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.
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.
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.
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?