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The U.S. energy boom is blurring the traditional political battle lines across the country.Democrats are split between environmentalists and business and labor groups, with the proposed Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline a major ...
Pennsylvania officials plan no action despite new Ohio rules on drilling that affect a seismically active area near the state line.The new rules, issued by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources last week, require that new gas and oil ...
U.S. EPA just released two new reports on the waste generated by oil and gas exploration and production, including fracking
.NRDC has been concerned for a long time about this dangerous waste, which is exempt from federal hazardous waste ...
The White House has gotten a mixed response from industry and a mostly positive reaction from greens since unveiling the latest step in President Barack Obama's climate strategy: a plan for reducing emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas ...
Though opponents call House Bill 1297 a fishing expedition to find something wrong with oil and gas operations, how can there be any harm in review
ing medical literature to determine whether health
The legislation ...
Despite deaths, federal government does little to monitor oil industry safety By Lise Olson, Houston Chronicle Longview News-Journal
The last thing Felipe Saiz saw from behind his trademark mirrored sunglasses was the vast sun-bleached ...
Yesterday, Senators Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) and Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) introduced Senate Bill 1132 to the California Legislature, which calls for a moratorium on fracking
and other types of unconventional well stimulation (like ...
Yesterday, as a key state permit hearing began in downtown Baltimore, MD, activists from every corner of the state and from across the Mid-Atlantic marched to the doorstep of the Public Service Commission to send one clear message to state ...
A new analysis of more than 200 studies of how much natural gas escapes into the atmosphere to drive global warming finds that more gas is leaking than the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had been estimating. But the new review
A coalition of property owners announced Jan. 31 that it will sue New York state over its delay in issuing a long-awaited environmental impact statement on hydraulic fracturing unless the state provides a reasonable timeline by Feb. 13 for ...
The European Commission has outlined its plans for climate and energy policy until 2030.
The Commissioners want a binding target to reduce carbon emissions by 40% from 1990 levels.
Renewables will need to provide 27% of EU ...
Norse Energy is a failure when it comes to its core business — drilling for gas and oil. Despite America’s huge drilling boom, the company is bankrupt. Unable to turn a profit as a driller, the company has taken to suing governments and officials ...
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo made clear on Monday what has become increasingly obvious to both supporters and opponents of fracking
: He is in no rush to make a decision.Almost 15 months after his administration began a study to evaluate the ...
If you oppose fracking
, then you are not a “serious environmentalist.”
So say U.C. Berkeley physics professor Richard Muller and his daughter Elizabeth Muller in a new opinion paper with a none-too-subtle title: "Why Every Serious ...
California drillers eager to use hydraulic fracturing to tap the nation’s largest oil shale formation will face comprehensive regulation for the first time next year under rules issued this week.The rules take effect on Jan. 1, though ...
Before our nation was aware of the hazards of fracking
and shale gas development, the drilling industry was working quietly behind the scenes with Vice President Dick Cheney and others to craft a series of loopholes and pass the Energy Policy Act ...
The Brown administration has released much-anticipated proposed rules for fracking
, a controversial technique for drilling for oil and natural gas reviled by environmentalists.
The process, formally known as hydraulic fracturing, ...
A pro-drilling landowners group says it will sue Gov. Andrew Cuomo, claiming he has arbitrarily delayed a decision on hydraulic fracturing for no “valid, rational or legally defensible reason.”
In a newsletter sent to its members ...
As First Nations continue to fight fracking
in New Brunswick, the neighboring provincial government of Newfoundland and Labrador has halted the controversial drilling technique.
The government is arguing that more research is needed to ...
A local council is seeking to ban fracking
in its area in what it claims is the first such move by a local authority in the UK against the controversial gas extraction procedure.Brent, in north London, said it was seeking to use “any ...
Risks to the public from shale-gas drilling are expected to be low as long as operations are well-regulated, a U.K. government-backed body said in a draft report.
England anticipates a low risk to public health
from direct ...
The risks to public health
from emissions caused by fracking
for shale oil and gas are low as long as operations are properly run and regulated, the British government's health
agency said on Thursday.
England (PHE) said in ...
During his Wednesday night interview with Jeremy Paxman on BBC Newsnight, comedian and actor Russell Brand said what no politician or pundit would ever dare say: that without dramatic, fundamental change, the prevailing political and economic ...
The Climate Casino: Risk, Uncertainty, and Economics for a Warming Worldby William D. NordhausYale University Press, 378 pp., $30.00
Forty years ago a brilliant young Yale economist named William Nordhaus published a ...
This town in the Finger Lakes region is not the kind of place where one would expect a grass-roots uprising. Even its promotional brochure makes it sound sleepy, listing the main attractions as “a few large dairy farms, some crop farms and ...