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Arkansas Commission Votes To Shut Down Natural Gas Wells

AP | Posted 11.01.2011 | Green

EL DORADO, Ark. -- The Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission on Wednesday voted to ban wells for the disposal of natural gas drilling fluids from a region w...

The Climate Post: Japan, Germany Struggle With Nuclear Power Slowdown

Mason Inman | Posted 09.20.2011 | Green
Mason Inman

With a large share of their nuclear power plants down at the moment, both Japan and Germany are scrambling to meet energy demand and figure out how to get by without nuclear in the future.

Natural Gas Debate Makes Its Way To Washington

Posted 09.19.2011 | Green

Soaring energy costs and demand have prompted providers and consumers across the globe to look more toward accessible sources. For the United State...

New Yorkers Divided Over Fracking Rules

AP | Posted 09.14.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new Siena College poll says New York voters are about evenly split in their opinions of a new state report outlining regulatio...

Stop Your Addiction to Middle East Conflict News

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 09.14.2011 | World
Karin Kloosterman

Arab uprisings, Iran's uranium enrichment, and flotillas to Gaza: The Middle East always seems to be riddled with conflict, and problems, and sometime...

Natural Gas Pains

Dr. Philip Neches | Posted 09.13.2011 | Business
Dr. Philip Neches

Not quite ten years ago, petroleum engineers hit on the idea of combining two well-known techniques -- horizontal drilling and fracking -- to make it ...

Governor Quinn OKs State's First Coal-To-Gas Plant

Posted 09.12.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn Wednesday signed legislation OKing a proposed plant that would convert coal to natural gas, the state's first of its kind,...

The Climate Post: Worldwide Energy Shortages Triggered by Drought, Subsidies

Mason Inman | Posted 09.07.2011 | Green
Mason Inman

As the summer heats up, energy shortages are striking around the world -- including the oil-rich Middle East.

Is the Natural Gas Industry Fracking Itself?

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 09.04.2011 | Green
Mitchell J. Rabin

While much is yet to be discovered about the full effect of hydrofracking, what is known to date would suggest that the gas industry would want to really take a good look at developing a long-term investment strategy of renewable resources, quickly.

The Climate Post: Ailing Economies Push Richer Countries to Tap Emergency Oil Reserves

Mason Inman | Posted 08.31.2011 | Green
Mason Inman

In a move that caught many by surprise, the world's richer oil-importing countries will soon tap into emergency oil reserves.

Tom Zeller Jr.

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

The New York Times Flays Natural Gas to the Cheers of the Oil Industry, OPEC, and Coal Producers

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 08.28.2011 | Media
Raymond J. Learsy

The New York Times has a long history of buttering up the oil industry, an industry that would be a major loser if the projections for shale gas are proven out over time.

The New Thirty Years' War

Michael T. Klare | Posted 08.27.2011 | Green
Michael T. Klare

A 30-year war for energy preeminence? You wouldn't wish it even on a desperate planet. But that's where we're headed and there's no turning back.

Tom Zeller Jr.

Lawmakers Urge Obama To Pursue Energy Security Through Natural Gas | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 08.26.2011 | Green

Eight members of Congress, including several representatives of powerful national security committees, have prepared a letter imploring President Obam...

MIT's Fracking Report Backs Its Donors: Gas Companies

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 08.21.2011 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

I almost gagged on my coffee when I finally got around to reading the corporate sponsored pro-fracking propaganda by MIT on natural gas. Isn't this academic institution embarrassed to sell its reputation to corporations?

Tom Zeller Jr.

Fracking Ridiculous : Natural Gas Lobby Offered Baseball Tickets To Supporters | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 08.10.2011 | Green

Environmental and citizen groups, already concerned about the makeup of a federal subcommittee formed last month to make recommendations for improving...

The Climate Post: OPEC Discord May Be "the Beginning of the End" of the Oil Cartel

Mason Inman | Posted 08.09.2011 | Green
Mason Inman

"Everybody in OPEC is cheating and everyone knows that," an oil analyst told the New York Times.

Drill, Anadarko, Drill: Utah Project Gets OK From Secretary Salazar

AP | JOSH LOFTIN | Posted 08.09.2011 | Denver

SALT LAKE CITY — Federal officials announced Thursday that drilling could soon begin on a natural gas project in eastern Utah that could include...

Tom Zeller Jr.

Federal Fracking Panel Heavy With Industry Influence, Critics Charge | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 08.09.2011 | Green

An environmental group is seeking records from the Department of Energy as part of an effort to uncover the process behind last month's creation of a ...

Alaska Congressman Sponsors Natural Gas-Powered Pork

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Among fiscal Republicans, including former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, energy subsidies are quickly becoming taboo. Palin recently w...

Let's Keep Tap Water Safe From Fracking (Video)

Mark Ruffalo | Posted 08.08.2011 | Green
Mark Ruffalo

My family moved to our quiet farming town on the Delaware River so we could enjoy a simple, healthy life outside of the bustling city. We want to enjoy that peace down the road, and know that the tap water we drink, and bathe our children in, is safe.

Firewater and Fracking: Who Can We Trust?

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 08.08.2011 | Green
Dylan Ratigan

Is natural gas Satan or savior in our quest for energy independence? This is not just a technical question, it is a question that cuts to the very heart of what it means to be an American.

Tom Zeller Jr.

Critics: Federal Arctic Drilling Impact Statement Falls Short ... Again | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 07.23.2011 | Green

The latest attempt by federal regulators to address concerns of environmental groups about plans for oil and gas development off the coast of Alaska a...

Alaska Gasline Failure Disappointing, but No Surprise

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 07.18.2011 | Business
Alaska Dispatch News

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Backers of Alaska's Denali natural gas pipeline project had barely thrown in the economic towel, when some state lawmakers began ...