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Falling Oil Prices Reveal America's Fracking Trap -- And Saudi Arabia's Continued Energy Dominance

Alexis Crow | Posted 01.04.2015 | World
Alexis Crow

Far from leading America to a future of energy independence, the fracking boom has locked the country into a high-cost game.

Fracking's Deadly Side Effect

AP | By KEVIN BEGOS and JONATHAN FAHEY | Posted 07.05.2014 | Green

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Booming production of oil and natural gas has exacted a little-known price on some of the nation's roads, contributing to a...

Are Natural Gas Exports Moving Too Slowly Or Too Fast?

AP | By MATTHEW DALY | Posted 03.10.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — The debate over exporting liquefied natural gas is intensifying as the Energy Department considers an array of applications to shi...

Ohio Announces New Rules For Frackers

AP | Posted 11.30.2013 | Green

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A list of toxic chemicals used by Ohio shale drillers must be made available locally to governments, first responders and resi...

'Gasland' Sequel Targets Drilling Industry Influence

AP | MICHAEL RUBINKAM | Posted 07.06.2013 | Green

-- Josh Fox galvanized the U.S. anti-fracking movement with his incendiary 2010 documentary "Gasland." Now he's back with a sequel – and this t...

Energy Experts Say Drilling Could Be Made Cleaner

AP | By KEVIN BEGOS and SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 02.09.2013 | Green

PITTSBURGH (AP) — In the Colorado mountains, a spike in air pollution has been linked to a boom in oil and gas drilling. About 800 miles away on the...

From Fracks to Riches

The European Magazine | Posted 01.05.2013 | World
The European Magazine

Despite all the hopes of sun and win enthusiasts, the real revolution in the energy world has been driven by old-style fossil fuels. Shale gas now dominates global energy policy.

The Next Cold War?

AP | KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 11.30.2012 | Green

PITTSBURGH -- The Kremlin is watching, European nations are rebelling, and some suspect Moscow is secretly bankrolling a campaign to derail the West's...

How Rural America Got Fracked

Ellen Cantarow | Posted 07.21.2012 | Green
Ellen Cantarow

Food or frac-sand: it's a decision of vital importance across the country, but one most Americans don't even realize is being made -- largely by multinational corporations and dwindling numbers of yeoman farmers in what some in this country would call "the real America."

U.S. Shale Boom Causes Rise In Waste Gas Pollution

Reuters | Posted 07.03.2012 | Green

* Gas flaring rises for first time since 2008-World Bank * Energy producers burn $100 bln of unused gas a year * World f...