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Marcellus Shale

Shale-Shocked

Ellen Cantarow | Posted 03.24.2012 | Green
Ellen Cantarow

This is a story about water, the land surrounding it, and the lives it sustains. But for once, this story isn't about tragedy. It's about a resistance movement that has arisen to challenge some of the most powerful corporations in history.

Health Experts Push EPA To Protect PA Residents With Contaminated Water

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 01.10.2012 | Green

Dimock, Pennsylvania residents may be on the least fun roller-coaster ride ever. For nearly three years, 11 families with tainted water wells in t...

NYC Chefs: Don’t Frack With Our Ingredients

| Posted 01.05.2012 | New York

By John Farley Move over Mark Ruffalo -- Mario Batali has entered the anti-fracking fracas. As the Jan. 11 deadline for public feedback on hydraul...

Marcellus Shale (When It Isn't) Play

Dave Colavito | Posted 02.21.2012 | New York
Dave Colavito

If we can't rely on industry and agencies to be authentic in their word use, or provide us with adequate protection from being fracked, it's fair to ask, what can we rely on them for?

Healthcare and the Marcellus Shale -- Fracking's Consequences in Upstate New York

Lila Nordstrom | Posted 02.19.2012 | New York
Lila Nordstrom

It took ten years to pass a comprehensive 9/11 health bill. Communities that expose themselves to fracking will undoubtedly face even longer waits for care than 9/11 victims did.

Activists Deliver Water To Pennsylvania Town Affected By Fracking

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 12.07.2011 | Green

Environmentalists are setting their sights on a small village in northeastern Pennsylvania and the impact hydraulic fracturing has had on the town. ...

Tom Zeller Jr.

EPA To Expand Federal Oversight Of Fracking Fluids

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 11.23.2011 | Green

The Environmental Protection Agency announced plans on Wednesday to begin developing rules requiring makers and processors of certain chemical cocktai...

Also Ensuring the Common Good

Joe Sestak | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics
Joe Sestak

The role of government is not to strangle rugged individualism, but to encourage it -- while ensuring that the common enterprise, the common good, of our citizens is enhanced and not harmed.

Tom Zeller Jr.

Mark Ruffalo: It's Time To Move On From Fracking And Fossil Fuels

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 12.11.2011 | Green

The debate over natural gas development and hydraulic fracturing, or fracking -- the process of injecting huge volumes of water, sand and chemicals de...

Drought or Deluge: Different Threats, Same Problems

Peter Hanlon | Posted 12.04.2011 | Green
Peter Hanlon

Whether it's the flooded Northeast or drought-stricken Texas, the threats couldn't be more different, but the problems are remarkably the same: Farms are devastated. Power plants shut down. Water supplies are threatened.

Headlines You'll Never Read About Renewables...

Andrew Winston | Posted 10.26.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

Our days of relying on fossil fuels are numbered. That's not a political or moral statement -- it's a scientific one.

Good News For The Gas Industry?

AP | Posted 10.24.2011 | Green

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The U.S. Geological Survey said Tuesday that the Marcellus Shale region contains some 84 trillion cubic feet of undiscovered, recov...

Groups Ask Cuomo To Extend Fracking Review

The New York Times | Posted 10.16.2011 | Green

Environmental groups and some legislators are asking Gov. Andrew Cuomo for a longer public review of a New York State plan to permit a controversial m...

As Stocks Gyrate the Oil Patch and Their Casino Cronies Continue to Strangle the Economy

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 10.15.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

The formation of oil prices in this day and age is a farce, having little and ever less to do with the market disciplines of supply and demand.

'Green News Report' - July 28, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.27.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Science ...

'Green News Report' - July 26, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Despite ...

'Green News Report' - July 21, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.20.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Deadly h...

Bishops, Nuns And Rabbis Debate Fracking

AP | By KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 09.08.2011 | Green

PITTSBURGH -- Bishops, nuns and rabbis are joining the environmental and social debate over natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale region, and ma...

Tom Zeller Jr.

Future Of New York's Fracking Moratorium In Question (UPDATED)

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 08.30.2011 | Green

Environmental groups were up in arms on Thursday as news percolated that New York State's moratorium on natural gas exploration using a contentious te...

Tom Zeller Jr.

For South Africans, An American Tour Of The Fracking Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 08.29.2011 | Green

CALLICOON, N.Y. -- Late last Sunday morning, Doug Stern and Lukie Strydom, farmers from South Africa, shuffled quietly in the parking lot of Lander's ...

Tom Zeller Jr.

Natural Gas Revolution Is Overblown, Study Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 07.12.2011 | Green

A veritable explosion in the number of natural gas wells in the United States in the late 2000's resulted in only modest gains in production, a new st...

The Chamber's Latest on Regulations: Crazy Costs, Mythical Benefits

Rena Steinzor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rena Steinzor

The Chamber of Commerce has issued a breathless report on how many jobs we could save if we did away with environmental, land use, and utility regulations.

It's Time for a Ban on Fracking

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

Fracking threatens our water -- water we use for drinking, farming and bathing -- and the speed with which the industry is developing drilling sites while federal and local governments slowly figure out what to do is disconcerting.

Learn From PA, Don't Frack With New York

Jerrold S. Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerrold S. Parker

If you've ever seen homeowners in Pennsylvania set their tap water aflame as it pours from the faucet, you know the dangers of hydraulic fracturing.

Oscar Nominee Josh Fox Speaks Out About Oil Lobby's Efforts to Crush His Film

Joshua Kors | Posted 05.26.2011 | Entertainment
Joshua Kors

In May 2008, a strange letter appeared in Fox's mailbox. A natural gas company was offering him $100,000 to drill on his property. Instead of signing, Fox decided to investigate, which turned into an Oscar-nominated documentary, Gasland.