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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 ...
The government has been forced to change
plans on where fracking
can occur across the UK after conceding to Labour’s calls to close 13 environmental loopholes in the industry’s regulation.
Energy secretary Ed Davey accepted amendments to ...
A group of MPs failed to block plans for shale gas fracking
in Britain, but the government agreed to tougher regulation and a ban on fracking
in national parks.
Some 200 protesters including the designer Vivienne Westwood rallied outside ...
is the process of extracting gas
and oil from shale rock by drilling into the earth.
"We cannot allow Britain's national parks and areas of outstanding natural
beauty to be developed into oil and gas
fields ... Parliament should ...
New York state’s fracking
fight has moved offshore. And now the key players include not just New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) but also New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R).
New York’s famously dedicated anti-fracking activists, who last year ...
As we enter 2015, the state of the climate
movement is strong. Over the last year, we have grown in leaps and bounds. Together, we turned out over 400,000 people into the streets of New York City during last September’s People’s Climate
March. It ...
What should U.S. climate
activists be focusing on this coming year? We asked more than a dozen smart folks to give us up to three answers to that question (and some gave us even more).
One big common theme: The need to broaden and ...
No matter what desperate steps the Chinese government takes--banning coal burning plants within the city limits, shuttering more than 300 factories, wiping out old vehicles and boilers, forcing heavy trucking to go nocturnal--this ...
The Obama administration's approach to regulating methane could signal a tougher approach to the growing domestic oil and gas
industry as President Obama tries to build his environmental legacy.Administration officials came down mostly on ...
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. ...
Two hazardous chemicals never before known as oil and gas
industry pollutants -- ammonium and iodide -- are being released into Pennsylvania and West Virginia waterways from the booming energy operations of the Marcellus shale, a new study ...
The announcement this morning by President Obama of a revised target for US methane emissions is not just another gimmick to shackle the American oil and gas
industry. Nor is it new.
Back in 1971, the world’s scientists thought that ...
Carbon emissions and their role in driving climate change
have been in the headlines for years. But recently another greenhouse gas
has made headlines: methane. As research has shown, when it comes to fueling climate change
, methane is up to 20 ...
President Obama is tackling climate change
again. The White House announced its latest move on Wednesday, directing the nation’s oil and gas
industry to cut methane emissions as much as 45 percent by 2025.
The executive action is an ...
Around the world, carbon-based fuels are under attack. Increasingly grim economic pressures, growing popular resistance, and the efforts of government regulators have all shocked the energy industry. Oil prices are falling, colleges and ...
The methane that leaks from 40,000 gas
wells near the desert trading post of Cuba, New Mexico, may be colourless and odourless, but it’s not invisible. It can be seen from space.
Satellites that sweep over the north of the energy-rich ...
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 ...
New York is set to become the second state in the nation to ban fracking
.Hundreds of studies have linked the controversial oil and gas
extraction process – and the chemicals leaked from fracking
sites – to air and water contamination, as ...
has been banned in New York State since 2008. Then-Governor David Paterson imposed a moratorium on the controversial technique-- which fractures shale rock using high pressure, specially treated water to release gas
When Republicans take control of Congress next month, top on their agenda will be undoing environmental regulations they claim will harm the economy, chief among them President Barack Obama's plans to limit heat-trapping carbon pollution from ...
has been sold to us as the environmentally friendly fossil fuel compared to gas
or coal since it doesn’t release carbon emissions. We’ve learned that’s not true, since drilling for natural gas
can release methane, a far more potential ...
Serge Fortier has been trying for years to raise awareness about leaking wells along the St. Lawrence River. Nothing has been quite as effective as setting them on fire."The reaction came very rapidly," says Fortier, an environmental ...
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) is nothing like any pop culture stereotype of a politician. He’s not a boyishly charming airhead like George W. Bush or The Simpsons’ Mayor Quimby, or a blunt, lovable grandpa like Joe Biden or The West Wing’s ...
As negotiators gather in Peru for a critical round of climate
talks, U.S. delegates are straining to explain what they call a "counterintuitive' reality: For next year's global climate
agreement to be effective, commitments made under it must not ...
Hillary Clinton, widely assumed to be planning another presidential run in 2016, spoke at a League on Conservation Voters (LCV) fundraiser in New York yesterday evening, displaying her usual cautious positioning and avoidance of anything that ...