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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 ...
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 ...