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Friday is the proverbial "take out the trash day" for the release of bad news among public relations practitioners and this last Friday was no different.
In that vein, yesterday the Department of Energy (DOE) announced a conditional ...
The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposed an updated set of rules governing hydraulic fracturing, on public lands today. The controversial oil
and gas development technique--in which drillers blast millions of ...
administration on Thursday unveiled a new proposal for regulating hydraulic fracturing on federal lands, rolling back some measures from its original, abandoned draft as it sought to ease concerns the rules would be too burdensome for ...
administration's second attempt at writing regulations for hydraulic fracturing on public lands is not intended to appease either environmentalists or oil
and gas drillers, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said on ...
Uber-conservative Beltway newspaper The Washington Examiner has revealed its secret crush on Barack Obama
and his administration`s fracker-friendly ways.
It`s not often that the newspaper says anything nice about the president. The ...
A letter by Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt and signed by his counterparts in 12 other energy-producing states tells the EPA it should not allow threats of litigation by six Northeast states to provide a back-door entry for federal ...
After working 37 years in the coal mines of West Virginia, Ronny Justice punctuates his sentences with coughs. He lost his job a year ago, leaving him without health insurance just as he’s battling the early stages of black-lung ...
The resource potential of the booming Bakken Shale oil
and gas zone is much bigger than previously thought, U.S. government geologists announced yesterday.
A new assessment of oil
and gas reserves in that region by the U.S. Geological ...
As the great research ship Chikyu left Shimizu in January to mine the explosive ice beneath the Philippine Sea, chances are good that not one of the scientists aboard realized they might be closing the door on Winston Churchill’s world. Their ...
As President Obama
`s national security adviser Tom Donilon speaks Wednesday at the launch of Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy, we thought it would be worth highlighting some of his speech`s key points:
1. The U.S. is ...
The world is going to fry – unless there is change soon. There is weakening political will to make national and international targets for carbon reduction stick, no strong business and financial coalition prepared to lead and a weakening ...
In the wake of a landmark legal victory against fracking on public lands last week, the Center for Biological Diversity and the Sierra Club filed a new lawsuit today challenging the Obama
Administration’s auction of an additional 17,000 acres in ...
The Keystone XL Pipeline would move enough tar sands oil
to result in another 181 million metric tons of greenhouse gases entering the atmosphere yearly. A new report prepared by environmental group Oil
Change International (OCI) analyzes what ...
A federal judge has ruled the Obama
administration broke the law when it issued oil
leases in central California without fully weighing the environmental impact of "fracking," a setback for companies seeking to exploit the region's enormous ...
Supporters and opponents of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline have recruited former aides to Secretary of State John Kerry and President Barack Obama
in dueling efforts to influence the White House.
Alberta -- the source of the oil
Today, a federal judge has ruled that the Obama
Administration violated the law when it issued oil
leases in Monterey County, Calif., without considering the environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking. The ruling came ...
It's difficult to find scientists who have not lined up on one side or another on hydraulic fracking for oil
and natural gas. The anti-fracking groups have their scientific talking points, and the pro-fracking groups have their counterclaims. ...
A few weeks ago, Time magazine called the fight over the Keystone XL pipeline that will bring some of the dirtiest energy on the planet from Alberta, Canada, to the U.S. Gulf Coast the “Selma and Stonewall” of the climate ...
President Barack Obama
's picks to lead energy and environmental policy face scrutiny this week as Senate panels try to tease out details of the administration's agenda, which had been maligned by Republicans and some Democrats during Obama
With the controversy over the Keystone XL pipeline extension surfacing yet again - opponents will hold a rally Wednesday night in San Francisco`s Pacific Heights neighborhood, outside a fundraiser President Obama
is headlining--we thought we`d ...
Last Friday, the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released a short report outlining various steps on climate change that President Barack Obama
could take during his second term. Facing political gridlock on ...
Environmentalists and others here are reacting with concern to a surprise announcement on Monday of a major deal that would see U.S. natural gas exported to the United Kingdom, marking the first time that such sales have been ...
The theory was straightforward and seemed to hold with common sense: One day soon, the Earth would hit its halfway point of global oil
production -- its "peak" -- and thereafter, it would see a steady decline. Those behind the concept called it ...
’s outside team of scientific advisers is recommending the creation of carbon emissions standards for existing pollution sources and continued expansion of shale
gas production in order to confront global warming.
Peter Voser, chief executive of the global energy company Royal Dutch Shell, said Thursday that the United States and the world need to increase the use of solar panels, wind turbines, and other renewable energy-generating sources to meet the ...