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Obama Opened Floodgates for Offshore Fracking in Recent Gulf of Mexico Lease

Steve Horn | Posted 08.28.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogIn little-noticed news arising out of a recent Gulf of Mexico offshore oil and gas lease held by the U.S. Department of In...

ALEC's Fracking Chemical Disclosure Bill Moving Through Florida Legislature

Steve Horn | Posted 04.21.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

The American Legislative Exchange Council's (ALEC) model bill for disclosure of chemicals injected into the ground during the controversial hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") process is back for a sequel in the Sunshine State legislature.

'We Are Not Doing Enough to Counter Climate Deniers' -- Madeleine Albright

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 04.20.2014 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

It seems that despite whatever statistics are presented to show evidence of climate change, a vocal contingency continues to question the findings. It has become an ongoing source of contention and debate.

Let's Stop Trying to Save the Environment; We Aren't Good At It, and It Isn't Working

Harris Silver | Posted 01.04.2012 | Green
Harris Silver

The way to save the environment is to save capitalism. And the way to save capitalism is to understand the role of government in protecting the commons through regulation and policy.

Ken Salazar Says He'll 'Fully Consider' Congressional Input On Fracking Regulations

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Interior Secretary and former Colorado Senator Ken Salazar this week vowed to 'fully consider' congressional input as his department decides whether ...

Exxon Subsidiary Investigated for 13,000 Gallon Fracking Fluid Spill Into Pennsylvania Waterways

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is investigating a 13,000 gallon hydraulic fracturing fluid spill at XTO Energy's natural gas drilling site in Penn Township, PA.

When Truth Is Scarier Than Fiction

Mark Ruffalo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mark Ruffalo

The only way we're going to defeat the gas industry and protect our water is if people become informed about its dangerous ongoing practices on a massive scale.

Water or Gas? Karl Rove, Cheney, and Cohorts Weighing In On Key NY Race

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alison Rose Levy

We can't allow private industry to go unchecked for the sake of profits.

Taking on Karl Rove

Mark Ruffalo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Ruffalo

2010-11-01-frackingflame.jpg Congressman Maurice Hinchey is right to ask questions of gas companies that want to begin using hydraulic fracturing to extract natural gas from deep underground.

Hydraulic Fracturing, Waterworld and the Toxic Avenger

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

Who could forget Kevin Costner's best flick of all time, Waterworld. Melting polar ice caps, mutants, resource-wars, it had it all for those into pos...

Bill Barrett Corp and the Halliburton Loophole Threaten Rockies

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

The use of hydraulic fracturing to get at hard-to-reach hydrocarbon supplies has lots of folks wondering whether the next fossil fuel disaster might happen in the Rocky Mountains.

Weekly Mulch: As risks for oil and gas grow, USSF offers change

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger BP oil has been spilling into the Gulf of Mexico for more than two months, and while attention has focused t...

How Cheney's Loophole is Fracking Up America

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

The chemicals used to extract natural gas are exempt from the Clean Water Act, despite the fact that they can make well water caustic and flammable.