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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 ...
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 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 ...
The wheels begin to turn in earnest next week on efforts to bring a ban on hydraulic fracturing before Michigan voters in 2016.
When Michigan's Board of State Canvassers meets Tuesday, the four-member panel will review forms for the ...
The Obama 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, ...
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 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 ...
Without hesitation, Kirkwood resident Marchie Diffendorf can recall the exact date of the phone call: Dec. 7, 2007.
It was a landman with a natural-gas company: Would he be interested in leasing the natural-gas rights to his 60-acre ...
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 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 ...
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 ...
At least 460,000 tons and 23,000 barrels of waste from Pennsylvania drilling
operations have been taken in by a few New York landfills since 2010, a new analysis Thursday indicates.
The report from Environmental Advocates of New York ...
that would impose a variety of best practices and safeguards on drilling
for shale gas
were proposed in the final days of the O'Malley administration, and are out for public comment.The rules were drawn up by the O'Malley ...
Methane is leaking from natural gas
infrastructure in Boston and the surrounding region at rates two to three times higher than government estimates, scientists at Harvard University and other institutions found.
Published in the journal ...
Planning decisions on the UK’s full scale fracking have been deferred for eight weeks by Lancashire county council (LCC), which was due to decide this week on two proposals from shale gas
But after council planning ...
Fracking is the process of extracting gas
and oil from shale
rock by drilling
into the earth.
"We cannot allow Britain's national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty to be developed into oil and gas
fields ... Parliament should ...
for oil 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 ...
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 ...
Low oil prices are to be cheered: may they stay low for a long time and decrease even further. Here are five reasons why they are great for our health and that of the planet.
1. The end of fossil fuel subsidies
Our binge on ...
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — As New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration finalizes a ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing, New Yorkers will watch their southern neighbor continue its experiment with shale gas
.New York has been under a ...
Two hazardous chemicals never before known as oil and gas
industry pollutants -- ammonium and iodide -- are being released into Pennsylvania and West Virginia waterways from the booming energy operations of the Marcellus shale
, a new study ...