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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
A week after the California Senate rejected a moratorium
in the state, a watchdog group said those who opposed the bill or abstained from voting on it received significantly more campaign money from the oil and gas industry than ...
Sir Paul McCartney joins the fight against shale gas exploration in the UK Sir Paul McCartney is no big fan of fracking
, and he is anything but shy when it comes to letting other people know how he feels about this method of exploiting natural ...
The state Senate on Wednesday failed to muster the votes needed to set a moratorium
on the oil drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking
, until a study determines that it does not pose a health risk for the ...
A California bill that would have banned fracking
while the state studied its risks was narrowly defeated in the state Senate on Thursday, despite polling that showed a majority of California voters favored the legislation.
SB 1132, ...
The push for fracking
in North Carolina is moving forward.Last week the state Senate signed off on legislation that would officially end North Carolina's moratorium
next summer.The Senate voted 35-12 Thursday for the ...
There's a huge political implication in the big difference between 13.7 billion barrels of oil and 600 million.Similarly, there's meaning in the gigantic difference between 15 trillion cubic feet of natural gas and 6.4 billion (the ...
"The costs to people, homes and the environment remain unacceptably high, but we now also know that the projected economic benefits are only a small fraction of what the oil industry has been touting."
In spite of the millions spent ...
Santa Cruz on Tuesday became the first California county to ban fracking
, the latest in a string of moves by local governments in the state to take a stand against the controversial oil and gas producing method.
Fracking, or hydraulic ...
For months South L.A. community members complained of foul odors coming from their neighbor: AllenCo Energy Inc., an urban oil drilling site. After more than 200 complaints and a four-month investigation by the Environmental Protection Agency, ...
Enemies of fracking
have a new argument: drought.
Fracking a single oil well in California last year took 87 percent of the water consumed in a year by a family of four, according to the Western States Petroleum Association, an industry ...
The Water Guardians, a new Santa Barbara-based anti-fracking group that started gathering real momentum in March, have become even more recognizable in recent weeks.
Wearing bright blue shirts, the diverse group of about 300 volunteers ...
One of Canada's premier scientific bodies has issued a critical report on the state of hydraulic fracturing in the nation, saying the industry has outpaced credible baseline data, scientific knowledge and necessary monitoring.