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A southern Illinois circuit judge Friday struck down a move that would have prevented the start of fracking in Illinois.
Madison County Judge Barbara Crowder said she won't stop rules governing the practice from taking effect because the ...
State officials illegally have approved 30 permits allowing the storage and treatment of fracking waste, two environmental groups claimed in a lawsuit filed in Columbus yesterday.
The lawsuit asks the Franklin County Court
of Appeals to ...
The small city of Denton, Tex., voted to ban hydraulic fracturing in Tuesday’s election after a hard-fought battle between environmentalists and local oil companies in the heart of natural gas
country.But nationwide, local initiatives to ...
Voters approved a ban on hydraulic fracturing in the north Texas town of Denton on Tuesday, making it the first city in the Lone Star State to outlaw the oil and gas
extraction technique behind the U.S. energy boom.
The vote in the city ...
The fate of nascent government efforts to combat climate change hangs in the balance following the recapture of the Senate by Republicans, environmental activists fear.
By wresting control of the chamber from Democrats and tightening a ...
The Obama administration increased its estimates on Friday for the amount of oil that is recoverable from Arctic drilling
leases sold to oil companies in 2008.The move, which nearly quadruples the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s ...
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 ...
In the spring of 2012, about nine years after Melissa Owen and her husband purchased 640 acres of remote Arizona desert that they hoped to turn into a wildlife refuge, a representative from the energy giant Kinder Morgan knocked on their front ...
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 ...