experienced the latest "hundred-year event" to strike the Northeast ...
The departing chief of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Lisa P. Jackson, says she cringes whenever she is asked if President Barack Obama is truly serious about confronting climate change.
Of course he is, she tells them. "I ...