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Tuscaloosa shale drilling revs up in Louisiana and Mississippi

Susan Buchanan | Posted 11.16.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Sept. 16, 2013 edition.) Many northwest Louisiana residents were enriched by Haynesville,...

Trip to the Arctic Refuge Reveals How Far Oil Industry Will Go to Drill Pristine Landscapes

Frances Beinecke | Posted 10.15.2013 | Green
Frances Beinecke

We have successfully beaten back every attempt to exploit the refuge, but that doesn't mean the fight is over. The oil and gas industry is still trying to claim these public lands.

How Oil And Gas Drillers Avoid Paying Royalties

Posted 08.13.2013 | Green

ProPublica's Abrahm Lustgarten reports: Don Feusner ran dairy cattle on his 370-acre slice of northern Pennsylvania until he could no longer turn a...

Trouble In Paradise: The Amazon and the Huaorani

Serena Piper | Posted 08.06.2013 | College
Serena Piper

There's a part of the world in immediate danger. It's a part of the world not often talked about, and unless you're dreaming of traveling there for vacation on some adventurous escape, it probably doesn't come up in day-to-day conversation.

Oil And Gas Industry Exerts Outsized Political Influence In Colorado: Report

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 05.31.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic. DENVER– A report released Thursday by Colorado Ethics Watch describes oil-and-gas industry spending...

'Frack The Future': Halliburton Leads Effort To Clean Up Drilling Fields

The Greeley Tribune | Sharon Dunn | Posted 08.27.2013 | Denver

Halliburton officials last week unveiled their "Frac of the Future" program, which will save the company millions of gallons a year in diesel fuel cos...

Anadarko On Wattenberg Drilling: It's 'A Grand Slam'

The Greeley Tribune | Sharon Dunn | Posted 07.09.2013 | Denver

Oil production out of Weld County has continued to put smiles on corporate officials reporting earnings. Anadarko Petroleum Corp., one of the top two...

Gov.: 'I Am Constantly Attacked For Being In The Pocket Of Oil And Gas'

The Boulder Daily Camera | JOE RUBINO | Posted 07.03.2013 | Denver

Gov. John Hickenlooper has been a lightning rod for the controversy surrounding oil and gas production in Colorado, specifically the industry's use of...

The Energy Boom: American Indians Need Not Apply?

D.A. Barber | Posted 06.30.2013 | Business
D.A. Barber

It may sound a bit quixotic, but has the oil industry -- with profits on a clear upswing -- made a collaborative effort to reach out to the energy boom region's unemployed tribal members?

Climate Activists Are Just Getting Warmed Up

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 04.30.2013 | Green
C. Robert Gibson

The president left town during a historic rally pressuring him to take action to reject a pipeline, in order to play a game based on egregious wasting of natural resources with someone who does business with Anadarko, an oil/gas/pipeline company.

Obama and Keystone XL: The Moment of Truth?

Bill Chameides | Posted 04.01.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

President Obama will soon have to decide whether he will be the "all of the above" president or the "respond to climate change" president.

Latest Shell Debacle in Alaska Part of a Larger Pattern of Risk and Failure

Frances Beinecke | Posted 03.05.2013 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Shell has poured billions of dollars into offshore Arctic drilling, but no matter how much it spends, it cannot make the effort anything but a terrifying gamble. And if Shell, the most profitable company on Earth, can't buy its way to safety in Alaska, nobody can.

Arctic Drilling Proves Dangerous Again

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 03.04.2013 | Green
Miyoko Sakashita

I couldn't help but wonder this week as Coast Guard crews braved Alaska's dangerous seas to regain control of Shell's drilling rig and evacuate its crew: Why is our federal government bending over backwards to let Shell drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean?

John Sununu: We Don't Need No Stinkin' Energy Policy

Bill Chameides | Posted 02.12.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

The oil and gas industry is what it is today thanks in large part to decades of federal support, and America's new and "bright" shale gas-rich future is no exception.

Ecuadorian Indigenous Elders Make Plea to Developed World on 11th Oil Round

Nina Wegner | Posted 01.29.2013 | Impact
Nina Wegner

In the southern Amazon basin of Ecuador, the air is filled with the sound of macaws and the distant sound of thunder. But as soon as next year, the metallic hammering of oil drills may join the chorus. Local indigenous leaders are dead-set on not letting that happen.

Oil Platform Fire Sends Shockwaves Through Gulf On Heels of Record BP Fines

Rocky Kistner | Posted 11.16.2012 | Green
Rocky Kistner

The largest oil spill in America's history should have been a wake-up call. If we refuse to learn from that mistake, it will become a recurring nightmare instead.

Because The East Coast Isn't Disastrous Enough Already

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 11.14.2012 | Business

Science has determined that people need to know 7.5 things per day, on average, about the world of business. You can't argue with science. Lucky for y...

Yet Another Poll Show Latinos Want Political Candidates Who Support Clean Air and Clean Energy

Adrianna Quintero | Posted 12.25.2012 | Green
Adrianna Quintero

Last week, a poll of Latino voters in Colorado again showed that when it comes to environment, Latinos want political candidates who support clean air and clean energy.

GOP Conservationists? You Have to Know Where to Look

Jim DiPeso | Posted 12.24.2012 | Green
Jim DiPeso

Once you hose away the smog emitted by attack ads, partisan operatives, cable bloviators, and talk radio gas bags, you can find elected Republicans who value a clean environment and take the initiative to further the cause.

Gay Rights, Green Jobs, Climate Change And Street Racing: Florida Readers Voice Their Concerns

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

As part of our series on Florida, we asked our Sunshine State readers which issues they're concerned about in their communities. We got a wide range o...

When It Comes to Our Energy Future, Voters Have a Clear Choice

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 12.17.2012 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

We need to build a modern energy system. We can't power a 21st century economy on a 20th century energy system. There should be no debate about that.

Fracking Operations Run Roughshod over Pennsylvania Homeowners

Frances Beinecke | Posted 11.26.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Lawmakers may sit in Harrisburg or Washington and say there is no need for environmental standards, but people living next door to leaking wastewater pits and polluting wells know better.

Legitimate Rape

Jonathan Richards | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

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LOOK: 10 Challenges Facing South Florida's Environment

The Huffington Post | Christiana Lilly | Posted 08.02.2012 | Miami

On Saturday, people around the world will literally be joining hands in a sign of solidarity to protect the planet's oceans. "Hands Across The Sand...

Arctic Birds: Global Travelers at Risk in Rush to Drill

Jane Alexander | Posted 08.27.2012 | Green
Jane Alexander

Well, every story has conflict and conflict is raging in the Arctic now over oil and gas drilling. Enormous oil giants are lobbying furiously for the rights to drill in more and more places with fewer and fewer safeguards.