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Award-winning documentary filmmaker Josh Fox, who wrote and directed the acclaimed fracking film Gas
land, was arrested this afternoon while engaging in a human barricade at a natural-gas storage facility in the Finger Lakes.
“People need ...
California environmentalists on Thursday asked a Superior Court
judge to vacate new regulations governing the disposal of water produced by oil drilling
, saying they do not move quickly enough to protect water supplies in the drought-ravaged ...
A small aboriginal community in British Columbia has rejected a $1 billion payment for a natural gas
project, the latest setback for the Canadian energy industry’s effort to bolster exports.A group led by the Malaysian energy company ...
The Obama administration gave conditional approval today to Shell to start drilling
for oil and gas
in the Arctic Ocean this summer. Shell has been fighting for the right to drill in the Arctic for years, despite a number of botched forays in ...
An anticipated cascade of litigation targeting the Obama administration's new drilling
rule gained speed yesterday as a Wyoming lawsuit became the second legal challenge on court
dockets so far.
Wyoming's suit accuses the Interior ...
The Goolarabooloo people have their own name for James Price Point: Walmadany.
It’s a spectacular bit of country in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, with soil the colour of burnt orange, and sapphire blue waters. But Walmadany ...
The US Geological Survey has called for more transparency and cooperation among “interested stakeholders” in order to monitor and mitigate the effects of fracking, a process widely blamed for the recent explosion of earthquakes in states like ...
The shaking comes suddenly.
“The quakes last night were two quick shocks and they were probably within a quarter second of each other,” Frank Smith explains.
Smith lives about 10 miles east of Anthony, a small town southwest of ...
From a mile away, the sleek rows of wind turbines turn lazily in the stiff morning breeze, the rising sun glinting off their shiny fiberglass blades.
Their size - many turbines tower 300 feet above the ground - only becomes apparent from ...
From a mile away, the sleek rows of wind turbines turn lazily in the stiff morning breeze, the rising sun glinting off their shiny fiberglass blades.Their size — many turbines tower 300 feet above the ground — only becomes apparent from ...
Gov. Tom Wolf plans to sign an executive order ending a short-lived effort by his predecessor to expand the extraction of natural gas
from rock buried deep below Pennsylvania's state parks and forests, his office said ...
Ranchers arrested for trespassing on their own property. Preachers moonlighting as land agents. Billionaire activists hiring former Navy SEALs to conduct mock terror attacks. Given the farcical turns the fight over Keystone XL has taken, it’s ...
This northern Colorado city vaulted onto the front lines of the battle over oil and gas drilling
two years ago, when residents voted to ban hydraulic fracturing from their grassy open spaces and a snow-fed reservoir where anglers catch smallmouth ...
Emboldened by mounting scientific evidence and shifting poll data, Gov. Andrew Cuomo veered sharply away from America’s conventional wisdom about the wonders of high-volume hydraulic fracturing of shale formations when he banned the practice in ...
New York's decision to ban fracking for health reasons could reverberate beyond the state, bolstering other efforts to limit the controversial method of drilling
for oil and natural gas
While two dozen U.S. municipalities and at least ...
In a victory for environmental, health and community activists, fracking has been banned in New York state. That was the conclusion reached at a public, livestreamed meeting of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s cabinet in Albany today. Commissioner of the ...
The little guys aren’t taking this one lying down. In November, voters in Denton, Texas—fed up with oil and gas drilling
companies unwilling to work with citizens to put some reasonable protections in place and with state and local regulators for ...
Early on in the furious battle over the Keystone XL pipeline, a new slogan began to appear at rallies: “Keystone XL = Game Over for Climate.” That phrase, “game over for the climate,” originated in a May, 2012, Times Op-Ed, by James Hansen, who ...
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 ...