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Obama Lays Out Ambitious Clean Energy Plan, Now We Need to Make It a Reality

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.31.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

The nation can meet the president's proposed target through an increased combination of energy efficiency, renewable power, and better use of natural gas.

The Empty Ritual of Energy Speeches

Jeffrey Feldman | Posted 05.30.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Feldman

Every so often -- when gas prices are high, when oil sludge is pouring into the sea, or while a nuclear plant lies smoldering -- the sitting president stands before the American people to call for better energy policy.

Political Fallout: Will Germany Go Nuclear-Free?

Katie Engelhart | Posted 05.28.2011 | World
Katie Engelhart

Germany could well become the first major industrial power to abandon nuclear energy entirely.

"All of the Above" Is No Energy Policy

William S. Becker | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics
William S. Becker

Several times recently, we've heard this argument: When it comes to securing America's energy future, we need "all of the above" -- coal, oil, gas, nuclear, solar, wind, and so on. That is a not an energy policy; it's a cop-out.

Fracking Tide Turns -- Frackers Get Mean

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 05.28.2011 | Green
Andrew Reinbach

The PR tide seems to be turning against fracking, and predictably, the political rhetoric from the gas industry and its allies is turning nasty.

Up in Smoke -- The Insanity of Our Energy Policy

Daniel Dicker | Posted 05.27.2011 | Green
Daniel Dicker

We are literally throwing away our domestic energy supplies. It's just more profitable to throw away the gas to get at the more expensive crude oil.

U.S. Opens 750 Million Tons Of Coal To Mining

AP | MEAD GRUVER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced plans Tuesday to auction off vast coal reserves in Wyoming over the next five months, unle...

Green News Report: March 17, 2011 (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: Crisis i...

Fukujima Asks: Where Is U.S. Energy Policy Headed?

Daniel Dicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Daniel Dicker

The frightening images and possible real fallout from the nuclear plants in Japan force us to refocus on our own energy plans. Is nothing safe? Is ou...

Salazar: BLM Drilling Permits On The Rise

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel | Dennis Webb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says the Bureau of Land Management expects to process 7,200 oil and gas drilling permits this year, up from about 5,000...

GOP Gov Faces Criticism After Declining To Fire Official For Using Nazi Slur

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is facing criticism for declining to fire a state official who recently made a Nazi slur, Lancaster Online reports. ...

Natural Gas Industry Needs to Clean up Its Act

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Natural gas as it is currently produced and distributed has significant, avoidable downsides.

Quinn Vetoes Coal Plant Bailouts

Jack Darin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jack Darin

Quinn has long been a champion for clean energy and for consumers, and the special interest legislation for Leucadia and Power Holdings were bad for both.

Gasland Director Josh Fox Slurred by Pennsylvania Energy Official

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alison Rose Levy

Ted Borawski, a geologist, is quoted making an anti-semitic comment about filmmaker, Josh Fox, director of the Oscar-nominated documentary Gasland.

It's Time for a Ban on Fracking

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

Fracking threatens our water -- water we use for drinking, farming and bathing -- and the speed with which the industry is developing drilling sites while federal and local governments slowly figure out what to do is disconcerting.

Budget Wars in Washington: The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Just as the futuristic Jetsons and the Stone Age Flintstones met up in the 1987 cartoon, "The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones," two camps with wildly different mindsets are meeting on the floors of Congress.

Former Bush Official: 'Fracking' Exemption Went Too Far

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ProPublica, March 9, 2011, 12:21 p.m. by Abrahm Lustgarten When Benjamin Grumbles was assista...

Colorado Coal And Natural Gas Industries Fight Over Who's Cleanest

Colorado Independent | David O. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado's coal industry is on fire lately, going after natural gas producers with gusto in the wake of last year's controversial Clean Air, Clean Job...

Oil, Gas Companies Now Eying El Paso County As Well

Colorado Springs Gazette | DEBBIE KELLEY and R. SCOTT RAPPOLD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

East of Colorado Springs, past a landfill, a motocross track, a shooting range and scattered farms, is Rob DeMasters' retirement nest egg. A few ye...

1.3 Million Gallons Of Diesel Fuel Into The Ground? State Looking Into Accusations

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) is investigating claims made in a congressional report regarding the injection of diesel fuel...

Tim DeChristopher Deserves the Medal of Freedom Today, Not a Prison Sentence

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Instead of being convicted on two felony accounts for placing bids and disrupting an auction for pristine wilderness, DeChristopher should have been receiving our nation's highest honor

So When Does the Sputnik Moment Begin?

Susan Deily-Swearingen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Deily-Swearingen

Why do we continue to funnel money into programs like additional gas wells in the New York State watershed instead of embracing newer, cleaner programs like wind and solar?

University Of Colorado-Denver School Of Public Health Releases 2nd Draft Of Battlement Mesa Study

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Colorado School of Public Health released a second draft this week of a study on the likely health effects of natural gas development at the Battl...

Global Warming and the Middle East

Gary Liberson, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gary Liberson, PhD

Whether the issue is security, sustainability or global warming, there is a single truth: We must stop our dependence on foreign oil. Every President...

New York Times: Natural Gas Industry Running Amok, Insufficient Protections From Poisoned Water and Air

Rocky Kistner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

It appears the fossil fuel industry just keeps on giving... disasters. My NRDC colleague Amy Mall reports that a major New York Times investigation to...