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Trump Should Tackle America's Infrastructure Crisis Head On

Daniel Wagner | Posted 02.13.2017 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

This weekend's mandatory evacuation order for residents downstream from California's Oroville Dam is a reminder of what a perilous state so much of Am...

As Dakota Access Protests Escalated, Obama Admin OK'd Same Company for Two Pipelines to Mexico

Steve Horn | Posted 09.20.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogPhoto Credit: C-SPANOn September 9, the Obama administration revoked authorization for construction of the Dakota Access P...

Lambertville, New Jersey, Where Are You? A River Town Confronts the Proposed Construction of the PennEast Pipeline

Wild River Review | Posted 09.14.2016 | Politics
Wild River Review

For almost two years, people have been asking, "Where the heck is Lambertville?" In August, Lambertville awoke when they learned that the pipeline not only threatened to cut through the reservoir's water pipe, but also that PennEast would be blasting within feet of the reservoir itself, threatening to cut off the town's water supply.

The Truth about Pipeline Companies and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission: Communities, Senators and Members of Congress Speak Out

Wild River Review | Posted 08.20.2016 | Politics
Wild River Review

When Dodd Meacham got home, she called the man and learned that, without alerting her or any other landowner, the PennEast consortium had mapped out a route and planned to run a portion of the pipeline through her farm-assessed property in rural Hunterdon County not far from the Delaware River watershed.

FERCenomics

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.28.2016 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya K. van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper In March, a jury awarded $4.3 million to two Pennsylvania families that drank well wate...

The PennEast Pipeline Made Me Do It: Why My Family and I Moved to Solar Energy

Wild River Review | Posted 06.25.2016 | Green
Wild River Review

Solar Panels, Old and New, Starview Hill Farm, Blairstown, New Jersey "There is one forecast of which you can already be sure: someday renewable ener...

Help Shine a Light on FERC

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.25.2017 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya K. van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has been "captured" by the very industr...

Protecting Our Rights Isn't a Pipe Dream

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.01.2017 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya K. van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper Every month, inside the walls of glass and concrete of a Washington, DC, office buildin...

Emails: U.S. Government Facilitated LNG Business Deals Before Terminals Got Required Federal Permits

Steve Horn | Posted 01.03.2017 | Green
Steve Horn

Emails and documents obtained by DeSmog reveal that the U.S. Department of Trade has actively promoted and facilitated business deals for the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry and export terminal owners, even before some of the terminals have the federal regulatory agency permits needed to open for business.

Examining the Fracking Power of FERC

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.22.2016 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya K. van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper A fast-growing web of interstate pipelines to service the fracked-shale-gas industry is...

Clean-Tech Innovation, From the Sexy to the Stodgy

Clint Wilder | Posted 10.12.2016 | Green
Clint Wilder

Instead of a legislated, extremely aggressive renewable portfolio standard target as in California and Hawaii, New York seeks to fundamentally change the way its power market values assets.

The Efficient, Stupid Market for Nuclear Electricity

Llewellyn King | Posted 09.16.2016 | Green
Llewellyn King

When President Obama goes to Paris to plead with the world for action on climate change in December, the market will be undercutting him at home, as more and more electricity is being generated by natural gas for no better reason than it's cheap.

New Jersey Communities Unanimously Say 'No' to the Penn East Pipeline

Wild River Review | Posted 08.17.2016 | Green
Wild River Review

On a Tuesday evening in late July, Dr. Tullis Onstott, Professor of Geosciences at Princeton University -- and in 2007 named one of TIME Magazine's most influential people in the world -- stood in front of the Hopewell Township, New Jersey, Board of Health and swore under oath to "tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth."

Brother of Hillary Clinton's Top Campaign Aide Lobbied for Fracked Gas Export Terminal Co-Owned by Qatar

Steve Horn | Posted 06.30.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Anthony "Tony" Podesta began lobbying in late 2013 on behalf of a company co-owned by ExxonMobil and Qatar Petroleum aiming to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the global market.

Fracking New York: It's Not Over 'Till It's Over

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.01.2016 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

When Governor Andrew Cuomo decided to ban fracking in New York State in December 2014, New Yorkers thought their worries were over. They were wrong.

"Carbon Copy": How Big Oil and King Coal Ghost Write Letters for Public Officials, Business Groups

Steve Horn | Posted 06.17.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

The Billings Gazette has revealed that coal mining company Cloudpeak Energy ghost wrote protest letters to the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) on behalf of allied policymakers and business groups.

Timothy Geithner's Warburg Pincus May Profit from Tar Sands Exports

Steve Horn | Posted 01.14.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Photo Credit: Wikimedia CommonsCross-Posted from DeSmogBlogSeveral environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of State and ...

Labor Day News Dump: FERC Hands Enbridge Permit for Tar Sands by Rail Facility

Steve Horn | Posted 11.01.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

On the Friday before Labor Day -- in the form of an age-old "Friday News Dump" -- the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) handed a permit to Enbridge, the tar sands-carrying corporate pipeline giant, to open a tar sands-by-rail facility in Flanagan, Ill. by early-2016.

Judge Nixes Cove Point LNG Zoning Permit as Dominion Says Will Soon Receive Federal Permit

Steve Horn | Posted 10.26.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogCo-Written with Caroline SelleAn August 6 court decision handed down by Calvert County Circuit Court Judge James Salmon co...

Court: Key Environmental Law Doesn't Apply to Part of Enbridge Keystone XL "Clone"

Steve Horn | Posted 10.19.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

A U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has ruled that Enbridge's 600-mile-long Flanagan South Pipeline, a Keystone XL "clone," is legally cleared to proceed opening for business in October.

Revealed: Heather Zichal Met With Cheniere Executives as Obama Energy Aide Before Board Nomination

Steve Horn | Posted 08.27.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

According to a DeSmogBlog review of White House meeting logs, between 2009 and 2013, the Obama White House held 32 meetings with Cheniere board members and lobbyists.

Recent Federal Court Decision Could Muddy Waters for Keystone XL South, Flanagan South

Steve Horn | Posted 08.25.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

In the Delaware Riverkeeper v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) case, judges ruled that a continuous pipeline project cannot be segmented into multiple parts to avoid a comprehensive National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review. This is what Kinder Morgan proposed and did for its Northeast Upgrade Project.

Heather Zichal, Former Obama Energy Aide, Named to Board of Fracked Gas Exports Giant Cheniere

Steve Horn | Posted 08.20.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogHeather Zichal, former Obama White House Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change, may soon walk ou...

Documents: MD County Housing First East Coast LNG Export Facility Signs Non-Disclosure Deal

Steve Horn | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Co-authored by Steve Horn and Caroline Selle DeSmogBlog has obtained documents revealing that the government of Calvert ...

Energy Industry: Here Is Your Mission for 2014

Peter Gardett | Posted 03.02.2014 | Business
Peter Gardett

One area of the sector, however, has yet to feel the impact of this technology revolution. In 2014, the energy business needs to turn its attention to transportation, transmission and storage.