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27/1/2015
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 ...   
27/1/2015
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 ...   
26/1/2015
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 ...   
26/1/2015
Fracking 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 ...   
21/1/2015
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 ...   
20/1/2015
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 ...   
18/1/2015
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 ...   
16/1/2015
Again. 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 ...   
16/1/2015
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 ...   
14/1/2015
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. ...   
14/1/2015
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 ...   
14/1/2015
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 ...   
14/1/2015
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 ...   
14/1/2015
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 ...   
9/1/2015
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 ...   
4/1/2015
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 ...   
1/1/2015
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 ...   
20/12/2014
Behind New York's fracking ban | Photo, US News and World Report
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 ...   
17/12/2014
Fracking Banned in New York | Photo, Scientific American
Fracking 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 trapped ...   
12/12/2014
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 ...   
10/12/2014
Natural gas 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 ...   
8/12/2014
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 ...   
8/12/2014
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 ...   
3/12/2014
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 ...   
2/12/2014
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 ...   

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