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The broad high prairie of eastern Wyoming and southern Montana was once the bottom of a shallow sea, a rich subtropical swampland for millions of years. Layers of plants began forming peat beds 60 million years ago, later to be buried and ...
In the fight over hydraulic fracturing in California, opponents of the drilling process frequently argue that restrictions are needed because of the potential for a massive oil boom in the state.
There could be rapid expansion, they ...
The government of Botswana has quietly allowed international companies to explore for natural gas in some of the country's most sensitive national parks using the controversial drilling method of hydraulic fracturing, according to a new ...
Massachusetts moves to impose 10-year moratorium
The state of Massachusetts in the US has high chances to become the country's second ever to ban the practice of fracking
, otherwise known as hydraulic fracturing.
For those ...
Hundreds of miles from the shale oil of southern Illinois, nearly 300 people jammed into a hearing room in Chicago this week in an attempt to turn the tide against horizontal hydraulic fracturing.
"This is where the majority of the ...
The 2013 election marked a victory for foes of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking
, in Colorado. Voters in three Front Range communities decided to put limits on the practice.
Next week, the north Denver suburb of Broomfield will launch a ...
The US is busy negotiating two sprawling new trade deals, with the European Union and 11 Pacific Rim nations, and progressives are up in arms. Ben Whitford asks: Just how bad are the deals?
The trade deals allow companies to undermine or ...
Gov. Jerry Brown has released draft regulations to govern fracking
in California that very closely follow the lines of a ">bill passed this year by the Legislature. The problem is that the bill itself, though better than nothing, is not strong ...
It turns out that it was a clean sweep for opponents of fracking
during last week`s elections in Colorado.
Voters in the city of Broomfield narrowly approved a five-year moratorium
on hydraulic fracturing. The initial vote tally ...
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 ...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and the Social Democrats (SPD) agreed to retain a moratorium
for gas and cut incentives for wind power in areas where it is abundant, if they form a new coalition ...
Colorado was ground zero in the hydraulic fracturing debate on Tuesday, as four local municipalities voted on moratorium
s or outright bans. In Boulder, 76 percent of voters favored extending a moratorium
already in place. In Fort Collins, 55 ...
Voters in three Colorado cities and one in Ohio on Tuesday passed ballot measures banning or temporarily halting fracking
within their borders.
But in the Denver suburb of Broomfield-a location viewed as an active prospect for ...
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 ...
Maybe it`s the polluted groundwater, river water, and air. Perhaps it`s the toxic stew that gushed over Colorado when it flooded. Or it could be the abject lies.Whatever the fracking
industry has done to earn the hostility of voters in at ...
Yesterday`s election brought huge results for anti-fracking voters in Fort Collins, Boulder and Lafayette where all measures were approved that will either ban or pause the practice of hydraulic fracturing. Initial results show Broomfield with a ...
Aversion to the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing was confirmed this afternoon as final election results showed voters in three cities along the Front Range -- including Boulder and Lafayette -- approving a halt to the energy ...
Three Colorado cities have rejected oil and gas production work that relies on so-called fracking
, unofficial election returns showed on Wednesday in a setback for an industry that won other battles this year in Democratic strongholds like ...
From Virginia to Colorado to Washington, voters on election day 2013 threw their weight behind politicians and policies that in one form or another limit the use of coal, oil, or natural gas.
Energy from fossil fuels isn't likely to ...
An anti-fracking group in Colorado has released a series of ads blasting claims made by the oil and gas industry in the state as four communities prepare to vote on bans or moratorium
s on drilling and fracking
in their regions.
The outcome of the Nov. 5 election on a proposed five-year moratorium
in Fort Collins is not likely to put the issue to rest.
If voters approve Issue 2A, the city could be sued by representatives of the oil and gas industry, ...
More natural gas is being fracked out of the Marcellus Shale formation in the Northeastern U.S. than is being produced by most foreign countries.
A report published Tuesday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration revealed that ...
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.
The cure to Kings County’s unemployment problem could be oil thousands of feet underground, according to a California State University, Fresno study released Friday.
The study forecast that major development of the multi-county Monterey ...