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The government has been forced to change plans on where fracking
can occur across the UK after conceding to Labour’s calls to close 13 environmental loopholes in the industry’s regulation
Energy secretary Ed Davey accepted amendments to ...
A group of MPs failed to block plans for shale gas fracking
in Britain, but the government agreed to tougher regulation
and a ban on fracking
in national parks.
Some 200 protesters including the designer Vivienne Westwood rallied outside ...
Just before Christmas, New York became the first US state with major shale gas
reserves to ban fracking
for health reasons. The industry was shocked, campaigners cheered and governments like Britain, desperate to exploit their own reserves, ...
The Obama administration's approach to regulating methane could signal a tougher approach to the growing domestic oil and gas
industry as President Obama tries to build his environmental legacy.Administration officials came down mostly on ...
The Obama Administration today announced a new goal to cut methane emissions from the oil and gas
sector by 40 to 45 percent from 2012 levels by 2025, and a set of actions to put the United States on a path to achieve this goal.
The U.S. ...
About 20 percent of California's oil and natural
-gas production uses hydraulic fracturing - with almost all of it happening in one corner of the San Joaquin Valley - according to the most authoritative survey yet released of fracking
in the ...
Carbon emissions and their role in driving climate change have been in the headlines for years. But recently another greenhouse gas
has made headlines: methane. As research has shown, when it comes to fueling climate change, methane is up to 20 ...
President Obama is tackling climate change again. The White House announced its latest move on Wednesday, directing the nation’s oil and gas
industry to cut methane emissions as much as 45 percent by 2025.
The executive action is an ...
The methane that leaks from 40,000 gas
wells near the desert trading post of Cuba, New Mexico, may be colourless and odourless, but it’s not invisible. It can be seen from space.
Satellites that sweep over the north of the energy-rich ...
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 ...
When Republicans take control of Congress next month, top on their agenda will be undoing environmental regulation
s they claim will harm the economy, chief among them President Barack Obama's plans to limit heat-trapping carbon pollution from ...
As negotiators gather in Peru for a critical round of climate talks, U.S. delegates are straining to explain what they call a "counterintuitive' reality: For next year's global climate agreement to be effective, commitments made under it must not ...
Pop the champagne corks in Washington! It’s party time for Big Energy. In the wake of the midterm elections, Republican energy hawks are ascendant, having taken the Senate and House by storm. They are preparing to put pressure on a president ...
In light of an increasing number of studies showing that fracking
produces toxic emissions that have serious human health impacts throughout the entire process, Pennsylvania Congressman Matt Cartwright, a first-term Democrat, has opened an ...
Dirk DeTurck had a years-old rash that wouldn't go away, his wife's hair came out in chunks, and anytime they lingered outside their house for more than an hour, splitting headaches set in.
They were certain the cause was simply ...
Global Frackdown is an international day of action calling for a ban on fracking
. This year`s event on Saturday, Oct. 11 will send a message to elected officials across the globe that the future should be powered by clean, renewable energy, not ...
A federal study by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), commissioned by New York state to assess the impact of fracking
on well water, was edited and delayed by state officials when they found some of its conclusions apparently not to their liking, ...
Australians like to think of themselves as green. Their island country boasts some 3 million square miles of breathtaking landscape. They were an early global leader in solar power. They’ve had environmental regulation
s on the books since ...
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a new report this week showing that Ohio was the only state among eight studied that allows waste fluids from oil and gas
wells to be disposed of without disclosure of the chemicals it ...
emissions from the production and use of shale gas
would be comparable to conventional natural gas
, but the controversial energy source actually faired better than renewables on some environmental impacts, according to new ...
One icy morning in February 2012, Hillary Clinton's plane touched down in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, which was just digging out from a fierce blizzard. Wrapped in a thick coat, the secretary of state descended the stairs to the snow-covered ...
Ministers are determined to get fracking
under way in the UK as fast as possible, so it's a 'fait accompli' in time for the election, writes Alex Stevenson. With a firm pro-fracking concensus in Parliament, only one thing can frustrate their ...
Grassroots groups fighting hydraulic fracturing in Illinois have put aside their push for a moratorium or a ban in recent months in favor of seeking stronger industry regulation
"Basically, we're hedging our bets," said Annette ...
Hillary Clinton never actually said the word "fracking" during her keynote address at the National Clean Energy Summit in Nevada on Thursday, but she still clearly laid out her views on the technique: She`s all for it. She says it needs to be ...
University of Colorado researcher Will Yeck checks seismometers where he is monitoring activity around Greeley in the wake of a May 31 earthquake there. Some in the area believe the earthquake, at 3.2 magnitude, may have been caused by wastewater ...