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OPEC, Get Ready for the Second U.S. Oil Boom

James Stafford | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business
James Stafford

When low oil prices close doors, technology steps in to reopen them, and certainly innovation will drive the next U.S. oil boom -- and the latest advancements are already commercially viable. The door has been re-opened.

Fracking Chemicals Found in Pennsylvania Water Wells, EPA Hamstrung by Industry Meddling

Jesse Coleman | Posted 05.05.2015 | Green
Jesse Coleman

A new study has found that shale drilling and fracking contaminated drinking water wells in Pennsylvania. The study represents the first peer-reviewed paper confirming that fracking can and does contaminate drinking water supplies.

Did My Piece on Coal Baron Murray v. Fracker McClendon Suit Lead To Sealing of Court Documents?

Steve Horn | Posted 03.11.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Bob Murray, owner of American Energy Corporation Century Mine in Ohio, sued Aubrey McClendon for allegedly infringing upon his company's copyright in August 2013. He claimed McClendon commandeered the "American Energy" brand.

A Tale of Two Oil Companies

Carl Pope | Posted 01.12.2015 | Green
Carl Pope

The next time you read a glossy Chevron ad, you might remember that Chevron and Breitling are on the same team.

Transparency and Reputation: There Is No Place to Hide

Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI | Posted 06.07.2014 | Religion
Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI

Reputation, brand and image are very important priorities for corporations, organizations and institutions. These characteristics and the products and...

ALEC's Fracking Chemical Disclosure Bill Moving Through Florida Legislature

Steve Horn | Posted 04.21.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

The American Legislative Exchange Council's (ALEC) model bill for disclosure of chemicals injected into the ground during the controversial hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") process is back for a sequel in the Sunshine State legislature.

Jared Gilmour

Meet The Frackers: New Book Profiles Natural Gas Giants

HuffingtonPost.com | Jared Gilmour | Posted 11.20.2013 | Green

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, which uses a high-pressure stream of water, chemicals and sand to blast through deep layers of shale rock to extrac...

Energy Company Abandons 13,000 Acres Of Drilling Leases

Reuters | Posted 11.09.2013 | Green

By Edward McAllister NEW YORK, Sept 9 (Reuters) - Chesapeake Energy Corp has agreed to release more than 13,000 acres of land leased ...

Exclusive: Ousted Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubrey McClendon Launching Ohio Land Grab

Steve Horn | Posted 08.21.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

Aubrey McClendon's penchant for "land grab" as a business model made the recently-ousted Chesapeake Energy CEO infamous -- and he's at it again for his new start-up hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") company in Ohio's Utica Shale basin.

ALEC Sham Chemical Disclosure Model Tucked Into Illinois Fracking Bill

Steve Horn | Posted 05.01.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

Illinois is the next state on the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)'s target list for putting the oil industry's interests ahead of the public interest.

Controversial CEO Abandons Post

Reuters | Posted 03.31.2013 | Business

* McClendon stepping down April 1 * McClendon to receive $47 million in compensation * Shares rise 9 percent on news of ...

Company To Curb Controversial CEO's Use Of Private Jet

AP | Posted 01.08.2013 | Business

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Chesapeake Energy Corp. disclosed Monday that CEO Aubrey McClendon will not take a bonus for last year and that the company is limiti...

Regulations Won't Make Fracking Safe

J. Mijin Cha | Posted 02.18.2013 | Green
J. Mijin Cha

As long as it is cheaper for companies to pay any fines that may result from regulatory violations than make the necessary operational changes, regulations cannot protect communities from the environmental and health impacts of fracking.

Deepening Doubts About Fracked Shale Gas Wells' Long Term Prospects

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 11.20.2012 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

The oil and gas industry has propagated a vision that fracking unleashes vast amounts of gas which then flows relatively steadily for decades. But a growing mountain of evidence suggests that nothing could be further from the truth.

A 'War on Shale Gas'?

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 10.01.2012 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

Since late 2009, there's been a slowly-growing wave of attacks from the unconventional oil and gas industry on media outlets that cover the controversies surrounding hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and other shale gas practices.

Is The Natural Gas Industry Buying Academics?

www.motherjones.com | Posted 07.31.2012 | College

Last week the University of Texas provost announced he would reexamine a report by a UT professor that said fracking was safe for groundwater after th...

Cuomo Calls for Curbing Money in Politics, But Will Money Influence His Decision on Fracking?

David Halperin | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics
David Halperin

The group of influential people now pushing Cuomo to make New York a leader in getting money out of politics should ask that the Governor apply that principle to his decision on fracking.

Scandal-Ridden Company Basically Didn't Pay Income Tax On Billions In Profits

Posted 07.03.2012 | Business

One scandal-ridden company has managed to essentially avoid paying U.S. income taxes for more than two decades. Since its founding 23 years ago, C...

Major Energy Companies Allegedly Colluded To Avoid Competing

Reuters | Posted 09.01.2012 | Business

By Diane Bartz and Brian Grow WASHINGTON, July 2 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department is probing Chesapeake Energy Corp and Encana ...

A Michigan Landowner Caught Between Energy Giants

Reuters | Posted 08.26.2012 | Green

By Joshua Schneyer and Brian Grow GAYLORD, Michigan June 26 (Reuters) - A Michigan land owner who alleges he was jilted by two of Nort...

Matt Sledge

Romney v. Obama: Who Does Ohio Pick To Make The Most Of Oil and Gas Boom?

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.14.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney told a crowd of Ohioans at a manufacturing company Thursday that President Barack Obama is keeping the state's oil and gas industries down...

Why the Activist Investors in Yahoo! and Chesapeake Travel in Packs

Penny Herscher | Posted 08.13.2012 | Business
Penny Herscher

The answer lies in how inefficient and/or difficult it is to be alone and an outlier on a board. Boards aim to be collegiate, making sure diverse opinions are aired while also providing good financial oversight of the company.

Frackonomics: Debunking the Financial Myths of Fracking

Robin Madel | Posted 08.12.2012 | New York
Robin Madel

It's easy to get taken in by the industry barkers who make promises that seem so great, but when the potential costs are as great as they are in this instance, taking time to look behind the curtain is essential.

What Chesapeake Energy's Financial Scandals Mean for the Rest of Us

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 07.30.2012 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

Given radioactive wastewater, earthquakes, and flammable tap water, one might think that drilling and fracking could not possibly have any more dirty secrets. But here's the biggest secret of all: it's expensive.

Methane Reported In 2 Northern PA Water Wells

AP | Posted 07.22.2012 | Green

CANTON, Pa. (AP) — State environmental regulators say methane had to be vented from a pair of private drinking wells near a northern Pennsylvania na...