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Salazar: BLM Drilling Permits On The Rise

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel | Dennis Webb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says the Bureau of Land Management expects to process 7,200 oil and gas drilling permits this year, up from about 5,000...

GOP Gov Faces Criticism After Declining To Fire Official For Using Nazi Slur

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is facing criticism for declining to fire a state official who recently made a Nazi slur, Lancaster Online reports. ...

Natural Gas Industry Needs to Clean up Its Act

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Natural gas as it is currently produced and distributed has significant, avoidable downsides.

Quinn Vetoes Coal Plant Bailouts

Jack Darin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jack Darin

Quinn has long been a champion for clean energy and for consumers, and the special interest legislation for Leucadia and Power Holdings were bad for both.

Gasland Director Josh Fox Slurred by Pennsylvania Energy Official

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alison Rose Levy

Ted Borawski, a geologist, is quoted making an anti-semitic comment about filmmaker, Josh Fox, director of the Oscar-nominated documentary Gasland.

It's Time for a Ban on Fracking

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

Fracking threatens our water -- water we use for drinking, farming and bathing -- and the speed with which the industry is developing drilling sites while federal and local governments slowly figure out what to do is disconcerting.

Budget Wars in Washington: The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Just as the futuristic Jetsons and the Stone Age Flintstones met up in the 1987 cartoon, "The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones," two camps with wildly different mindsets are meeting on the floors of Congress.

Former Bush Official: 'Fracking' Exemption Went Too Far

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ProPublica, March 9, 2011, 12:21 p.m. by Abrahm Lustgarten When Benjamin Grumbles was assista...

Colorado Coal And Natural Gas Industries Fight Over Who's Cleanest

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

Colorado's coal industry is on fire lately, going after natural gas producers with gusto in the wake of last year's controversial Clean Air, Clean Job...

Oil, Gas Companies Now Eying El Paso County As Well

Colorado Springs Gazette | DEBBIE KELLEY and R. SCOTT RAPPOLD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

East of Colorado Springs, past a landfill, a motocross track, a shooting range and scattered farms, is Rob DeMasters' retirement nest egg. A few ye...

1.3 Million Gallons Of Diesel Fuel Into The Ground? State Looking Into Accusations

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) is investigating claims made in a congressional report regarding the injection of diesel fuel...

Tim DeChristopher Deserves the Medal of Freedom Today, Not a Prison Sentence

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Instead of being convicted on two felony accounts for placing bids and disrupting an auction for pristine wilderness, DeChristopher should have been receiving our nation's highest honor

So When Does the Sputnik Moment Begin?

Susan Deily-Swearingen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Deily-Swearingen

Why do we continue to funnel money into programs like additional gas wells in the New York State watershed instead of embracing newer, cleaner programs like wind and solar?

University Of Colorado-Denver School Of Public Health Releases 2nd Draft Of Battlement Mesa Study

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Colorado School of Public Health released a second draft this week of a study on the likely health effects of natural gas development at the Battl...

Global Warming and the Middle East

Gary Liberson, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gary Liberson, PhD

Whether the issue is security, sustainability or global warming, there is a single truth: We must stop our dependence on foreign oil. Every President...

New York Times: Natural Gas Industry Running Amok, Insufficient Protections From Poisoned Water and Air

Rocky Kistner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

It appears the fossil fuel industry just keeps on giving... disasters. My NRDC colleague Amy Mall reports that a major New York Times investigation to...

Did the Gas Industry Censor the Wall Street Journal?

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alison Rose Levy

When the article was published on Friday night, it was the first time an industry spokesperson deployed a shift in strategy from the industry's standard denials.

Weekly Mulch: Why Natural Gas Companies Fear Josh Fox, Gasland, and the Oscars

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger The natural gas industry is afraid that Josh Fox, director of the muckraking film Gasland, might win an Os...

Learn From PA, Don't Frack With New York

Jerrold S. Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerrold S. Parker

If you've ever seen homeowners in Pennsylvania set their tap water aflame as it pours from the faucet, you know the dangers of hydraulic fracturing.

Is Gas the Solution to Our Coal Problem? Seriously?

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alison Rose Levy

It would be unfortunate if the environmental community divided itself by making gas the solution to the coal problem. It's entire lifestyle from extraction to use needs to be considered for environmental damage, health risk, and costs.

The "Inconvenient Truth" Behind Gasland

Bill Shireman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Shireman

Demonizing natural gas as no better than coal would not only damage the environment, but severely set back our efforts to protect the climate and put a price on carbon.

Mr. Ruffalo and Mr. Fox Go to Washington, Ask for Moratorium on Fracking

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alison Rose Levy

Two ordinary citizens head to Washington, D.C. today with a message for the President and Congress. Their message is simple: "Please keep our drinking water safe."

Gasland Attack Group 'Energy In Depth' Funded By Major Oil and Gas Interests

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

Perhaps Energy In Depth thinks it might lose credibility with the media and the public if it revealed such key support from notoriously reckless companies. Perhaps it should.

Natural Gas and America's Clean Energy Future

Bill Ritter, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Ritter, Jr.

Natural gas has many applications, for utilities, transportation and other energy needs. It can and must be a major part of our energy future -- along with wind, solar, biofuels, clean coal, nuclear, energy efficiency measures, and other technologies.

County Cuts Deal With Natural Gas Company To Slow Drilling Expansion

Glenwood Springs Post Independent | John Colson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Garfield County on Tuesday accepted a proposed settlement from Antero Resources, and agreed to withdraw its formal interventions in Antero's plans for...