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Got Science? Will Oklahoma Finally Get Serious About Fracking-Related Earthquakes in 2016?

Pamela Worth | Posted 02.09.2016 | Science
Pamela Worth

For years, Oklahoman homes and nerves have been rattled by a series of ever-more-frequent earthquakes: in 2015 alone, 857 earthquakes in the state registered 3.0 or more on the Richter scale. Today, it's not just homes being shaken up.

The Oil Lobby Has A Pretty Predictable Response To Obama's Oil Tax Proposal

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 02.04.2016 | Business

The White House said Thursday afternoon that it would propose a $10 per barrel tax on oil in the budget it sends to Congress, and the oil lobby was q...

There Are Now More Solar Jobs In America Than Oil Extraction Jobs

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 01.14.2016 | Business

Solar is the energy employer of the future -- or at least that's how the numbers look today.  A new report on the state of the solar industry ou...

Drilling in Big Cypress: Rejected Bush Plan to Purchase Florida Mineral Rights Looks Genius in Retrospect

Elizabeth Glass Geltman | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics
Elizabeth Glass Geltman

My how perspective changes! On May, 29th 2002, President George W. Bush and his brother, then Florida Governor Jeb Bush, proposed the federal purchase...

Oil Prices Have Hit An 11-Year Low, And That's Exactly What Saudi Arabia Wants

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 12.21.2015 | Business

The last time oil was this cheap, the world was in the middle of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. As the price of oil falls bel...

Hillary Clinton Says She's Unaware Of Receiving $150,000 In Oil & Gas Contributions

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics

At a campaign stop in Iowa on Wednesday, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton claimed to be unaware that she'd ever received campaign...

Better Regulation of Oil & Gas Drilling in National Parks

Elizabeth Glass Geltman | Posted 12.17.2015 | Green
Elizabeth Glass Geltman

The National Park Service (NPS) recently proposed revisions to regulations governing oil and gas drilling in national parks, the so-called 9B regulati...

Jeb Bush To Roll Out Energy Plan At Company With A History of Violations

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush plans to release his energy policy at an event near Pittsburgh on Tuesday, and the site...

Feds Decide Not To Add Greater Sage Grouse To Endangered Species List

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Tuesday that it will not be adding the greater sage grouse to the federal endangered speci...

Oil & Gas Producers' Profitability Is Down

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 09.21.2015 | Business
Mary Ellen Biery

In addition to slower revenue growth and cascading margins, liquidity is another area of softness to watch in the oil and gas industry.

Interior Secretary Defends Fossil Fuels: 'You Can't Just Cut It Off Overnight'

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Tuesday defended fossil fuel development on public lands, as the Obama administration faces incr...

Obama Administration Facing More Opposition to Atlantic Drilling Plans

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is facing increased pressure to change his position on drilling in the Atlantic Ocean -- and not just from envir...

Oil Industry Gets Help On Undermining Ozone Standards From A Well-Informed Source

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to lower limits on ozone pollution has been fraught with controversy. But opponents of l...

Kerry On Arctic: 'We're Not Going To Suddenly Be Weaned From Oil'

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.04.2015 | Politics

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In Alaska, Obama Highlights Climate Change While His Decisions Draw Accusations Of 'Hypocrisy'

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.01.2015 | Politics

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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...