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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
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 ...
On Thursday, the Senate Energy Committee convened a hearing to discuss the U.S. ban on crude oil
exports, which has been in place since 1973. With the United States in the midst of an oil
boom - and with Americans using less gas than ever before ...
On the outskirts of downtown St. Paul, Minn., Xcel Energy's High Bridge Generating Station offers an iconic view of the current state of electrical generation in the United States. Opened in 2008 as a replacement for an aging coal plant, the ...
Germany has proposed a draft law that would allow commercial shale
gas fracking at depths of over 3,000 metres, overturning a de facto moratorium that has been in place since the start of the decade.A new six-person expert panel would ...
Fracking companies will be allowed to drill horizontally under national parks and other protected areas if the wells start just outside their boundaries, after the government rowed back on its earlier acceptance of new environmental ...
California Gov. Jerry Brown has done more to fight climate change than perhaps any other elected official in the United States. So what accounts for the environmentalists heckling him during speeches and planning to confront him Saturday at an ...
The Scottish government has announced a moratorium on all planning consents for unconventional oil
and gas extraction, including fracking.
Welcomed by campaigners as “a very big nail in the coffin for the unconventional gas and fracking ...
Fracking has barely been out of the news this week and every day brings further dissent to the controversial technique of breaking up shale
rock from under our feet to release gas at high pressure with a cocktail of chemicals.
The Scottish government has announced a block on planned fracking operations, pending further inquiries.
Ministers will carry out new work on the environmental and health implications of the controversial gas drilling ...
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 ...
and gas should be put on hold in the U.K. because of risks to public health and the environment, a panel of lawmakers said.
A moratorium on fracking is needed to prevent the U.K. from missing its carbon targets and ...
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 ...
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 ...
America has 2.5m miles of oil
and gas pipelines. But none of those pipelines are anywhere near as contentious as the Keystone XL, which would transport tar sands crude oil
from Canada to refineries on the US gulf coast. Over the past six-plus ...
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 ...
This northern Colorado city vaulted onto the front lines of the battle over oil
and gas drilling two years ago, when residents voted to ban hydraulic fracturing from their grassy open spaces and a snow-fed reservoir where anglers catch smallmouth ...
Barely two weeks after President Vladimir V. Putin annexed Crimea on one side of the Black Sea, he won a different prize on the other side. In Bulgaria’s Parliament, lawmakers gave initial passage to a bill clearing the way for a mammoth gas ...
Pennsylvania's fracking boom has led to record-breaking natural gas production, but its neighbor, New York, announced Wednesday it was banning the practice. Industry and environmental groups say New York's decision could be good for ...
New York state will ban hydraulic fracturing after a long-awaited report concluded that the oil
and gas extraction method poses health risks, Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration said on Wednesday.
New York Environmental Commissioner ...
Investing in fossil fuels is becoming increasingly risky because global action to tackle climate change will curb demand, forcing companies to leave unprofitable reserves in the ground, Ed Davey, the energy secretary, has ...
Gov. Andrew Cuomo surprised supporters and critics alike in October, when he casually mentioned during a debate
that the state's long-awaited report on the health impacts of hydraulic fracturing is "due at the end of the year."
With just ...
Thursday's OPEC meeting in Vienna was widely billed as the most important in years. OPEC ministers decided to resist calls to cut their oil
production in response to the fall in oil
prices since June. After three years of holding steady around ...
House lawmakers passed legislation Friday to approve the Keystone XL oil
pipeline to bring carbon-intensive tar sands oil
from Alberta, Canada, to the Texas Gulf Coast. The Senate is expected to vote this week on a similar pro-Keystone bill ...
As he weighs perhaps the most contentious decision of his administration, whether to allow drilling for natural gas upstate, Gov. Cuomo need look only a few miles south of New York’s border to see the fierce debate
playing out in real ...