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.
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.
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.
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.
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.