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Governor Andrew Cuomo frequently sounds the alarm about the “new normal” of extreme weather. He's talked about it in the aftermath of Hurricanes Sandy, Irene and Lee as he toured flooded villages and destroyed homes and roads, and during last ...
Germany's government plans to stop short of an outright ban on the controversial technique of fracking
for gas, bowing to pressure from industry, according to the latest draft of a law from the environment ministry seen by ...
Germany said on Monday it has no plans to lift a ban on fracking
, following a report in news magazine Der Spiegel that it was considering lowering the hurdles for shale gas extraction to allow test drilling.
At present, Germany only ...
As he weighs perhaps the most contentious decision of his administration, whether to allow drilling for natural gas upstate, Gov. Cuomo need look only a few miles south of New York’s border to see the fierce debate playing out in real ...
“The time is always right to do the right thing.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.
As I sat in the hearing room of the Boulder County Commissioner yesterday I witnessed citizen-led democracy in action.
In a unanimous vote, three Boulder ...
Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking
, once again hit the spotlight in Colorado on Thursday, with a report suggesting air-quality regulations are not keeping up with the industry’s rapid growth.
The report, by researchers at the University ...
The British government said on Saturday that it would establish a sovereign wealth fund with the proceeds from extracting natural gas from shale.The announcement, which may be seen as premature because no shale gas production is likely to ...
The small city of Denton, Tex., voted to ban hydraulic fracturing in Tuesday’s election after a hard-fought battle between environmentalists and local oil companies in the heart of natural gas country.But nationwide, local initiatives to ...
This was the year of the fracking
ban, at least in local elections: Eight municipal and county-wide bans went to voters in Ohio, Texas, and California on Nov. 4. Considering the money poured in by the opposition, they did pretty darn well: Four ...
Oil and gas wells across the country are spewing “dangerous" cancer-causing chemicals into the air, according to a new study that further corroborates reports of health problems around hydraulic fracturing sites.
“This is a significant ...
Meet Energy East: It will be 2,858-miles long, putting it right up there with some of the longest pipelines in the world. It would pump about a third more crude than Keystone XL was intended to. It`ll be bigger than the Druzhba pipeline, which ...
On Monday morning, Capital New York published an eye-popping report that suggests a federal fracking
study commissioned by the Cuomo administration was edited, and later delayed, by the same administration when it became clear that study was ...
A federal study by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), commissioned by New York state to assess the impact of fracking
on well water, was edited and delayed by state officials when they found some of its conclusions apparently not to their liking, ...
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, ...