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Pop the champagne corks in Washington! It’s party time for Big Energy. In the wake of the midterm elections, Republican energy hawks are ascendant, having taken the Senate and House by storm. They are preparing to put pressure on a president ...
Environmental activists, backed by a billionaire philanthropist, have launched an unprecedented campaign to push voters to elect leaders this November who are willing to confront global warming.
The project, called NextGen Climate Action ...
Dirk DeTurck had a years-old rash that wouldn't go away, his wife's hair came out in chunks, and anytime they lingered outside their house for more than an hour, splitting headaches set in.
They were certain the cause was simply ...
A coalition of four organizations gathered at Fountain Square last weekend to call for a ban on fracking
and to ask Ohio's governor to be a major part of making that happen.
The event in downtown Cincinnati was one of more than 200 that ...
For President Obama, fracking
is a key weapon against global warming. Abundant natural gas, he said in his State
of the Union address this year, is a "bridge fuel" to ubiquitous renewable energy - the key to securing economic growth "with less of ...
What last month's march did, better than any other event in history, was demonstrate the unity of activists demanding genuine emissions cuts and government funding of an alternative way of arranging society. They offered a transformative view of ...
Anti-fracking activists protesting a natural-gas conference in Philadelphia last fall were being monitored by a private security company that sent a photo of a demonstrator to the Pennsylvania State
Police, according to an email obtained by ...
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, ...
Less than two weeks have passed and yet it isn’t too early to say it: the People’s Climate March changed the social map—many maps, in fact, since hundreds of smaller marches took place in 162 countries. That march in New York City, spectacular as ...
Victoria Trinko says she hasn’t opened the windows to her home in Bloomer, Wisconsin, in more than two years. That’s around the time a mining company began churning up silica sand a half-mile from her family farm, filling the air with tiny ...
With the boom in shale gas opened up by fracking
, there’s been a lot more talk about natural gas as a “bridge fuel,” an energy source that could wean us off coal and smooth a transition to renewable energy. President Obama brought up this “bridge ...
Tens of thousands of environmental activists are flooding New York City's streets this weekend in a coming-out party for a new breed of environmentalism -- one that's louder and rowdier than the old-school greens who dominated the movement when ...
Research has shown that advances in hydraulic fracturing put trillions of dollars' worth of previously unreachable oil and natural gas within grasp. Environmental Costs and Benefits of Fracking
Assessed in New Study
The environmental ...
The anti-fracking movement has received a considerable boost after a proposed development in the South Downs National Park was unanimously blocked by the planning authorities in the face of growing public scrutiny of the controversial practice of ...
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 ...
Hillary Clinton called out climate change “deniers” at a clean energy conference in Las Vegas Thursday evening, but revealed little new about what her own energy policy
platform might look like if she decides to run for ...
In little-noticed news arising out of a recent Gulf of Mexico offshore oil and gas lease held by the U.S. Department of Interior`s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, the floodgates have opened for Gulf offshore hydraulic fracturing ...
On the second day of his vacation, surrounded by science fiction and comic book fans at Comic Con, Alan Salazar looked around the San Diego Convention Center for a quiet place so he could take a phone call from his boss.
It was July 25, ...
At the end of 2012, at a time when many state
s were replacing their aging coal plants, Arkansas switched on a new $1.8-billion coal plant, one of two the state
has fired up in the past five years.
saw emissions from its power ...
A coalition of New Jersey groups is calling on the Legislature to protect the state
against toxic fracking
waste. The Legislature already did. Gov. Christie vetoed it.
"Governor Christie by vetoing the frack waste ban has just vetoed ...
A poll taken by Public Policy
Polling revealed this week that 65 percent of California residents oppose dumping fracking
waste in the ocean. The actions of fracking
companies in both the U.S. and England, the eagerness of many government bodies ...
The first day of hearings in Pittsburgh on proposed federal carbon controls for coal-burning power plants spawned a march by thousands of coal miners and a rally by hundreds of environmentalists and succeeded in demonstrating that a major change ...
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) publicly released its report today finding that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is "not consistently conducting two key oversight and enforcement activities for class II programs" for ...
Drought has moved to the top of the list in the latest survey of Californians` environmental worries.
In a state
wide poll conducted during the second week of July, more than a third of respondents (35 percent) cited water supply and ...
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 ...