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A judge in North Carolina has blocked the start of fracking in that state over a challenge to the membership of the commission charged with issuing the permits.
"Finally some good news in our long battle to keep fracking out of NC!" ...
President Obama’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 ...
On December 14, 2006, Barbara Correro was at home drinking tea, reading the paper. She had spent the past five years and most of her savings on a long-cherished retirement dream: a small mobile home on 24 acres of pine and hardwood forest, a ...
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf on Thursday signed an executive order reinstating a moratorium on new leases
and natural gas development in state parks and forests.
The move restores the ban lifted by his predecessor, Tom Corbett, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Environmentalists and energy boosters alike welcomed a federal compromise announced Tuesday that will allow fracking in the largest national forest in the eastern United States, but make most of its woods off-limits to drilling.The ...
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 ...
prices are pushing some of the small-cap companies which flourished as part of the U.S. shale
energy boom close to their breaking point, while also prompting some well-known fund managers to aggressively buy energy ...
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 ...
Whatever you may imagine, “peak oil
” has not been discredited as a concept, a statement no less true for “peak fossil fuels.” Think of them instead as postponed. We are, after all, on a finite planet that, by definition, holds a finite amount ...
A federal judge plans to decide next week whether to block the release of oil
and gas leases
in Nevada that critics say will be used for hydraulic fracturing and cause more environmental harm than the Bureau of Land Management ...
An occasionally raucous crowd of nearly 450 sent a message to Raleigh Monday: Ban Fracking in North Carolina.
In rapid sequence, with no breaks, for four solid hours, 84 speakers appeared before the members of the NC Mining and Energy ...
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will resume issuing oil
and gas leases
next year for federal lands in California after a new study found limited environmental impacts from fracking and other enhanced drilling techniques, the agency said ...
Here’s The Script, in four despicable acts:
Act 1. Fracking boom goes bust as production from shale
gas and tight oil
wells stalls out and lurches into decline.
Act 2. Oil
and gas industry loudly blames anti-fracking ...
If we`re going to talk about fracking, we can`t just talk about energy independence, or the economy, or the potential for natural gas to act as a "bridge fuel" to help solve the global warming crisis. We also need to talk about the effect that ...
New York’s top court handed a victory to opponents of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas Monday by affirming the right of municipalities to ban the practice within their borders.
The state Court of Appeals upheld a midlevel appeals ...
North Carolina could soon be deluged with cheap and abundant natural gas from the Marcellus Shale
through a major pipeline expansion that could dampen urgency to incubate a home-grown fracking industry.
Proposals to build a new ...
Next month, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) will publish a new estimate of US shale
deposits set to deal a death-blow to industry hype about a new golden era of US energy independence by fracking unconventional oil
After a spate of fiery derailments, the scramble to make North Dakota's Bakken crude oil
safer when it's being transported on trains has focused on better tracks, slower speeds, and reinforced railcars that bypass urban areas.
But that ...
Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis have sparred over education. The issues of officeholder ethics and equal pay have also surfaced.
But in the head-to-head battle for Texas governor that began well before each party officially nominated its ...
A Pennsylvania judge could rule as early as this week on whether to modify his five-month-old injunction banning an anti-fracking activist from approaching lands leased by a Texas-based natural gas producer that effectively prohibits her from ...
The Alberta energy regulator has suspended the fastest-growing source of bitumen production around Fort McMurray due to concerns about fracturing the region’s cap rock.
Last January, the regulator quietly issued a bulletin announcing the ...