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In this parched farming region, where the land flattens out and every drop of water is precious, another player has lined up at the spigot.
On a recent sunny afternoon, a huge cylindrical tanker truck rolled up to a red city fire hydrant ...
Early on Tuesday morning, a Chevron-owned natural gas
well in Greene County, Pa., burst into flames – and more than 72 hours later, it’s still burning. One contractor for Chevron is missing and presumed dead, and another was injured in the ...
Back in spring 2012, while walking in the deep woods of northern Ontario, Sonny Gagnon stumbled across a collection of surveying equipment among the towering spruce trees. Gagnon is chief of the Aroland aboriginal tribe, a band of 450 people ...
Shell has announced plans to slash its exploration and development spending from $46bn (£27.8bn) to $37bn this year and has ditched plans to drill in the Alaskan Arctic this summer.
The cutbacks were unveiled by new chief executive, Ben ...
Radical Green MEP Jose Bove has pledged to help British communities resist fracking by French oil company Total.
Last week, Total announced it was taking a 40% share in shale gas
exploration and drilling
in the East ...
The broad high prairie of eastern Wyoming and southern Montana was once the bottom of a shallow sea, a rich subtropical swampland for millions of years. Layers of plants began forming peat beds 60 million years ago, later to be buried and ...
appearances brought a rare victory for tar sands protestor Chris Wahmhoff whose felony charges were dismissed, while felony charges stuck for Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands members Barb Carter, Vicci Hamlin, Lisa Leggio and ...
Total has become the first major oil and gas
company to strike a deal to explore for shale gas
in Britain, boosting a technology which has brought cheap energy to the United States but which is bitterly opposed by environmentalists.The ...
Climate justice leaders send President Obama a message during at Nov. 7 White House protest.
Senior Advisor to President Obama
The White House
Washington, DC 20500
Dear Ms. ...
In at least four states that have nurtured the nation's energy boom, hundreds of complaints have been made about well-water contamination from oil or gas drilling
, and pollution was confirmed in a number of them, according to a review that casts ...
Exxon Mobil Corp. subsidiary XTO Energy will have to face criminal charges for allegedly dumping tens of thousands of gallons of fracking waste at a Marcellus Shale drilling
site in 2010, according to a Pennsylvania judge’s ruling on ...
The state of Pennsylvania appealed on Thursday against a December decision from the state Supreme Court
that struck down parts of an oil and gas
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court
voted 4-2 in mid-December saying key provisions in Act ...
Mary Christina Wood has an unsparing view of the state of environmental protection in the United States today: On a host of fronts -- from climate change, to mountaintop removal mining, to the nationwide fracking boom -- the federal and state ...
2013 was full of major developments in efforts to understand and protect the world's tropical rainforests. The following is a review of some of the major tropical forest-related news stories for the year.
As a review, this post will not ...
Farmers in the close-knit Amish community who eschew electricity and most technology, are among landowners capitalizing on a new financial trend in the United States energy boom - selling decades of future oil and natural gas
royalties for an ...
Robinson Township in western Pennsylvania is home to a couple thousand residents and about 20 fracked wells. In a resounding victory for common sense and for local governments throughout the state, residents there and in six other towns won an ...
Gathered under the banner of Frack Free Greater Manchester, militant activists last week pledged to do everything they could to disrupt the search for new sources of energy.Portraying themselves as representing local opinion, they have ...
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court
issued an opinion yesterday in the closely-watched case of Robinson Township v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, No. 63 MAP 2012.
The case was a challenge filed by several Pennsylvania municipalities against ...
The energy industry and policy makers in Pennsylvania, the heart of the nation's gas drilling
boom, are thinking about their next moves after the state's highest court
threw out significant portions of a law that limited the power of cities and ...
U.S. federal regulators on Thursday said oil and gas
company Chesapeake Energy Corp will pay a civil penalty of $3.2 million to settle Clean Water Act violations in West Virginia where it drills in the Marcellus Shale.
Chesapeake will ...
Norse Energy is a failure when it comes to its core business — drilling
and oil. Despite America’s huge drilling
boom, the company is bankrupt. Unable to turn a profit as a driller, the company has taken to suing governments and officials ...
A former state environmental inspector indicated Wednesday that there was evidence of previous, unreported spills on a Marcellus Shale gas drilling
site where he discovered toxic wastewater gushing onto the ground in 2010.
Jeremy Daniel, ...
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court
today declared unconstitutional major provisions of the state's Marcellus Shale drilling
law, Act 13, including one that allowed gas
companies to drill anywhere, overriding local zoning laws.
California drillers eager to use hydraulic fracturing to tap the nation’s largest oil shale formation will face comprehensive regulation for the first time next year under rules issued this week.The rules take effect on Jan. 1, though ...
A group of scientists and other academics investigating the environmental, climate change and social impacts of oil and gas
development, particularly hydraulic fracturing, are calling for both state and federal governments and the oil and gas