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Environmental Groups Threaten To Sue EPA Over Fracking Wastewater Rules

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A coalition of environmental groups is threatening to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for not implementing new regulations...

EPA's Common-Sense Climate Measure: Fix Methane Leaks

Earthjustice | Posted 08.25.2015 | Green
Earthjustice

Getting our own house in order by creating a common-sense solution to fix preventable methane leaks should make it easier to build a convincing case for other countries to take meaningful action on climate.

EPA Methane Rule: A Good Start Toward Meeting Administration's Landmark Goal

Mark Brownstein | Posted 08.21.2015 | Green
Mark Brownstein

To understand the impact of these new draft rules, it's important to look at what they do - and what they don't - and measure them against the nation's bold but readily achievable goals set out by the Obama administration earlier this year.

Obama Administration Releases New Rules For Methane Emissions

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Tuesday proposed new standards limiting methane emissions from oil and gas drilling operations, a sign...

Obama To Visit Alaska, But Enviros Cry Foul Over Arctic Drilling

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is traveling to Alaska later this month to visit the front lines of climate change, which he called "one of the ...

Sizing Up EPA's New Voluntary Methane Reduction Program

Mark Brownstein | Posted 07.24.2015 | Green
Mark Brownstein

Did EPA hit the mark - will this program achieve real, measurable, verifiable benefits for the environment? Does it fairly recognize and reward those companies that step up to innovate and lead?

Jeb Bush Wants To Cut All Energy Subsidies

The Huffington Post | Jacob Kerr | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Wednesday that if elected in 2016, he would cut subsidies for both fossil fuels and renewable energy. ...

A Lot Should Happen in 5 Years

Mary Jo Kilroy | Posted 07.17.2015 | Politics
Mary Jo Kilroy

Five years ago, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) was signed into law. Nevertheless, sections of the law still remain to be implemented because of delays in enacting regulations.

Kate Sheppard

Mining Heads Into The Deep Sea, Raising Environmental Concerns

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.07.2015 | Green

Mining in the deep sea for minerals is uncharted territory, but one company is well on its way to making it a reality. Now, the company is trying to c...

Kate Sheppard

Enviros Say Shell's Drilling Plan Could Harm The Pacific Walrus

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A number of environmental groups are asking the Department of the Interior to rescind permission granted to Shell to begin exploratory d...

Oil and Gas Energize U.S. Job Market

Sean McGarvey | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics
Sean McGarvey

The United States energy boom is lifting up our nation's workforce, reducing utility bills for American families, and providing hope and opportunity for long-neglected communities. The family-sustaining jobs that the boom is creating are exactly the type of jobs we need to rebuild the great American middle class.

The New Israeli Government and the Future of its Economic Reforms

Efraim Chalamish | Posted 05.19.2015 | World
Efraim Chalamish

Increasing competition by reducing bureaucracy and opening up local markets to imports calls for better cooperation from Netanyahu, his ministers and various groups in the civil sector, including labor unions and nongovernmental organizations.

Kate Sheppard

Obama Administration Approves Shell's Drilling Plan For The Arctic

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Monday granted conditional approval to Shell to begin exploratory drilling in the Arctic, which the Departme...

Christina Wilkie

Fear Not, Oil And Gas Industry: Mark Begich Hasn't Forsaken You In His New Job

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Sen. Mark Begich has signed on with Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, the law and lobbying firm announced Wednesday. The Alaska De...

Kate Sheppard

EPA Chief Defends Forthcoming Fracking Study, Says It Will 'Add To' Dialogue

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to release a much-anticipated draft study this spring that will examine whether hydrauli...

Could Oil and Gas Inspire Change in Lebanon?

Georges Pierre Sassine | Posted 06.14.2015 | Impact
Georges Pierre Sassine

Today, a group of Lebanese from across the world launched an initiative focused on supporting a vital sector for the future of Lebanon that we hear relatively little about: Lebanon's potential oil and gas industry.

The Game-Changing Water Revolution

James Stafford | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business
James Stafford

"It's not enough anymore to think that if you don't live in a dry state you won't be affected. The water crisis affects us all in many ways. "

Bad Jobs Report Could Be Good For Oil Industry

James Stafford | Posted 06.06.2015 | Business
James Stafford

The Fed has intimated that it will raise interest rates at some point later this year after more than a half-decade of easy money. But the March jobs report suggests that the swift appreciation of the U.S. dollar is starting to cut into job growth.

Kate Sheppard

It's Almost Impossible To Find Data On Oil And Gas Spills In Most States

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.02.2015 | Green

WASHINGTON -- A new report from the environmental group Natural Resources Defense Council has analyzed the data on spills and other violations at oil ...

WATCH: Nebraska Man Asks Oil Commission Just One Question: 'Would You Drink It?'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.28.2015 | Green

James Osborn has just one question: "Would you drink it?" "It" being a mysterious brown sludge -- allegedly fracking fluid -- that Osborn brought i...

Consumers and Industry Both Hurt by Toothless Fracking Rules

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 03.27.2015 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Regulation can be a great reason to behave well, though industry rarely sees it that way. After five years of planning, 1.5 million comments, intens...

Want To Strike It Rich? Now You Can Crowdfund Oil Wells In Texas

Reuters | Posted 05.23.2015 | Green

By Anna Driver HOUSTON, March 23 (Reuters) - Would be wildcatters and investors hoping to strike it rich in oil can now turn to crowd...

Kate Sheppard

Department Of Interior Issues New Rules For Fracking On Public Lands

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Interior released new rules for hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas on public lands in the United States on Friday, t...

Documents Reveal EPA's National Fracking Study Halted by Industry Pressure

Jesse Coleman | Posted 05.05.2015 | Green
Jesse Coleman

Fracking companies had extensive influence over a critical study of the groundwater impacts of fracking, according to insider documents released by Greenpeace.

Kate Sheppard

Interior Department Rolls Out First Rules For Arctic Drilling

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The Obama administration on Friday proposed the first rules for oil and gas drilling in the Arctic. The Department of Interior's Bu...