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The recent oil pipeline spill in Santa Barbara has been an unfortunate case of déjà vu, bringing back collective memories of oil-slicked seabirds and blackened beaches. It came not long after President Obama approved oil exploration in the ...
Seven years ago this month, Barack Obama stood on a stage in St. Paul, Minnesota, and claimed victory in the Democratic presidential primaries. Hillary Clinton hadn't conceded, but the numbers told the story. Obama had clinched the ...
Hillary Clinton may be the prohibitive favorite, and the Democratic slate for the presidential nomination almost certainly won’t be as large as the Republican field. But Saturday, another credible candidate joined Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie ...
The California Department of Conservation failed to meet an April 30 deadline for making public a broad range of information regarding the source, volume and disposal of water used in oil and gas
The agency said the law ...
A wide-reaching trade agreement between the United States and several Asian nations could have catastrophic repercussions for climate change, including giving corporations the power to sue governments that try to limit polluting industries, ...
A 44-year-old requirement that North Carolina study potential environmental impacts before launching building projects and another mandate that utilities rely more on alternative energy sources stand to weaken if trends in the General Assembly ...
A new study released Tuesday suggests that the global oil and gas
industries allow as much as 3.6 trillion cubic feet of natural gas
— and almost certainly far more — to escape into the atmosphere annually. The leakage rate represents at least ...
One of the most promising climate-change stories of the last decade was the steep plunge in US carbon dioxide emissions after 2005. Before then, US emissions had been rising relentlessly for decades. Suddenly, they were falling.
Controversial bills that would create a regulatory framework for fracking
in Florida passed committee hurdles on Tuesday over the objections of environmental groups and concerned citizens.
Members of the House State Affairs Committee ...
Coal, the No. 1 cause of climate change, is dying. Last year saw a record number of coal plant retirements in the United States, and a study last week from Duke University found that Even China, which produces and consumes more coal than the rest ...
It’s strange to remember how bitterly divisive the 2008 Democratic presidential primary battle was. Hillary Clinton’s and Barack Obama’s platforms and ideological positioning were awfully similar. And on the chief difference between them - ...
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 first major federal regulation
s on hydraulic fracking
were released on Friday by the US Department of Interior.The rules, which apply to all fracking
on land owned by the US government, are the first federal standards to regulate the ...
The Obama administration rolled out fracking
rules today that will regulate about 100,000 oil and gas
wells on public and tribal lands. The rules come after a long process, initiated in Obama’s first term, to regulate the now-booming industry, ...
A survey of American climate activists by Grist inspired us to conduct our own survey on the priorities of German activists. Both surveys include a dozen or so leading figures of the climate movement in each country. Before comparing the two, ...
The story of the rise and fall of Edward Doheny, the first oil baron of Southern California, would seem the archetype of a LA noir tale: A man rises from rags to riches and presents a veneer of respectability to the outside world, but behind ...
AN alliance of community and environmental groups has called for the Scottish Government`s moratorium on fracking
to be extended to cover underground coal gas
Almost 30 organisations and individuals, including residents’ ...
On his way out of office last November, former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley opened the door to allowing fracking
in that state, albeit under heavy regulation
. That raised concerns that incoming pro-fracking Republican Governor Larry Hogan ...
The grinding, whining, constant hum of industrial activity - but not from a factory. The clamor was coming from the 109-foot oil well West Bay Exploration was drilling outside her back door.
In a residential ...
SCOTTISH energy minister Fergus Ewing’s decision to place a moratorium on the granting of new licences permitting shale oil and gas
exploration is, from one perspective, an opportunity for all interested parties to voice their support or raise ...
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 ...
Hydraulic fracturing, a technology used to crack open difficult oil and gas
formations, appears to have set off a swarm of earthquakes near Fox Creek, Alberta, including a record-breaking tremor with a felt magnitude of 4.4 last ...
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, ...