On December 20, both chambers of the U.S. Congress passed a little-noticed bill to expedite permitting for hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") on public lands in the Bakken Shale basin, located predominantly in North Dakota.
An Illinois ban on fracking is inevitable. The question is whether it will happen before or after a major fracking disaster.
If fast-track legislation were approved by Congress, the president would be able sign the TPP and then send it to Congress for straight up-or-down vote -- with no room for amendments and limited floor debate. If that sounds backwards, it's because it is.
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After an online leak forced him to advance state budget roll-out press conferences in Sacramento, Los Angeles, and San Diego from from Friday to Thursday, Governor Jerry Brown unveiled his new Prop 30 surplus era California budget proposal and set up a likely tug of war over spending with fellow Democrats.
President Obama has famously vowed to fight climate change. But where's the decisive action? From weak power plants emissions rules to an "all of the above" energy strategy that paves the way for dirty new oil and gas production, the Obama administration just hasn't stood up to big polluters.
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On the same day a BNSF oil train derailed and exploded in Casselton, North Dakota, Warren Buffett -- owner of holding company giant Berkshire Hathaway, which owns BNSF -- bought a major stake in pipeline logistics company Phillips Specialty Products Inc.
Hannity's cure for the nation's ills is to drill and mine every square inch of American land and waters for oil and natural gas. It is a scary vision because it is the polar opposite of the principle strategy needed to reduce the chances of global warming-related calamity.
Whlle foreign investment might seem like the silver bullet for Peña-Nieto and many of his allies, I wonder if this move might exacerbate some or all of Mexico's ailments.
Person after person chided DNR for the weak rules and many declared that fracking cannot be made safe. Governor Pat Quinn and the legislature are grossly out of touch with the views of the public expressed at the hearings.
Young college students today have far more power than you realize. You are the first generation that isn't just fighting for your grandkids, or for your children per say -- but for your own future.
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Not only is he massively favored for the re-election campaign for an historic fourth term as governor of California, which he, in his inimitable fashion, has not yet announced, he is even being touted for president.
there's a fork in this controversial pipeline system that has largely flown under the radar: TransCanada's Houston Lateral Pipeline, which serves as a literal fork in the road of the southern half of Keystone XL's route to Gulf Coast refineries.