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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 ...
MOUNTAIN LAUREL, tufted with pink blooms each spring, and leathery emerald rhododendron line the Tucquan Glen, a steep hollow in southern Lancaster County, Pa. The Tucquan Creek, home to towering tulip poplar and oak trees and the occasional red ...
When the New York State
Court of Appeals ruled last week that municipalities have the right to use their zoning codes to ban fracking
, my reaction was one of intense relief and celebration. But I immediately became concerned that the pro-fracking ...
Earlier this week, the Heartland Institute convened its Ninth International Climate Change Conference in Las Vegas. A nonprofit, free-market think tank in Chicago with a $6 million annual budget, Heartland has been hosting conferences since 2008 ...
In the heavily fracked Keystone State
, the economic interests of frackers trump the health concerns of residents.
That much is abundantly clear in the wake of an extraordinary story by State
Impact Pennsylvania, which interviewed two ...
After a decade in which coal has been grabbing an ever-larger share of the world’s energy supply, could coal’s boom be about to turn to bust? Both the United State
s and China are planning to curb coal, and analysts say the repercussions for the ...
History is often made by strong personalities wielding bold new political, economic or religious doctrines. Yet any serious effort to understand how and why societies change requires examination not just of leaders and ideas, but also of ...
Texas' oil and gas regulator has instituted a blanket policy
barring staff from doing media interviews, raising questions about transparency just as the state
grapples with the intricacies of one of the largest energy booms in ...
President Obama is trying to lay the groundwork for a new international climate change agreement. Meanwhile, his counterpart Down Under, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, is trying to pull the rug out from under him.
One widely ...
OVER THE past decade, a U.S. energy boom has cut oil and natural gas imports, revitalized manufacturing and enriched rural communities. But will the massive increase in oil and natural gas production mar the environment?
We believe that ...
The Obama administration has proposed new rules intended to limit carbon emissions from electrical power plants. The rules are objectionable to virtually all Republicans as they extend federal environmental regulation, at least ...
WITH a metallic gasp, the chute opens its metal jaws and deposits precisely 230,000 pounds of coal into the railway car. The pour is carefully calibrated to create an aerodynamically efficient heap; sealant is sprayed evenly across the coal’s ...
The new rules announced Monday to limit carbon emissions from U.S. power plants represent President Barack Obama's boldest effort yet to counter climate change, guidelines that supporters and critics alike cast as a turning point in U.S. ...
For incoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi, securing India's energy needs over the next decade ranks among his greatest challenges and one that will likely see him both compete and cooperate with China, the United State
s and Russia.
California was supposed to be heading toward a new gold rush. Although, this time it was for black gold. The Monterey Shale underneath the state
was estimated to hold about 13.7 billion barrels of recoverable oil making it the country's largest ...
The fossil fuel industry is waging a war on the planet's ecosystem and her people. It's not only unnecessary and obscene, but should be considered a crime. (Image: public domain)Who could forget? At the time, in the fall of 2002, there was such a ...
For Lou Hancherick, who lives in the countryside amid picturesque hillside vistas and gas wells 30 miles north of Pittsburgh, the dangers of fracking
came clear when the water didn’t.Eighty miles to the south, Pam Judy turned against ...
Senator Dianne Feinstein is sponsoring a emergency drought relief bill, S 2918, that will enable more Delta water to be exported to corporate agribusiness interests on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley during the current drought.In ...