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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 ...
The oil production technique known as fracking
is more widespread and frequently used in the offshore platforms and man-made islands near some of California`s most populous and famous coastal communities than state officials believed.
An interstate agency that oversees water quality for some 15 million people in Delaware and three other river-basin states is renewing its call for the restoration of federal funding that would enable it to plan for climate change, sea-level rise ...
Robert and Julie Davidson fell hard for the gleaming new house at the Valencia Golf and Country Club in Naples, Florida. They loved the way the palm-fringed, Spanish-style home backed up to the fifth-hole fairway. And they were taken with the ...
Environmental groups are howling, but energy companies are mostly staying mum about the government shutdown and the trench warfare that has paralyzed Washington.Green groups have worked overtime to draw attention to the national park closures ...
Oil and gas companies are being told for the first time to give county officials and local fire departments information about the toxic chemicals drillers use to fracture shale.Ohio officials sent a memo this month notifying companies ...
More than 100 protesters against fracking
company Cuadrilla’s exploratory drilling programme in Balcombe must vacate the area by nine o’clock on Tuesday morning after being served with an eviction order this afternoon.
The six-week ...
Large segments of the environmental movement declared a win on Jan. 18, 2012, the dawn of an election year in which partisan fervor reigned supreme.
On that day President Barack Obama kicked the can down the road for permitting ...
The environmental risks of fracking
, or fracturing underground rock formations to reach oil reserves, are too great and should be banned, two Los Angeles City Council members said Wednesday.Oil companies in recent years have used fracking
On a cloudy day in July hundreds of people gathered in downtown Warren.
Dividing them was a road. On one side was a large group of outspoken people who had traveled from nearby places in the Mahoning Valley and others from across Ohio. ...
Air pollution from thousands of natural gas wells that are “fracked” every year will be reduced under regulations that the Environmental Protection Agency issued on Wednesday.It’s the first time the EPA has required air pollution controls ...
As President Obama visits upstate New York and northeastern Pennsylvania this week to discuss his education agenda, a separate issue looms large in the background: fracking
, a practice that has transformed Pennsylvania's economy and divided New ...
Several years ago, Utah public health
officials realized they had a big problem on their hands--one with national implications as other states were racing to increase oil and gas drilling. Smog levels in the state’s rural Uintah basin were ...
Crude oil shipped by railroad from North Dakota is drawing fresh scrutiny from regulators concerned that the cargo is adding environmental and safety hazards, something that analysts say could raise costs.
The U.S. Federal Railroad ...
New rules governing oil and gas extraction in Colorado may increase the review
period for permits and add to a backlog of well applications as energy exploration proceeds at a pace to eclipse last year’s record.The new regulations by the ...
TransCanada Corp., (TRP) facing opposition to its Keystone XL pipeline in the midwestern U.S., is encountering challenges at home from environmental groups and provincial lawmakers over a proposed C$12 billion ($11.6 billion) line to ship oil to ...