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Today a coalition led by Americans Against Fracking
, 350.org, Democracy for America and Food & Water Watch, among others marched at the Spring Policy Conference of the Democratic Governors Association (DGA) calling for a ban on fracking
Critics of silica sand mining had hoped the Minnesota Legislature would adopt aggressive statewide rules to protect people and the environment. What finally emerged from the just-completed session, however, was a compromise that still leaves key ...
The Obama administration on Thursday unveiled a new proposal for regulating hydraulic fracturing on federal lands, rolling back some measures from its original, abandoned draft as it sought to ease concerns the rules would be too burdensome for ...
Oil and gas industry representatives offered qualified support for a U.S. proposal to govern hydraulic fracturing on public lands that establishes federal oversight while deferring to state standards in some cases.In the proposal released ...
A domestic natural gas boom already has lowered U.S. energy prices while stoking fears of environmental disaster. Now U.S. producers are poised to ship vast quantities of gas overseas as energy companies seek permits for proposed export projects ...
Government watchdog Common Cause and 11 environmental groups raised more questions about the role of gas industry-associated consultants in the state’s environmental impact study of shale gas drilling and fracking
of Department ...
Cuadrilla, the only shale fracking
company operating in the UK, has been slapped down by the advertising watchdog for claiming that it uses "proven, safe technologies".
The censure by the Advertising Standards Authority will force a ...
B.C. New Democratic Party leader Adrian Dix's criticism Monday of Kinder Morgan's proposed $5.4-billion oil pipeline marks the latest twist in an election campaign that, for the first time in B.C.'s modern history, has the oil-and-gas industry ...
Earlier this month, when a burst pipe spilled thousands of gallons of heavy oil into an Arkansas suburb, the message from the White House went something like: "Everybody chill, the EPA has it under control." But reporters on the scene found the ...
In the wake of a landmark legal victory against fracking
on public lands last week, the Center for Biological Diversity and the Sierra Club filed a new lawsuit today challenging the Obama Administration’s auction of an additional 17,000 acres in ...
Today, the Sierra Club and a list of environmental coalition partners have filed a petition with the Department of Energy (DOE) to revise the nearly 30-year-old policy guidelines for approving natural gas exports. The petition urges the DOE to ...
It’s an existential question in France: When is fracking
?The country is pushing ahead with plans to harness geothermal energy from smoldering rock deep in the earth’s crust using drilling methods the oil industry says are ...
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 ...
If the public are bound to yield obedience to laws to which they cannot give their approbation, they are slaves to those who make such laws and enforce them. --Candidus in the Boston Gazette, 1772
Colorado Springs is Colorado`s second ...
Three California assembly members have introduced bills to halt hydraulic fracturing in the state and mandate review
of the threats the practice poses to the environment and public health
uses huge volumes of water mixed with sand and ...
Sandra Steingraber PhD., biologist, author and Trumansburg, NY resident, was arrested alongside residents of Seneca Lake and local college students to oppose Kansas City, MO based Inergy, natural gas and liquid petroleum gas storage facility, ...
Dean Skelos, a Long Island Republican and co-leader of the New York Senate, said he will block a vote on a bill to extend a ban on fracking
“It’s unnecessary,” Skelos said today in an interview in Albany. “The governor has a process ...
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 ...
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 ...
Assembly Democrats are expected Wednesday to pass a two-year hydrofracking moratorium, the second time in two years that the chamber has sought to block the controversial drilling practice.
A hydrofracking moratorium has not moved ...
I went to a meeting earlier this winter in the Colorado Governor`s Office. I’m not a regular.
The Governor, John Hickenlooper, Hick to his friends, had called the meeting with Boulder County Commissioners to discuss the county’s draft ...
While opponents of fracking
are pleased at a report that Gov. Andrew Cuomo will wait for a Pennsylvania health
study before deciding whether to allow drilling, landowners are preparing to sue New York over lost gas-leasing opportunities and an ...
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 ...
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 ...