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The Obama administration rolled out fracking
rules today that will regulate about 100,000 oil and gas wells on public and tribal lands. The rules come after a long process, initiated in Obama’s first term, to regulate the now-booming industry, ...
Earlier this week, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell said that the new regulations for fracking
on federal lands from the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) would be released “within the next few days,” following a ...
The story of the rise and fall of Edward Doheny, the first oil baron of Southern California, would seem the archetype of a LA noir tale: A man rises from rags to riches and presents a veneer of respectability to the outside world, but behind ...
Without hesitation, Kirkwood resident Marchie Diffendorf can recall the exact date of the phone call: Dec. 7, 2007.
It was a landman with a natural-gas company: Would he be interested in leasing the natural-gas rights to his 60-acre ...
Fascism is alive and well in Canada. What else would you expect from a government that sanctions the seal slaughter? Canada likes to think of itself as "good", but it is just as "good" as the US. Both nations place money above all else because ...
companies will be allowed to drill horizontally under national parks and other protected areas if the wells start just outside their boundaries, after the government rowed back on its earlier acceptance of new environmental ...
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 ...
The grinding, whining, constant hum of industrial activity - but not from a factory. The clamor was coming from the 109-foot oil well West Bay Exploration was drilling outside her back door.
In a residential ...
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 ...
North Dakota's oil industry is pushing to change the state's radioactive waste disposal laws as part of a broad effort to conserve cash as oil prices tumble.
The waste, which becomes slightly radioactive as part of the hydraulic ...
Planning decisions on the UK’s full scale fracking
have been deferred for eight weeks by Lancashire county council (LCC), which was due to decide this week on two proposals from shale gas explorer Cuadrilla.
But after council planning ...
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 ...
should not go ahead at two sites in Lancashire, a key report said.
The Lancashire County Council report follows an application by energy firm Cuadrilla to explore Little Plumpton and Roseacre Wood for shale gas.
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 ...
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. ...
We don’t know nearly enough about the fracking
that’s already going on in the U.S. - that’s the point of two lawsuits filed this past week by environmental advocates against the federal government.
In the first suit, an environmental ...
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell criticized local and state bans on hydraulic fracturing, saying they create confusion for the oil and natural gas industries.
Jewell, who oversees the federal government’s various public land agencies, ...
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 ...
Gov. Andrew Cuomo surprised supporters and critics alike in October, when he casually mentioned during a debate that the state's long-awaited report on the health
impacts of hydraulic fracturing is "due at the end of the year."
With just ...
The little guys aren’t taking this one lying down. In November, voters in Denton, Texas—fed up with oil and gas drilling companies unwilling to work with citizens to put some reasonable protections in place and with state and local regulators for ...
With a record number of fracking
issues on local ballots in California, Texas and Ohio, the outcome was decidedly mixed. Of the eight measures--three in California, four in Ohio and one in Texas--four passed and four failed.
The biggest ...
Dirk DeTurck had a years-old rash that wouldn't go away, his wife's hair came out in chunks, and anytime they lingered outside their house for more than an hour, splitting headaches set in.
They were certain the cause was simply ...
California can officially add one more disaster to its rapidly growing list of water woes: The EPA just found that at least nine fracking
sites throughout the state have been dumping billions of gallons of contaminated wastewater into its ...