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Black Tie Protesters at Waldorf Greet Pa. Governor-Elect

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alison Rose Levy

Usually the Pennsylvania Society weekend retreat passes un-noticed by most New York residents, but this time New Yorkers and Pennsylvanians came out in force to protest the gathering, at which the Energy Association and the Marcellus Shale Coalition hosted after-parties.

Shale Drillers May Be Forced to Disclose Fracking Chemicals

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Kall

The drilling of Marcellus, Utica and other Shale natural gas reserves is growing massively, yet, to date, drillers have been allowed to keep secret th...

Green News Report: November 30, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: After fai...

Booming U.S. Gas Industry Becoming an American Energy Exporter

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

We're seeing a tectonic shift in America's dependence on imported energy begin to take hold. In the last weeks a number of major events have taken place that are beginning to shift the balance of energy in significant ways.

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.

Pittsburgh Bans Natural Gas Drilling Over Fracking Threat

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

The Pittsburgh City Council today unanimously adoped a first-in-the-nation ordinance banning corporations from drilling for natural gas within city limits, a direct response to the threats to drinking water.

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.

Amanda Terkel

Progressive Democrat Faces Tough Re-Election Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D), first elected to Congress in 1992, hasn't seen a tough re-election battle since 1994, the year of the Republican revolution ...

Green News Report: September 16, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Primaries ...

Frack Attack

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

Fracking. It's a word you probably hadn't heard a year ago. This week the EPA had to postpone a hearing on the subject because of concerns the venue might not be able to accommodate the 8,000 citizens expected to show.

The Lesson We Can Learn From BP

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kate Kelly

We never want to see our government encounter a disaster where they are so ill-equipped to handle a bad outcome. The task in front of us is to identify anything that could be the next "BP disaster" and warn against it.

Lessons from Dimock, PA: Calling for a Moratorium on Natural Gas Drilling in New York

Mark Ruffalo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mark Ruffalo

Do we take the dirty-energy money and run and screw the consequences? Or do we build something more sustainable that doesn't hurt the people around us? Which do you choose?

Natural Gas Replacing Coal Fired Power Plants -- A Major Step Toward Diminishing CO2 Emissions

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Raymond J. Learsy

According to Shell Oil's Marvin Odum, converting from coal to gas fired electricity plants would eliminate 50% to 70% of current CO2 emissions.

Joe Hoeffel, Pennsylvania Gubernatorial Candidate Calls for Moratorium on Gas-Drilling

Denise Dennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Denise Dennis

Dimock, PA - April 12, 2010 - Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate, Montgomery County Commissioner and former congressman, Joe Hoeffel (D), spent the ...

New York Has a Gas Problem: How Do You Spell Relief?

Dave Colavito | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dave Colavito

Governor Patterson is betting heavily on proceeds from natural gas extracted from New York's Marcellus Shale. However, real concerns exist about what industrializing this area would mean.

Fracking in New York's Marcellus Shale; An Open Forum

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jonathan A. Schein

This week I had the opportunity to moderate and co-produce a panel with the SUNY New Paltz Environmental Task Force, "The Future of Gas Drilling in New York State."

Colorado's Gas Industry Following National Trends; Struggles Due To Prices, Not Regulations

Durango Herald | By Joe Hanel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER - Gov. Bill Ritter has something in common with Sarah Palin. The Colorado Democrat and the Alaska Republican could hardly be more different po...

Governor Paterson's Parting Shot

Dave Colavito | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dave Colavito

Governor Paterson has decided not to run for office in November. I am asking that he take into consideration, in a credible way, the needs of Sullivan County residents who don't have the luxury of running anywhere.

Williams Creates Giant Natural Gas Partnership With Eye Toward Drilling In Colorado

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

TULSA, Okla. — Williams Cos. said Tuesday it will create one of the largest natural gas partnerships in the nation by combining its pipeline and...

State Must End Threat to NYC's Drinking Water

Scott Stringer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Scott Stringer

New York State regulators trail everybody else in protecting New York City's drinking water from natural gas drilling, despite the fact that they alone have the authority to do so.

Don't Take Your Drinking Water for Granted this World Water Day

Scott Dodd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Scott Dodd

Where does your drinking water come from? Natural historian Sidney Horenstein has been asking that question around New York City for decades. The ans...

Bipartisan Support for a National Energy Plan

T. Boone Pickens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
T. Boone Pickens

The lack of a national energy plan has been worrying me for most of my professional career. Beginning in the 70s, I noticed America's oil import numbers were trending in the wrong direction.

Underlying Questions Remain About Natural-Gas Drilling

Susan Cosier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan Cosier

The race to drill for natural gas has never been so furious as it has been over the last few years. Yet, still lingering is the question of whether the process could contaminate groundwater.

The Problem With A Trillion Dollars Of Natural Gas

AP | MARY ESCH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. — Advanced drilling techniques that blast millions of gallons of water into 400-million-year-old shale formations a mile undergroun...