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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
On New Year's Eve 2009, a train with 104 tank cars of light crude oil traveled 1,123 miles from North Dakota's Bakken oil fields to a terminal in Stroud, Oklahoma, and opened a new front in the war over development of Canada's tar ...
America's largest business lobby group warned the Obama administration on Tuesday against snuffing out the country's energy boom with regulation
s on new oil and natural gas
U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Thomas ...
The National Park Service (NPS) is walking back comments that showcased doubts about whether natural gas
development can help battle climate change, acknowledging they “did not receive appropriate review.”NPS Director Jonathan Jarvis, in ...
In energy-friendly Wyoming, oil and gas
companies are getting a clear message: Drill, baby, drill — but carefully.Last week, state regulators approved one of the nation’s strongest requirements for testing water wells near drilling sites. ...
The growing fracking
industry is "yielding gushers" of campaign donations for congressional candidates--particularly Republicans from districts with fracking
activity--according to a new report from the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility ...
By a vote of 235-187, the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday approved its latest giveaway to the oil and gas
industry--a bill that would fast track the approval of fracking
on public lands, according to Environment America.
The bill ...
For more than 30 years, Dan Dominguez helped operate the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station near San Diego. Now he's helping to button it up for good.
Dominguez is one of nearly 600 people still working at the two-reactor plant, down ...
From Virginia to Colorado to Washington, voters on election day 2013 threw their weight behind politicians and policies that in one form or another limit the use of coal, oil, or natural gas
Energy from fossil fuels isn't likely to ...
Forty years after the Arab oil embargo, the U.S. has become the world's largest oil and gas
producer. This is largely the result of fracking
, the shortened name for hydraulic fracturing, which uses water and chemicals injected into rock at very ...
has upended U.S. energy markets, cutting oil imports to their lowest level in two decades. Can China pull off the same feat? It has already passed the U.S. as the biggest buyer of oil cargoes and by far the largest burner of coal, which ...
The frac sand mining industry faced off with dozens of Wisconsin citizens on Thursday as the Senate Committee on Workforce Development, Forestry, Mining and Revenue held a public hearing on a bill that would severely limit local governments' ...
The Climate Casino: Risk, Uncertainty, and Economics for a Warming Worldby William D. NordhausYale University Press, 378 pp., $30.00
Forty years ago a brilliant young Yale economist named William Nordhaus published a ...
If anyone had lingering doubts about where California Gov. Jerry Brown stands on fracking
, the state’s top oil and gas
regulator removed them on Friday.Speaking at a panel discussion on fracking
, the head of California’s Department of ...
For years, activists have warned that fracking
can have disastrous consequences — ruined water and air, sickened people and animals, a ceaseless parade of truck traffic.Now some critics are doing what was once unthinkable: working with ...
North Carolina’s mining and energy commissioners are in the midst of a fracking
battle—and they’re winning. They’re arguing that the state’s regulation
s for clean water protection are over-the-top and unnecessary, all while corralling ...
Two House Democrats are urging Congress to investigate oil and gas
spills caused by massive flooding in Colorado – a state where the number of oil and gas
wells has doubled since 2006, when horizontal drilling and fracking
RALEIGH North Carolina’s fracking
commissioners said Friday that fracking
is so inherently safe that they will recommend relaxing the standard by which operators will have to test local well water before they begin drilling for natural
The river raced. I was standing near the bridge on College Avenue over the Cache la Poudre River in Fort Collins, CO. Due to the torrential rainstorms, the river had peaked about six hours earlier in the middle of the night, but it was still ...
Thousands of miles of pipelines are being built at natural gas
drilling sites throughout the nation without supervision or regulation
by state or federal authorities.
These specialized pipelines, known as gathering lines, carry gas
If any state emerged from a decade of economic recession in strong shape, it was North Dakota. A booming oil industry that`s taken shape on the western side of the state, fueled by the process known as hydraulic fracturing, has kept North ...
s to oversee hydraulic fracturing of oil and gas
wells in Alaska could be issued later this year by state regulators, officials said at a public hearing on Monday.
s, proposed by the Alaska Oil and Gas
In the wake of unprecedented massive flooding over thousands of square miles in Colorado, government officials and private companies are rushing to secure the region's heavy concentration of oil and natural gas
wells, and prevent dangerous ...
Colorado's flooding shut down hundreds of natural gas
and oil wells in the state's main petroleum-producing region and triggered at least two spills, temporarily suspending a multibillion-dollar drilling frenzy and sending inspectors into the ...
At a press event today, State Senator Jim Ferlo (D-Pittsburgh) announced the introduction of the Natural Gas
Drilling Moratorium Act, Senate Bill 1100, that would place a moratorium on issuing new permits for fracking
in Pennsylvania. He was ...