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The desolate stretch of Highway 133 crests a Rocky Mountain pass and settles into a valley where some of the world's most valuable coal is located -- and the landowner is the US taxpayer.
If there is a "war on coal' by President Obama, ...
What started as a short YouTube video and a couple of local news interviews about a Texas landowner being able to light his water on fire has ballooned into a free speech fight that’s being closely watched by anti-fracking activists across the ...
A federal judge plans to decide next week whether to block the release of oil and gas
leases in Nevada that critics say will be used for hydraulic fracturing and cause more environmental harm than the Bureau of Land Management ...
A U.S. judge has decided that BP Plc was “grossly negligent” and “reckless” in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill four years ago, a ruling that could add nearly $18 billion in fines to more than $42 billion in charges the company took for the worst ...
Three out of five Front Range cities' bans on hydraulic fracturing in the last few years have been struck down by district court
judges in recent weeks, and two others still stand.
Both Boulder and Broomfield still have fracking bans in ...
As Governor Cuomo continues to mull over the current statewide moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, some disturbing fracking-related news has come out of Pennsylvania: fracking has contaminated private drinking wells a previously undisclosed 243 ...
Colorado's oil and gas
industry has again won another court
battle against a town that banned or limited fracking.
A Boulder District Court
judge on Wednesday tossed out a voter-approved fracking ban in Lafayette voters. The ban was ...
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, ...
Last Dec. 19 was a gratifying day for John Dernbach. In 162 pages the state's highest court
had resurrected a provision in Pennsylvania's Constitution that had long ago faded into obscurity.The forgotten measure is an environmental rights ...
Energy companies are facing a growing number of lawsuits over hydraulic fracturing, the controversial gas
mining process, including allegations that the drilling
operations increase the risk of earthquakes.
Sandra Ladra, of Prague, ...
exploration company Tamboran has until the end of next month, the time limit set by Stormont, to make a “drill or drop” decision.If it decides to “drop” and walk away, then the protesters gathered near Belcoo, Co Fermanagh, may ...
If we`re going to talk about fracking, we can`t just talk about energy independence, or the economy, or the potential for natural gas
to act as a "bridge fuel" to help solve the global warming crisis. We also need to talk about the effect that ...
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 ...