Before environmental lobbyists and legislators push a hydraulic fracking bill through the Illinois legislature, they need to sit down with farmers in Clinton County and learn how well regulations defended their water, farms and cankered lives from the contamination of coal slurry.
With almost no laws in place to protect the public from the known -- and very scary -- dangers associated with the controversial oil and gas extraction technology, communities across Illinois are in harm's way.
If the Obama Administration wants to provide any real protection for our air, water and climate, Secretary Jewell should withdraw these regulations a second time and go back to the drawing board.
Gasland 2 screened yesterday in Normal, IL and DeSmogBlog was there to gain a sneak peak of the documentary set for a July 8 HBO national premiere.
DeSmogBlog partnered with Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Mark Fiore to produce this spoof video in the vein of Francis Ford Coppola's "Apo...
We're At 400 PPM - Last Time THAT Happened, the Arctic was 14oF Warmer, says a new study, reports Joe Romm at Climate Progress, indicating the planet ...
Given the myriad ties that bind, it's tough to fathom any other decision being made by the DOE on Freeport or any other LNG export terminal from here on out. And the ecological consequences of that will be disastrous.
Journalist Renowned for his Coverage of Fracking Discusses His Book, Which Is Nominated For Prestigious NYPL Award. By ANGELA MONTEFINISE When veter...
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced last week that carbon dioxide concentrations at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii surpassed the milestone 400 parts per million for a sustained period.
New Yorkers worried about fracking have been looking at the impact it has had on their neighbors in Pennsylvania. Increasingly, they don't like what they see there.
Dozens of fracking waste injection-caused earthquakes have occurred in Faulkner County, with 12 small quakes in a five-day period back in October 2010, another ten quakes in a single day in November 2010 and a sizeable 4.7 magnitude quake shaking things up in February 2011.
It's no surprise an administration as tied to Wall Street as this one is taking the side of the financial sector. But it's even worse: If the administration has its way, neither Congress nor any government official, elected or appointed, would have any say in the matter.
By 2050, California & Southwest Could Have 100% Dry Years NASA Says, reports Climate Progress, according to a NASA analysis, which basically lays out ...
The well production data that Powers picked through on a state-by-state basis demonstrates a "drilling treadmill." That means each time an area is fracked, after the frackers find the "sweet spot," that area yields diminishing returns on gas production on a monthly and annual basis.
Politicians use accounting tricks to make us think their paltry efforts are worth a damn. For one, they dilute the annual impact of climate pollution by spreading it over 100 years. If we don't make serious progress within the decade, however, what we do afterward will be moot.
A natural gas pipeline from New Jersey to New York: sane or insane? It could be a marriage made in economic heaven.