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Phillip Anschutz Gets 'Biggest Payday Of His Life'

Forbes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Philip Anschutz has reason to shout. His holding company has just sold its oil and gas fields in the Marcellus Shale of Pennsylvania and the Bakken Sh...

Climate Science Round-Up: How to Make a Fossil Fuel

Rebecca Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Anderson

How exactly do fossil fuels get formed? I know it has to do with organic matter decomposing and getting buried, but what kind of stuff and how does it work?

A Green Energy Plan for the Red Heart of the American West

Christopher Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Christopher Thomas

The West, rich in renewable energy, can pioneer the way to a 75- to 100-percent renewable future.

Taking on King Coal

Pete Maysmith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Pete Maysmith

Bipartisanship is dead. At least that is what the chattering class would have you believe. Look a little deeper however, and you'll see that there is a different story to tell in the Rocky Mountains.

Green News Report: December 2, 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: Happy bir...

GAO: Lost Natural Gas Costs Gov't $23M Per Year

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

BILLINGS, Mont. — The government is losing tens of millions of dollars in potential royalties from energy companies that let immense volumes of ...

So what's EPA up to with its CO2 regulations?

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Roberts

Reprinted with permission from Grist.org. ...

Cancun Climate Negotiators Anticipate Scant Progress

J. Carl Ganter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
J. Carl Ganter

Climate negotiators are getting tangled-up in national distrust and diplomatic nuance while their governments are busier than ever drilling, mining, processing, and producing dirty power.

It's Official: The Economy Is Set to Starve

Chris Martenson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Chris Martenson, Ph.D.

I cannot state this strongly enough: The WEO 2010 report is an official admission that Peak Oil is not only real, but it's already here.

Stop Gas Drilling -- Sue Your Neighbor

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Reinbach

Basic real estate law could stop natural gas drilling in the Northeast. Legally, you can stop your neighbor from doing something if holding suit until you're actually harmed is ludicrous. In the case of 'fracking', it seems this applies.

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.

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.

Battlement Mesa Drilling Plan Could Have Health Affects For Residents

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel | Gary Harmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Plans by Antero Resources to drill for natural gas in Battlement Mesa could have deleterious consequences for people living near the drill rigs, accor...

Weekly Mulch: What's in Your Water? Nuclear Waste, Coal Slurries and Industrial Estrogen

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger It won't be long before the world has to confront its diminishing supply of clean water. "We've had the sa...

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.

Green News Report: November 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: The so-cal...

PHOTOS: Can Natural Gas Really Lead Us To Energy Independence?

The Huffington Post | Alden Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Solution for energy independence? Dangerous and sickening? Bridge to a low carbon economy? Impractical? The argument rages on natural gas and whethe...

The Word Obama Forgot to Say

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

What concerned me about the president's statement on natural-gas resources was a single word that I didn't hear, and I hope he omitted it unintentionally.

Big Oil To Become Big Gas?

AP | CHRIS KAHN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW YORK — Pretty soon, Big Oil will be more like Big Gas. The major oil companies are increasingly betting their futures on natural gas, with ...

Can Qatar Lead the World Toward Sustainability?

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patrick Takahashi

Qatar's fossil fuel resources will soon be depleted. And for all practical purposes, that means they have a generation to plan for the next billion years. Could they lead the world towards sustainability?

Hickenlooper "Volunteers" You to Pay Higher Utility Bills

Sean Paige | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sean Paige

What Hick really wants is to "volunteer" Colorado energy users to bankroll a higher ed establishment that refuses to economize, refuses to cut costs, refuses to change the way it operates.

Energy Companies Eye Natural Gas Reserves In Protected National Parks

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Natural gas companies with rights to mineral and gas reserves below state and national parks could start drilling in otherwise protected areas, report...

I Heart the Qatar Foundation

Anne Sobel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anne Sobel

Her Highness Sheikha Mozah's non-profit, the Qatar Foundation, is channeling a significant portion of the Qatar's wealth into education and charity, among other things.

Cut the Deficit: Address Global Warming

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

There exists a less strident path for resolving some global warming issues while meeting the public's concern for reducing the deficit and solving our energy needs. The solution is natural gas.

Why Dick Cheney Sticks to Bottled Water

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

Americans should be able to drink what comes out of their taps without worrying that it will make them sick. So why would anyone insert a loophole int...