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Boone Pickens's Plan Full of Hot Air

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

Switching to natural gas is no more attractive an alternative for most American motorists right now than switching to corn-based ethanol or electric power. And until it is, expect natural gas and oil prices to stay disconnected.

Wyoming Fracking Ban:

AP | MEAD GRUVER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — State oil and gas regulators are about to vote on new rules that would require energy companies to disclose the chemicals used ...

Eliot Nelson

Natural Gas Critics Raising A Stink Over Lack Of Oversight | Eliot Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Last Tuesday, not long before Harry Reid unveiled a pared-down energy bill to the Senate, Representative Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.) was the guest of ho...

Colorado Republicans Get The Maddow Treatment For Opposing Fracking Regulation (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Last week, the Colorado Independent reported on a letter from Colorado Republican legislators to the EPA advising the agency not to "stick its nose in...

GOP Opposes Federal Fracking Regs Regardless of Whether EPA Finds Poisoning

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Sirota

In perhaps the most extreme step yet, Republicans in Colorado are demanding the Environmental Protection Agency never regulate fracking, "no matter what a two-year EPA study of the process reveals."

India's Burma Policy Is Not Pragmatism, It's Realism

Matthew Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Matthew Smith

India graciously hosted the Burmese Dictator Than Shwe this week, raising the question as to why the world's largest democracy would welcome one of the world's worst dictators, a man associated with crimes against humanity.

Colordo Oil And Natural Gas Drilling Could

KDVR | Heidi Hemmat | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

FORT LUPTON, Colo. - They say they are living with a ticking time bomb. Karen Androvich and her husband have so much methane gas in their water their ...

Colorado Natural Gas Regulations Now Being Emulated By Other States

The Colorado Independent | David O. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

From Texas to Wyoming to Pennsylvania, a gusher of environmental rules is facing the natural gas industry in the coming months and years, putting Colo...

Disaster Environmentalism? Gulf Oil Slick Makes Climate Negotiations Slippery, Says Utility Exec

Frank Sesno | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frank Sesno

Even before BP capped the oil spill, the Washington Post declared a loss for environmentalists. It's been three months and we haven't seen a cap on carbon, what gives?

Take the Gas Drilling Quiz: What's Your Water Quotient?

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alison Rose Levy

Are downstream city dwellers immune from fracking chemicals in their water supplies? Take action now to ask for environmental impact studies prior to fast tracking.

Fracking, Ibsen and New York City Drinking Water

Deanna Neil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Deanna Neil

The Sweeter Theater Company in New York commissioned me to write a play -- a modern, "green" version of Henrik Ibsen's Enemy of the People.

Natural Gas Replacing Coal Fired Power Plants -- A Major Step Toward Diminishing CO2 Emissions

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Raymond J. Learsy

According to Shell Oil's Marvin Odum, converting from coal to gas fired electricity plants would eliminate 50% to 70% of current CO2 emissions.

Elk Creek Mine Receives Approval To Drill Vents On Roadless National Forest Land

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — A western Colorado coal mine received approval Thursday to drill wells on roadless forest land to vent methane. The drilling at the El...

Colorado Energy Leases Get Few Takers Following Outcry From Environmentalists

AP | JUDITH KOHLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — There were few takers Thursday for proposed oil and gas leases in a northern Colorado mountain valley prized by hunters and anglers. O...

Climate Bill Would Allow States To Veto Offshore Oil Drilling Up To 75 Miles From Coast

AP | MATTHEW DALY and FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — A long-awaited energy and climate bill to be made public on Wednesday would allow states directly affected by offshore drilling to ...

Colorado's Gas Permits Lead Region Despite Environmental Regulations

AP | Dennis Webb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Colorado is poised to have its second busiest year for issuing oil and gas drilling permits despite stricter regulations...

Hydraulic Fracturing, Waterworld and the Toxic Avenger

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

Who could forget Kevin Costner's best flick of all time, Waterworld. Melting polar ice caps, mutants, resource-wars, it had it all for those into pos...

Gulf Awash In 27,000 Abandoned Oil And Gas Wells

AP | JEFF DONN and MITCH WEISS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Leading environmental groups and a U.S. senator on Wednesday called on the government to pay closer attention to more than 27,000 abandoned oil and ga...

Watch out for hydraulic fracturing it might make your hair orange

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

When you have lived in the same place for 20 years and all of sudden your hair turns orange after you wash it, you might be more than a little concern...

Don't Drink the Water: When Lax Regulation Meets Dirty Fuels

Peter Lehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Lehner

As long as we rely on risky fuels like tar sands oil, keeping our communities safe will be an uphill slog. The safest path is to reduce our dependence on these fuels and shift to cleaner alternatives.

Green News Report: July 1, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | 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: BP Disaster n...

The Counterintuitive World of Electricity Economics and Carbon

Gary Liberson, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Liberson, PhD

States with concentrations of coal production will keep producing and keep driving higher prices.

What the Frack: Is Pumping Glass Cleaner Into the Earth Okay?

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

While the natural gas companies might think hydraulic fracturing (or "fracking") is great for their bottom line, the process involves pumping thousands of gallons of toxic chemicals down into the earth.

T. Boone Pickens: Climate Change Bill Is Coming, 'It's Too Important For The Security Of America' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

T. Boone Pickens, the legendary oil investor and, more recently, a devout champion of ending America's reliance on fossil fuels, said on Tuesday that ...

Senate Climate Bill Will Come Before Immigration Bill, Says Harry Reid

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday he is willing to bring up climate change legislation ahead of an immigration bill, a...