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New York is 2,000 pages closer to becoming the first fossil fuels-rich state in the U.S. to ban fracking indefinitely because of the climate-changing methane it could emit and the earthquakes, air pollution and water contamination it could ...
’s move to open up vast, untouched Arctic waters to oil
and gas drilling as he pursues an ambitious plan to fight climate change illustrates the inherent tensions in his environmental and energy agenda.As the first ...
For a leader who has made fighting climate change a priority, President Barack Obama
's decision to approve Royal Dutch Shell's return to oil
and gas exploration off Alaska was seen by many environmentalists as a contradiction.
A popular scientific instrument used to measure methane leaks from oil
and gas operations severely underestimates emissions under certain conditions, a preliminary study found. The results could have major implications for federal policies as the ...
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 ...
administration recently announced new rules to regulate fracking. But no one, it seems, is entirely happy with them.
Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is the process of drilling and injecting fluids into the ground at high ...
On Sunday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will announce her decision to seek the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016. While the crowded Republican field has led to questions of how to fit all serious candidates on a debate stage, ...
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 - ...
When it comes to energy, we live in transformative times. From shale oil
helping to upend global markets, to explosive growth in rooftop solar, the changes we’re seeing in the energy industry have not only been rapid, but often ...
The national debate over fracking, which critics say can pollute groundwater and endanger public health, heated up last week when the Obama
administration announced the first-ever federal regulations on the practice. But nowhere is fracking as ...
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 ...
On a muddy bluff overlooking the Yellowstone River, Paul Peronard watched as workers tried to mop up oil
through holes drilled into the frozen surface. Nearby, a whirring vacuum truck held crude from the first serious U.S. spill into icy water in ...
Americans are more likely than ever to favor easing a ban on exporting crude oil
, so long as it does not lead to higher gasoline prices that have recently sunk to near $2 a gallon, according to a new Reuters-IPSOS poll.In questions posed to ...
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 ...
In remarks that spanned economic growth to income inequality, the Sept. 11 attacks at the start of the century to new partnerships abroad, President Barack Obama
declared global warming the most profound danger to the future of the ...
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 ...
You would expect environmentalists to offer effusive praise as President Obama
releases the final major component of his Climate Action Plan: a proposal to clamp down on methane emissions from the oil
and gas sector. And at first glance, they ...
Last year, it often seemed like we were fighting attacks on the environment from all sides. But those of us pushing back against pollution and climate change enjoyed some significant victories in 2014, including the People’s Climate March in New ...
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 ...
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell criticized local and state bans on hydraulic fracturing, saying they create confusion for the oil
and natural gas industries.
Jewell, who oversees the federal government’s various public land agencies, ...
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 ...
After years of gauging the environmental, medical, economic and political risks of hydraulic fracturing, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is moving to ban this method of extracting natural gas from shale
deposits in New York State.
[Update, 9:30 ...
Handing environmentalists a breakthrough victory, New York plans to prohibit fracking for natural gas because of what regulators say are its unexplored health risks and dubious economic benefits.
New York, which overlies part of the ...
Seen with the naked eye, a natural gas facility's storage tanks and pipes appear fairly innocuous-boring, in fact. Switch to an infrared camera, and it looks like a five-alarm fire. Clouds of gas billow upward, spewing methane gas into the ...
Solar panels glisten from every thatched hut on this crowded island, one of the largest in this remote chain off the Panamanian coast. But the tiny emblems of green energy offer no hope against climate change.
They have helped the ...