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Natural Gas Fracking

America's Gas Problem

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

President Obama isn't alone believing that the U.S. must have an all-of-the-above energy policy; slowly reducing our use of coal while heavily relying on natural gas and ramping up renewables. The Washington conventional wisdom argues the U.S. can't meet its energy needs, and reduce carbon emissions, without using natural gas as our primary energy source. This perspective has become one of the few points of agreement between Democrats and Republicans. (Although every time there's any disruption in the international oil market, Republicans reprise their "drill, baby, drill" refrain.) But there are problems with this perspective. History teaches that the conventional wisdom is often wrong and dogmatically clinging to it reduces opportunity, in the long run.

Are Natural Gas Exports Moving Too Slowly Or Too Fast?

AP | By MATTHEW DALY | Posted 03.10.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — The debate over exporting liquefied natural gas is intensifying as the Energy Department considers an array of applications to shi...

Fracking Opposition On The Rise In New York

AP | Posted 12.01.2013 | Green

LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — The latest Siena College poll shows 45 percent of New York voters oppose hydraulic fracturing for natural gas and 37 percen...

National Parks Deserve to Be Protected From Oil and Gas Development

Tom Kiernan | Posted 06.25.2013 | Green
Tom Kiernan

We must not allow large-scale oil and gas field development via fracking to pollute and deplete park watersheds, foul park air quality, fragment habitat for park wildlife, and create excessive industrial sound, and light pollution near our parks.

A Conversation About Supply and Demand

T. Boone Pickens | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics
T. Boone Pickens

Over the last five years, our country has taken great steps toward enhancing our energy security. How? By using new technology developed by American companies that offers better access to our plentiful resources.

What's That Smell?

Michael Brune | Posted 05.11.2013 | Green
Michael Brune

Too many people -- especially politicians -- aren't paying attention to the dangers of the current "boom" in natural gas development. Here are three big reasons why we should stop new gas drilling and replace fossil fuels at every opportunity with clean, renewable energy.

Natural Gas' Methane Leaks Damage Its Credibility

Swara Salih | Posted 03.25.2013 | Green
Swara Salih

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.

Fracking Companies Seek Exemption From Democracy

Scott Edwards | Posted 02.19.2013 | Green
Scott Edwards

Each day brings new, irrefutable evidence that fracking is poisoning our communities. But the ban on fracking in Longmont, Colo. was nothing short of heroic given the massive amounts of money thrown about by the oil and gas industry leading up to the November vote.

Who is Josh Fox? And Why Do Pro-Fracking Politicians Fear Him?

Alexia Parks | Posted 08.25.2012 | Green
Alexia Parks

For those politicians running for political office this year who value the vote of this new swing voter, the anti-fracking voter, now might be time to put everything aside and take a look at the latest documentary by Josh Fox.

How Rural America Got Fracked

Ellen Cantarow | Posted 07.21.2012 | Green
Ellen Cantarow

Food or frac-sand: it's a decision of vital importance across the country, but one most Americans don't even realize is being made -- largely by multinational corporations and dwindling numbers of yeoman farmers in what some in this country would call "the real America."

Slow The Frack Down

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.19.2012 | Business

Vikram Pandit's Connecticut house has six and one half bathrooms, which is one less than the number of things you need to know today. Here they are (t...

Fracking and El Rushbo

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 06.06.2012 | Green
Andrew Reinbach

How the gas industry got itself in this fracking mess has a lot in common with how Rush Limbaugh's sneers about Sandra Fluke's contraception may have cost the Republicans the November elections.

James Gerken

Delaware River Basin Fracking Decision Delayed For Now | James Gerken | Posted 11.23.2011 | Green

Environmentalists are cheering after a meeting on the future of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, for natural gas in the Northeast has been postponed...

Fracking in New York State -- Is the Train Out of the Station?

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 08.15.2011 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Most people aren't aware that in the hydro-fracking process -- in addition to the release of gas -- toxins including heavy metals and radioactive materials are also sent into the soil, water, and air.

Marcus Baram

Fracking's Smoking Gun? 'Talking Points' Tell Salesmen How To Mislead Landowners | Marcus Baram | Posted 06.18.2011 | Green

Welcome to "The Watchdog," which will keep a close eye on regulatory agencies and how their actions impact the lives of everyday Americans. Though the...