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After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction trade workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they're now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale
oil and ...
A new study has found that a small number of gas
wells are releasing significant quantities of methane into the air even before they are hydraulically fractured, or fracked.
The paper, published yesterday in the journal Proceedings of ...
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has consistently said that fracking has no significant impact on air quality, not in the Barnett Shale
. Not in the Eagle Ford Shale
. Not anywhere.
It was news, then, when a TCEQ-funded study, ...
Geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquakes in a geologic formation deep under the Appalachians to hydraulic fracturing, leading the state to issue new permit conditions Friday in certain areas that are among the nation's ...
California is known for the twin threat of natural disasters from drought and earthquakes, with both phenomena certain to give many residents serious concern.
But there is one group that is starting to reap serendipitous marketing ...
Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer is lobbying for a new law in California that would force energy companies to share as much as $2 billion of the state’s oil wealth with residents.
The proceeds would come from an “extraction tax” ...
Come elections in November, the city of Denton could be split between two very different futures.The Denton Drilling
Awareness Group (DAG) recently got enough signatures on a petition to place an ordinance banning fracking within city ...
Loose pipe flanges. Leaky storage tanks. Condenser valves stuck open. Outdated compressors. Inefficient pneumatic systems. Corroded pipes.Forty separate types of equipment are known to be potential sources of methane emissions during the ...
Thousands took to the streets of Romania on Sunday to protest against plans by US energy giant Chevron to drill for shale gas
."Chevron US, you can't just drop in uninvited and leave death in your wake", read some banners in Bucharest ...
For close to 18 months, Mike Heim watched the construction site outside Decatur where his company planned to build a natural gas
processing plant sit idle. He was waiting for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to OK air pollution ...
The Obama administration on Friday announced a strategy to start slashing emissions of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas
released by landfills, cattle, and leaks from oil and natural gas
The methane strategy is the latest ...
The White House on Friday opened the way to cutting emissions of methane from the oil and gas
industry, saying it would study the magnitude of leaks of the powerful greenhouse gas
.The announcement seemed designed to please the ...
The Obama administration is ordering federal agencies to take on emissions of the potent greenhouse gas
methane in an effort to fight climate change.The sweeping interagency plan highlights new steps the administration will take to cut ...
Colorado's tough, new air pollution rules for the oil and gas
industry were approved only a month ago but they're already making an impact in Texas, where lawmakers and energy companies have long resisted tightening air ...
The oil and gas
industry has a dirty little secret, make that a dirty big secret ... no, make that one of the biggest, dirtiest secrets in U.S. history.
What is no secret these days is that the potential for negative environmental and ...
Kyle Slaby bounds up the slope behind his house, stopping at the sandstone outcrop he hopes will save his family's farm. The Slabys grow corn and soybeans on the ridgeline above. But these days there's more money – a lot more – in mining the sand ...
When Lynn Buehring leaves her doctor's office in San Antonio she makes sure her inhaler is on the seat beside her, then steers her red GMC pickup truck southeast on U.S. 181, toward her home on the South Texas prairie.About 40 miles down ...
In January 2011, with air quality worsening in Texas' booming oil and gas
fields, state environmental regulators adopted rules to reduce emissions.The industry rebelled. So did the state legislature.A few months later, lawmakers ...
Recent developments in Europe and the U.S. are setting the groundwork for a surge in Canadian tar sands production.
In both regions, government leaders are considering proposals that would loosen import and export regulations
for the ...
Rapidly developing oil and gas
production in North Dakota, Texas and other states is outpacing the construction of new pipelines and other infrastructure to carry those fuels to market, energy experts and former government officials warned ...
Some of the nation's driest, drought-plagued places have quickly become its busiest hot spots of drilling
for shale gas
and oil, especially in Texas, Colorado and California.
It's a dust-bowl-sized problem likely to become worse, ...
What kind of world is this? In China, an almost 1,350 square mile freshwater lake -- that’s more than four times the size of New York City -- recently dried up due to an ongoing drought. In the high Sierra of America’s West, bears have forgone ...
For the past several years, I've been writing about what happens when big oil and gas
corporations drill where people live. "Fracking"-- high-volume hydraulic fracturing, which extracts oil and methane from deep shale
--has become my beat. My ...
Faced with growing criticism and lawsuits, an oil industry task force representing hundreds of companies in North Dakota pledged on Wednesday to make an all-out effort to capture almost all the natural gas
that is being flared in the Bakken shale
Just the mere mention of the word gets people riled up.
Technically called “hydraulic fracturing,” the chemical-intense method of extracting natural gas
from deep rock grabs people’s attention, especially here in the ...