The oil and gas industries have a long history in California and as it becomes more difficult to extract oil buried deep in rock and shale they are increasingly turning to extreme drilling methods that are inherently more dangerous and even more toxic.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.
All we really need to know is that passing H.R. 1314 essentially puts the omnibus, 29-chapter Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement onto the fast track, where Congress members don't get a chance to deliberate or discuss it on the floor of the House.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. ...
So much for past assertions -- not just from fossil fuel companies but also from Obama administration officials -- that no instance of drinking water contamination has ever been documented.
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The EPA admits that fracking has been found to contaminate water, but its incomplete analysis and false characterization of its findings greatly downplays the severity of the problem. Industry's pressure on the agency has politicized what is a basic public health concern.
Which is more important to Americans - water, or hydro-power?
Last week I met a young man who is about to major in environmental engineering. When he found out I blog about climate change, his first question was, "Is it already over?" Clearly he intended to be provocative.
Let's be clear. The EPA is doing its job. The Congress asked for a report on the effects of fracking on water and they got it. Case closed, right? The problems with this approach are so numerous as to be called widespread.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's review of fracking's threats to water quality was met with exaltation from the oil industry for this principal finding: "We did not find evidence that [fracking has] led to widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources in the United States."
IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Republican Rick Perry and Democrat Lincoln Chafee enter the 2016 race; Maryland bans fracking; Texas and Oklahoma ban fracking bans.
With gasoline prices relatively low — and natural gas supplies holding down electricity prices, at least in the United States — there has never been a better time to introduce progressive climate policies in the form of carbon pricing. Unfortunately, none of us should hold our breath waiting for that to happen.
Americans' Exposure To Heat Extremes Could Rise 6-Fold By 2050 - exposing vastly more Americans to dangerous heat waves due to a combination of rising temperatures and rapid population growth in the South and West, a new study warns.
A DeSmog investigation has uncovered the identity of a land agent and the contract company he works with that allegedly offered to buy an Iowa farmer the services of two teenage sex workers in exchange for access to his land to build the controversial proposed Dakota Access pipeline.
Clinton will probably have an easy time getting endorsements from beltway green groups hoping to gain influence. But as Pat Quinn learned in Illinois, and Mark Udall learned in Colorado, promoting regulated fracking is a tough sell to environmental voters no matter what endorsements a candidate can brag about.