It works for oil and natural gas, so why not frack for uranium too? After all, America relies on foreign uranium just like it depends on foreign oil.
And Now, FINALLY, Some Good News: US Cut Carbon in 2012! reports Suzanne Goldenberg at the UK Guardian, to 1994 levels by increasing energy efficien...
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We go underground this week with 5280 assistant editor Chris Outcalt to learn a thing or two about fracking. You know, hydraulic fracturing. It's what that new movie with Matt Damon is all about (we think).
Angela Monti Fox is a psychotherapist and social worker by vocation, but she's also an activist by what you might call an accident of birth -- she's the mother of filmmaker Josh Fox, whose 2010 Emmy award-winning documentary Gasland exposed the perils of hydraulic fracturing.
With easily apparent deep-seated roots dating back to the halcyon days of Big Tobacco, the DOE's NERA selection raises the question: Can one view the NERA/Obama DOE economic findings on LNG exports as anything but a deeply cynical PR ploy?
Making the U.S. a global clean energy leader will ensure a heck of a lot more jobs, and a clean, safe future.
Private landowners in Pennsylvania likely reaped more than $1.2 billion in royalties from natural gas drilling last year, according to an AP analysis....
Without full disclosure from the gas companies about the chemical cocktail used in the fracking process, and strong regulations to protect the health and welfare of citizens, would you let your child play near that gas tower?
On top of its looming decision on the Keystone XL, it's likely that the Obama administration will make a final decision on whether or not to greenlight shale gas exports sometime in 2013. The policy agenda is about to heat up in the energy and environment policy arenas inside the Beltway.
Just a few months ago, we witnessed New York and New Jersey swallowed up by our still-rising oceans. Our continuing nationwide drought, after the hottest year on record, is clear evidence that our planet is not healing, but is hurtling towards greater climate disruption.
Fracking has received the full Hollywood treatment with Promised Land, a film starring and co-written by Matt Damon, one of Hollywood's biggest and most respected stars. But is Damon's name enough to convince people to see a movie revolving around natural gas drilling?
Drought and fracking clearly don't mix. Will America's shale revolution soon run out of water?
Just as the natural gas industry must mitigate the poisonous effect hydrofracking has on our aquifers, it must also ensure accidental methane emissions are kept to a minimum. Only then could it serve to help steer our society away from coal and petroleum based energies.
On Nov. 12, the world took notice when The International Energy Agency released its annual World Energy Outlook, which captured headlines worldwide with its prediction that by 2020 the U.S. would overtake Saudi Arabia as the largest global oil producer.
At some point, the DEC will have to make a decision on whether to allow fracking and the EPA will have to address the environmental consequences of the practice. How they decide these issues will indicate whether or not our institutions are still independent.