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Former Health Secretary: 'Don't BS The Public' About Fracking

AP | KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 07.12.2014 | Green

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pennsylvania's former health secretary says the state has failed to seriously study the potential health impacts of one of the nat...

Gulf Stream: Williams Nixes Bluegrass LNG Export Pipeline, Announces New Export Line

Steve Horn | Posted 07.01.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Right before the champagne bottles began popping for activists engaged in a grassroots struggle to halt the construc...

Unmasking Poor Data, Fracking's Real Impact on Global Warming

James Grundvig | Posted 06.28.2014 | Green
James Grundvig

Baseline estimates, such as calculating the maximum load on trucks, ships or planes are critical for engineers to model cause and effect. The Korean f...

ANR Pipeline: Introducing TransCanada's Keystone XL for Fracking

Steve Horn | Posted 06.07.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog When most environmentalists and folks who follow pipeline markets think of TransCanada, they think of the proposed north...

Neighbors Bicker Over Forced Gas Drilling

AP | KEVIN BEGOS and MARC LEVY | Posted 03.31.2014 | Green

NEW BEDFORD, Pa. (AP) — An energy company is dusting off an old, unused state law that can force property owners to accept oil and gas drilling unde...

Kate Sheppard

Marcellus Energy Development Could Pave Over An Area Bigger Than The State Of Delaware

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.25.2014 | Green

Development of natural gas and wind resources in the Marcellus shale region could cover up nearly 1.3 million acres of land, an area bigger than the s...

Documents: MD County Housing First East Coast LNG Export Facility Signs Non-Disclosure Deal

Steve Horn | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Co-authored by Steve Horn and Caroline Selle DeSmogBlog has obtained documents revealing that the government of Calvert ...

Size Matters: Finding Sustainable Solutions in Smaller Places

Rob Lovelace | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Rob Lovelace

In the meantime, Dickinson and other forward thinking colleges and universities around the world are busy educating and inspiring the generation on whose watch the SDGs will either succeed or fail.

Gas Drilling Decision Leaves Future Uncertain

AP | By MARK SCOLFORO and MARC LEVY | Posted 02.19.2014 | Green

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The energy industry and policy makers in Pennsylvania, the heart of the nation's gas drilling boom, are thinking about their ...

Some Anti-drilling Activists Change Tactics, Tone

AP | KEVIN BEGOS and MICHAEL RUBINKAM | Posted 10.07.2013 | Green

PITTSBURGH -- PITTSBURGH (AP) — For years, activists have warned that fracking can have disastrous consequences — ruined water and air, sickened p...

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...

Farm Aid and MakerFaire: Go Forth and Be Fertile, Not Futile!

Kerry Trueman | Posted 11.26.2013 | Green
Kerry Trueman

We can imagine a future filled with homegrown, sustainable solutions to our food and energy needs. That vision infused Farm Aid, and I saw it again the next day at MakerFaire.

Kate Sheppard

New York Enviros To Obama: No Fracking Way!

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics

Anti-fracking activists confronted President Barack Obama as he toured upstate New York on Friday. Organizers reported that more than 500 protesters s...

Gas Production Growing Rapidly In Marcellus Shale Region

AP | KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 10.15.2013 | Green

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Marcellus Shale natural gas production is rising even faster this year than energy experts had predicted, and that's having a nati...

Exclusive: Censored EPA PA Fracking Water Contamination Presentation Published

Steve Horn | Posted 10.05.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

What were the EPA's motives for doing an about-face on a key multi-year taxpayer subsidized study?

Gas Drilling Bill 'Incredibly Out Of Touch With Reality,' Opponents Say

AP | By KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 09.01.2013 | Green

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Oil and gas royalty owners and an environmental group in Pennsylvania said Monday that legislation awaiting Gov. Tom Corbett's sig...

Water at Risk: Stop Fracking in Illinois

Mattias Wallander | Posted 08.17.2013 | Green
Mattias Wallander

Illinois' environmental groups conceded it was better to push for regulations than to go for an outright statewide ban of fracking. Will permits and disclosure of chemicals be enough to make fracking safe in Illinois?

New Yorkers Reject Fracking One Town at a Time

Richard Schiffman | Posted 07.15.2013 | New York
Richard Schiffman

New Yorkers worried about fracking have been looking at the impact it has had on their neighbors in Pennsylvania. Increasingly, they don't like what they see there.

Interview: Energy Investor Bill Powers Discusses Looming Shale Gas Bubble

Steve Horn | Posted 07.08.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

The well production data that Powers picked through on a state-by-state basis demonstrates a "drilling treadmill." That means each time an area is fracked, after the frackers find the "sweet spot," that area yields diminishing returns on gas production on a monthly and annual basis.

The Gas Bubble

J Henry Fair | Posted 06.05.2013 | Green
J Henry Fair

To understand the hydro-fracking bubble, there are some things one must know: each well only produces a little gas, reserves were significantly overstated at the beginning of the game, and most important: Wall Street is very invested and wants its money out.

Voluntary Standards Don't Make Fracking Safe

J. Mijin Cha | Posted 05.22.2013 | Green
J. Mijin Cha

The Center's efforts don't really change whether fracking can be done safely. What happens to fracking operators that aren't certified or who violate a performance standard?

State Department Keystone XL Study Done by Oil Industry-Connected Firm with Big Tobacco, Fracking Ties

Steve Horn | Posted 05.12.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

Flying in the face of the slew of scientific studies both on the harms of burning tar sands and on the KXL itself, State determined that laying down the pipeline is environmentally sound.

Ed Rendell Intervened for Fracking Giant Range Resources to Stop Texas EPA Water Contamination Case

Steve Horn | Posted 04.23.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

A recent investigation appears to connect the dots between shadowy lobbying efforts by shale gas fracking company Range Resources, and the Obama EPA's decision to shut down its high-profile lawsuit against Range for allegedly contaminating groundwater in Weatherford, Texas.

$1 Million Grant To Study Fracking Health Impacts

AP | Posted 08.29.2013 | Green

DANVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania health company says it has gotten a $1 million grant to study possible health impacts of natural gas drilling on...

Lynne Peeples

Fracked And Fractured: Pennsylvania Residents Gambling On Natural Gas Drilling

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.27.2013 | Green

POINT MARION, Pa. -- Dave Cogar counts down the days until he's fracked. Through a haze of cigarette smoke at the Brass Rail bar here, he laments ...