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Fantastic news came from the state
of New York this week when the Cuomo administration announced its decision to ban fracking
in the state
. This exciting decision is a tribute to everyone who has worked so hard in New York to protect the state
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 ...
After years of gauging the environmental, medical, economic and political risks of hydraulic fracturing, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is moving to ban this method of extracting natural gas from shale deposits in New York State
[Update, 9:30 ...
In a victory for environmental, health and community activists, fracking
has been banned in New York state
. That was the conclusion reached at a public, livestreamed meeting of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s cabinet in Albany today. Commissioner of the ...
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 Rodham Clinton’s environmental problem was on full display in back-to-back events here Monday evening.
First, Clinton appeared at a private fundraiser for Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), an embattled incumbent who favors construction ...
Multinational oil and gas companies are engaged in a quiet but broad attempt to prepare the groundwork for a significant global expansion of shale gas development, according to a study released Monday.
Thus far, the hydraulic fracturing ...
Vlasa Mircia, the mayor of this destitute village in eastern Romania, thought he had struck it rich when the American energy giant Chevron showed up here last year and leased a plot of land he owned for exploratory shale gas drilling.But ...
The Texas State
Board of Education approved nearly 100 new social studies textbooks on Friday, none of which include climate denial.
A five-year battle over the teaching of climate change in Texas classrooms may come to an end Friday ...
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 ...