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The Big Bend of Texas, so named for the way the region hugs a massive bend in the Rio Grande, is renown for its desert landscapes, open spaces and tranquility. But parts of it lie within the oil-rich Permian Basin, the nation’s highest producing ...
Whether or not you think that`s alright depends on your perspective. According to Patrick Creighton, those numbers are pretty good -- so many oil and natural gas
wells have been drilled in Pennsylvania in the past seven years that 209 problem ...
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
Environmental concerns have driven activists to pursue ...
Two dozen protestors were arrested Monday morning in Washington D.C. in a demonstration against proposed liquefied natural gas
(LNG) export terminals in the U.S., according to environmental groups reporting from the scene. Maryland’s ...
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 ...
Deputy Sheriff Hector Zertuche parked his pickup across the road from a gas
and oil waste dump and watched through binoculars as a container truck unloaded a mountain of black sludge.
Zertuche, the environmental crimes officer for Jim ...
New York’s top court
handed a victory to opponents of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas
Monday by affirming the right of municipalities to ban the practice within their borders.
The state Court
of Appeals upheld a midlevel appeals ...
The state's highest court
is weighing in on the controversial process of natural gas drilling
known as hydro-fracking, saying that local municipalities can decide to ban it.
But Governor Andrew Cuomo has yet to even make a decision about ...
In a precedent-setting case decided today by the New York Court
of Appeals, local communities have triumphed over the fracking industry. The court
ruled that the towns of Dryden and Middlefield can use local zoning laws to ban heavy industry, ...
Huge news this morning for shale-gas drilling
skeptics: the highest court
in New York state ruled that towns have the authority to ban oil and gas
companies from operating within city limits.
Deborah Goldberg, the lawyer who argued on ...
Federal safety regulators warned on Thursday that another disastrous offshore oil well blowout could happen despite regulatory improvements in the four years since a BP well explosion in the Gulf of Mexico killed 11 workers and dumped millions of ...
In Mora County, New Mexico, a patchwork of prairie, foothills, and high peaks on the east flank of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, unemployment stands at 16 percent, county workers operate out of leaky temporary buildings, and the population ...
No longer dominated by the traditional “Big Green” groups that were taking big donations from corporate polluters, the new environmental movement is broader, more assertive and more creative. With extreme energy extraction and climate change ...
Top secret US National Security Agency (NSA) documents disclosed by the Guardian have shocked the world with revelations of a comprehensive US-based surveillance system with direct access to Facebook, Apple, Google, Microsoft and other tech ...
An appeals court
judge Tuesday gave a green light for President Cristina Kirchner to be investigated for abuse of authority in a major Chevron fracking deal.Local Buenos Aires lawmakers had sought the probe -- involving Chevron's fracking ...
The long wait for a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline grew even longer Friday, when the U.S. State Department announced it would allow more time for eight federal agencies to submit their views on the proposed project.
The State ...
Days after the U.N.-backed climate change panel of scientists urged a radical shift toward wind and solar energy to slow accelerating greenhouse-gas pollution, U.S. state attorneys general on Wednesday focused on ramped-up production of fossil ...
Colorado Attorney General John Suthers was walking down Denver's 16th Street Mall recently when a Greenpeace activist asked if he'd like to ban fracking.
It reflected the intensifying battle over how to balance public demands for a ...
A Winona environmental group is recommending that air monitors be installed around the city to measure the effect that the processing and shipping of sand used in fracking has on air quality.
The Winona Citizen`s Environmental Quality ...
Come elections in November, the city of Denton could be split between two very different futures.The Denton Drilling
Awareness Group (DAG) recently got enough signatures on a petition to place an ordinance banning fracking within city ...
Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis have sparred over education. The issues of officeholder ethics and equal pay have also surfaced.
But in the head-to-head battle for Texas governor that began well before each party officially nominated its ...
A Pennsylvania judge could rule as early as this week on whether to modify his five-month-old injunction banning an anti-fracking activist from approaching lands leased by a Texas-based natural gas
producer that effectively prohibits her from ...
Rep. Joann Ginal, D-Fort Collins, asked lawmakers Thursday to fund a study on the health impacts of the onslaught of drilling
and hydrolic fracturing close to front-range communities.
"Many Colorado families that live near oil and gas
Despite deaths, federal government does little to monitor oil industry safety By Lise Olson, Houston Chronicle Longview News-Journal
The last thing Felipe Saiz saw from behind his trademark mirrored sunglasses was the vast sun-bleached ...
House Bill 819, "An Act to Study and Modify Certain Coastal Management Policies," became law in August 2012. It gave the Coastal Resources Commission four years to develop the state's official prediction for how fast North Carolina sea levels ...