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The Climate Post: Natural Gas Fracking Under Increasing Pressure

Mason Inman | Posted 07.13.2011 | Green
Mason Inman

A new Duke study found that drinking water near fracking sites had average methane levels 17 times higher than normal. Meanwhile, the Obama administration formed a blue ribbon panel to look into fracking safety.

Tom Zeller Jr.

Natural Gas Revolution Is Overblown, Study Says | 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...

Great Floods Aren't a Fluke -- They're a Taste of a Changing Climate

Bill McKibben | Posted 07.10.2011 | Green
Bill McKibben

There's no one we can shoot to make global warming disappear. But we could, if we wanted to, devote the scale of resources we've spent in the last decade invading Iraq and Afghanistan to the task of retooling our energy infrastructure.

Elise Foley

Dems To Force Vote On Oil Subsidies | Elise Foley | Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Eager to prove that Republicans don't want to end oil subsidies despite public GOP opposition, House Democrats plan to force a vote Thur...

Texas-Sized Challenges Facing Lone Star State Water

Jim Lauria | Posted 06.29.2011 | Green
Jim Lauria

The Lone Star State's water challenges include a huge population, thirsty agriculture, and a massive push to feed our addiction to fossil fuels.

Massive Fracking Spill Finally Stopped After Leaking Chemicals For 2 Days

AP | Posted 06.22.2011 | Green

CANTON, Pa. -- Workers have stopped the flow of drilling fluids from a natural gas well in rural northern Pennsylvania that leaked the chemical-laced ...

Massive Fracking Spill Prompts Company To Suspend Drilling Statewide

AP | Posted 06.21.2011 | Green

CANTON, Pa. -- A natural gas company has suspended "fracking" at all of its wells throughout Pennsylvania until it figures out the cause of a spill in...

Fracking Blowout Causes Massive Spill In Pennsylvania

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.20.2011 | Green

Thousands of gallons of fracking fluid have spilled following an accident at a natural gas well in Pennsylvania, WNEP reports. The Chesapeake Energ...

Weekly Mulch: Cost-Cutting at the Environment's Peril

The Media Consortium | Posted 06.15.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger In Washington, the environment is under attack. The cost-cutting deal that the House passed yesterday strip...

Oil Companies May Have Avoided Paying Billions To Government

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.15.2011 | Green
The Center for Public Integrity

The Huffington Post is a sponsor of the Center for Public Integrity iWatch News by Aaron Mehta Even as leaders grapple with the nation's fiscal trou...

Dan Froomkin

Freshman Republican Breaks Rank On Oil Subsidies | Dan Froomkin | Posted 06.13.2011 | Politics

A freshman Republican congressman from Wisconsin has broken rank with his GOP colleagues by calling on lawmakers to re-evaulate the multi-billion-doll...

New Questions About Gas Being Cleaner Than Coal

ProPublica | Posted 06.12.2011 | Green

One of the main advantages of natural gas is that it is supposed to be far cleaner than oil or coal. However, evidence continues to mount that natural gas is not as clean as we like to think.

Highway to Hell: Why Shale Gas Fracking Is Worse Than Coal for Climate

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 06.11.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

While natural gas is often viewed as a cleaner alternative to conventional fossil fuels -- and is often promoted as a "bridge fuel" by environmentalists and politicians alike -- the new Cornell report explodes this myth.

Should "Frack" Be a Curse Word? A Look at the Hottest New Energy "Solution"

Russ Baker | Posted 06.07.2011 | Green
Russ Baker

However many global warming deniers there are, we already see -- or soon will -- more in a category we might call "fracking enablers." These people as...

Weekly Mulch: The EPA Can Regulate Carbon, For Now

The Media Consortium | Posted 06.08.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger This week, the House voted to shut down the carbon regulation program at the Environmental Protection Agency...

Dan Froomkin

How The Oil Lobby Greases Washington's Wheels | Dan Froomkin | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics

Clout in Washington isn't about winning legislative battles -- it's about making sure that they never happen at all. The oil and gas industry has that...

Green News Report: April 5, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.05.2011 | 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: Breaking:...

Time Got It Wrong: Natural Gas Is No Panacea for Our Energy Crisis

Steve Hallett and John Wright | Posted 06.04.2011 | Green
Steve Hallett and John Wright

We all hope for an easy fix, but there is none. We want scientists to perform miracles so we don't have to give up the conveniences of modern life provided by oil.

Weekly Mulch: Obama Lacks Vision on Energy, Stomach to Defend EPA

The Media Consortium | Posted 06.01.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

President Obama made an energy speech this week that had little new to offer, while on Capitol Hill, Republicans were pushing to relieve the governm...

Will Obama Sell Out the Clean Air Act for a Deal With Congress?

Liz Butler | Posted 05.31.2011 | Green
Liz Butler

The health and welfare of every community in this country and around the world will be jeopardized if Obama allows Congress to gut the Clean Air Act. Shame on you, Mr. President.

Green News Report: March 31, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.31.2011 | 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: Obama's '...

Obama Lays Out Ambitious Clean Energy Plan, Now We Need to Make It a Reality

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.31.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

The nation can meet the president's proposed target through an increased combination of energy efficiency, renewable power, and better use of natural gas.

The Empty Ritual of Energy Speeches

Jeffrey Feldman | Posted 05.30.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Feldman

Every so often -- when gas prices are high, when oil sludge is pouring into the sea, or while a nuclear plant lies smoldering -- the sitting president stands before the American people to call for better energy policy.

Political Fallout: Will Germany Go Nuclear-Free?

Katie Engelhart | Posted 05.28.2011 | World
Katie Engelhart

Germany could well become the first major industrial power to abandon nuclear energy entirely.

"All of the Above" Is No Energy Policy

William S. Becker | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics
William S. Becker

Several times recently, we've heard this argument: When it comes to securing America's energy future, we need "all of the above" -- coal, oil, gas, nuclear, solar, wind, and so on. That is a not an energy policy; it's a cop-out.