Just when newly disclosed documents obtained by the New York Times reveal the financial shaky ground on which fracking companies base their claims, a group on Congressmen are urging President Obama to further embrace natural
The New York Times on Sunday published an explosive investigation into the natural gas industry that revealed the industry is consistently overselling the amount of natural gas deposits available, hurting
Concerned about the safety of fracking? No? You should be, with threats to groundwater, that is, your drinking water, topping the list. But don't take it from me, Yale e360 has a good summary of differing viewpoints on the safety of the procedure
It has begun. Okay, so it began a while ago, ever since natural gas companies first got wind of the news that their product produces fewer greenhouse gas emissions than the world's other favorite fossil fuels.
photo: Progress Ohio/Creative Commons New York's fracking reprieve just moved a step closer to being legally extended* for another year, with the state Assembly voting to pass a one-year moratorium on new drilling permits. It needs to pass the state
Bigger than four football fields, far eclipsing any naval aircraft carrier, and pretty generally terrifyingly huge, the largest floating object ever made by man will soon be a Shell natural gas processing plant. Just saying. The Washington Post has
Fracking, an abbreviation for hydraulic fracturing. A method used to extract natural gas from shale involving horizontal drilling, high pressures, lots of waters, lots of chemicals, resulting in toxic waste.
The New School's Tishman Auditorium was nearly filled to capacity yesterday afternoon for Water Fight! Fracking, Food, Art & Economy. Lots of great info on the building fight against fracking in the Marcellus
Lots of fracking news in the past couple of days (and a cool event in New York on Monday which it'd be really good if you went to, nudge, nudge). Add this one to the pile of evidence that it's probably a good time to reassess
New Jersey and France want to ban it; farmers and concerned citizens in Pennsylvania and New York are up in arms about it; documentaries about it were up for Oscars and put the industry in a tizzy; increasing numbers of studies say it's far more
What do New Jersey and France have in common? Both are considering banning entirely the increasingly controversial and environmentally damaging process of natural gas extraction popularly known as fracking. Check out the link below for New Jersey. In
A new seven-member study group has been tasked by Secretary of Energy Steven Chu to investigate the environmental impact of fracking. As the New York Times reports, the panel has 90 days to come up with recommendations to improve the safety of
As environmental media outlets turned their attention to the anniversary of the BP Gulf spill -- a year ago today -- yet another energy-related disaster occurred. A gas well owned by Chesapeake Energy in
If you ever had even an inkling that The Pickens Plan was far more about pushing technologies that would profit T. Boone as much if not more than benefit the United States as whole, let alone actually do anything about climate change, it's high time
Some good news/bad news or at least good news/interesting news on fracking, good news first: As TruthOut reports, New Jersey legislators have put forth a bill that would ban fracking in the state, making it the first state in the nation to do so. So
Add Algeria to the growing list of nations that choose to focus on the profits rather than the pollution of using fracking to extract natural gas from shale (that's hydraulic fracturing for those new to this issue).