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One icy morning in February 2012, Hillary Clinton's plane touched down in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, which was just digging out from a fierce blizzard. Wrapped in a thick coat, the secretary of state descended the stairs to the snow-covered ...
Grassroots groups fighting hydraulic fracturing in Illinois have put aside their push for a moratorium
or a ban in recent months in favor of seeking stronger industry regulations.
"Basically, we're hedging our bets," said Annette ...
An occasionally raucous crowd of nearly 450 sent a message to Raleigh Monday: Ban Fracking
in North Carolina.
In rapid sequence, with no breaks, for four solid hours, 84 speakers appeared before the members of the NC Mining and Energy ...
As Governor Cuomo continues to mull over the current statewide moratorium
on hydraulic fracturing, some disturbing fracking
-related news has come out of Pennsylvania: fracking
has contaminated private drinking wells a previously undisclosed 243 ...
These are my prepared remarks for a speech I gave at the Boston stop of the People’s Climate March tour, “Building a Movement of Movements: Towards the People’s Climate March in NYC.”
Hi, everyone. My name is Sandra Steingraber, and I ...
Officials from the North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission were hearing from the public Friday night on proposed rules for the oil and gas drilling method known as fracking
The second of four public meetings on the issue began at 5 ...
Among the dozens of rivers that flow unfettered through the Canadian North, the Natla and the Keele may be the most picturesque and culturally important. They are especially significant to the Dene people of the Sahtu region, which straddles the ...
If you read the financial papers, you may be aware that the Gulf of Mexico is looking like a giant, underwater piggybank. New advances in seismic technology, and more powerful equipment developed for fracking
operations, have turned oil fields ...
A judge overturned Fort Collins` five-year moratorium
on hydraulic fracturing Thursday, making it the third big blow to efforts by grassroots groups and politicians working to ban fracking
in communities throughout the state.
A Larimer County district judge on Thursday struck down a voter-approved, 5-year moratorium
on hydraulic fracturing, and the storage of waste produced by the technique, within the borders of Fort Collins.
Larimer County District Judge ...
California is in the middle of an epic water shortage, with nearly 80 percent of the state experiencing “extreme or exceptional” drought conditions. Check out this animated map to get a sense of how extensively the drought has impacted the ...
Hydraulic fracturing should not proceed in Nova Scotia until a broader public discussion is held and more research is completed, says the head of an expert panel reviewing the industry's potential in the province.
David Wheeler, ...
The shuffling of lobby dollars that keeps fossil fuel-friendly policies on the books for the benefit of huge corporations and their legislative pals isn`t specific to the U.S.
A new report from Friends of the Earth Europe aims to expose ...
A failed compromise on local fracking
bans in Colorado this week makes the oil-and-gas-rich state the latest flashpoint in a nationwide fight over the controversial drilling process.
Environmental concerns have driven activists to pursue ...
Less than two weeks ago, local communities triumphed over the fracking
industry in a precedent-setting case decided by the New York Court of Appeals. The court ruled that the towns of Dryden and Middlefield can use local zoning laws to ban heavy ...
When it comes to fighting pollution, global warming and our climate crisis, California Gov. Jerry Brown is big on talk and weak on action. Gov. Brown frequently warns us that climate change is a major threat we must solve, citing the ongoing ...
New York’s top court handed a victory to opponents of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas Monday by affirming the right of municipalities to ban the practice within their borders.
The state Court of Appeals upheld a midlevel appeals ...
The state's highest court is weighing in on the controversial process of natural gas drilling known as hydro-fracking, saying that local municipalities can decide to ban it.
But Governor Andrew Cuomo has yet to even make a decision about ...
A Los Angeles city councilman is thinking big and long range when it comes to cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
Paul Koretz said the city should target a cut of 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050, according to the Los Angeles ...
Huge news this morning for shale-gas drilling skeptics: the highest court in New York state ruled that towns have the authority to ban oil and gas companies from operating within city limits.
Deborah Goldberg, the lawyer who argued on ...
Loveland voters voted against a measure that would have imposed a two-year moratorium
on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking
, within the town’s borders about an hour north of Denver.
The tally was 9,942 in favor, and 10,844 against the ...
Loveland voters rejected a proposed two-year moratorium
on hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking
, Tuesday, according to unofficial election results.
In a press release, the City of Loveland said the measure to impose a two-year ...
New York`s general assembly passed a moratorium
Monday with a sensible question in mind--why rush?
"We have heard from thousands of residents across the state about many issues associated with hydrofracking, and prudent ...
North Carolina could soon be deluged with cheap and abundant natural gas from the Marcellus Shale through a major pipeline expansion that could dampen urgency to incubate a home-grown fracking
Proposals to build a new ...
Analysts say energy disputes between the Ukraine and Russia could lead to a “fracking to the rescue” mentality in Europe, and based on a recent announcement from Germany, they could be right. For two years Germany has had a moratorium