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'Green News Report' - April 17, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.17.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: One year since the deadly West, TX fertilizer explosion: has anything c...

New Methane Leak Data Adds Doubt About Future Of Gas As 'Bridge' Fuel

Climate Central | Bobby Magill | Posted 04.16.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Climate Central: Natural gas as a means to produce electricity is being hailed by the Intergovernmental Panel on ...

Front Groups Spread Disinformation in Attempt to Freeze Ohio Cleantech Laws

Gabe Elsner | Posted 06.16.2014 | Green
Gabe Elsner

These pro-clean technology policies are creating jobs and helping ratepayers -- it's a win-win for Ohio, just not for utility and fossil fuel interests that want to sell more dirty electricity.

The Situation in Ukraine Shouldn't Be Our Fight

T. Boone Pickens | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics
T. Boone Pickens

Some people, particularly in Washington, say we should use natural gas exports to support U.S. foreign policy objectives. I disagree. That's not our fight. I believe we should use our natural gas to support Americans, not Ukrainians.

'Green News Report' - April 15, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.15.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Green News Report Special Coverage: The UN Intergovernmental Panel on C...

Choose Wisely...

Michael Brune | Posted 06.15.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

The Climate Action Plan that President Obama announced last year is full of good ideas, and his administration has already done more to address carbon pollution than any other has. Unfortunately, a hard look at the numbers shows that all this progress could be undermined by one bad choice -- expanding fossil fuel production.

Methane Emissions From Gas Wells Up To 1,000 Times Higher Than Federal Estimate: Study

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.15.2014 | Green

The Environmental Protection Agency is significantly underestimating the amount of methane that natural gas drilling operations emit, according to a n...

Walking, 'Talking' Drilling Rigs Hope To Modernize Fracking

Reuters | Posted 06.15.2014 | Green

By Ernest Scheyder WEST CHESTER, Pennsylvania, April 15 (Reuters) - The backbreaking life of a roughneck, the iconic worker bees of o...

'Green News Report' - April 10, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.10.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Rightwing Heartland Institute says 'climate change will be good for you...

Climate Change This Week: The Ultimate Reality Series, Zombie Oil, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.10.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Apr 9, 2014 How unusua...

Let's Use Domestic Fuels to Our Benefit!

T. Boone Pickens | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics
T. Boone Pickens

Oil, gasoline, natural gas -- we've got the cheapest energy in the world. Let's use all of these domestic fuels to our benefit!

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...

Climate Change This Week: Major Climate Change Report, Moves on Methane, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.03.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Apr 3, 2014 How unusua...

Fracking Exports Will Leave U.S. Communities in the Dark

Mark Ruffalo | Posted 06.02.2014 | Green
Mark Ruffalo

Ever since the crisis in Ukraine erupted, the oil and gas industry and its friends in Congress have been pushing exports of gas. This has nothing to do with lofty foreign policy objectives and everything to do with the oil and gas industry using a crisis to ram its agenda through Congress.

PG&E Criminally Charged After 2010 Pipeline Blast

AP | JASON DEAREN | Posted 06.02.2014 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas and Electric Co. was charged on Tuesday with federal felony counts involving safety violations linked to a deadly 2...

Foul Air in the Frack Zone: Touring the Fayetteville Shale, Arkansas

Molly Rauch | Posted 05.31.2014 | Green
Molly Rauch

There are more than 5,000 natural gas wells in an area that spreads across five Arkansas counties and is home to 200,000 people. But the fracking and drilling of these wells may be harming nearby communities with toxic air emissions.

Climate Change This Week: Clean Energy Calls, Science Signals, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.27.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Mar 27 2014 4 How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate chang...

Follow the Money: Three Energy Export Congressional Hearings, Climate Undiscussed

Steve Horn | Posted 05.26.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-posted from DeSmogBlog In light of ongoing geopolitical tensions in Russia, Ukraine and hotly contested Crimea, three (yes, three!) U.S. Congre...

Surrey Regional Economic Summit

T. Boone Pickens | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics
T. Boone Pickens

Last month, I had the opportunity to travel to Canada and discuss our energy policy here in the U.S. The truth is I ended up talking about America's lack of an energy plan. That's been the story out of Washington since President Nixon first promised to get us off foreign oil in 1973.

Fracking Activist Banned From Leased Land Heads To Court

Reuters | Posted 05.24.2014 | Green

By David DeKok HARRISBURG, Pa., March 24 (Reuters) - An anti-fracking activist is set to ask a Pennsylvania judge on Monday to lift an...

The Climate Post: Reports, Website Document Effects of and Need for Dialogue on Climate Change

Tim Profeta | Posted 05.21.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

Last year, carbon dioxide briefly passed the 400 parts per million milestone. Now, says Ralph Keeling of the Scripps Institution for Oceanography, we'...

America's Gas Problem

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

President Obama isn't alone believing that the U.S. must have an all-of-the-above energy policy; slowly reducing our use of coal while heavily relying on natural gas and ramping up renewables. The Washington conventional wisdom argues the U.S. can't meet its energy needs, and reduce carbon emissions, without using natural gas as our primary energy source. This perspective has become one of the few points of agreement between Democrats and Republicans. (Although every time there's any disruption in the international oil market, Republicans reprise their "drill, baby, drill" refrain.) But there are problems with this perspective. History teaches that the conventional wisdom is often wrong and dogmatically clinging to it reduces opportunity, in the long run.

Climate Change This Week: Galloping Glaciers, Climate Criminals, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.20.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Mar 20 2014 How unusua...

Kate Sheppard

New Obama Climate Push Uses 'Maps And Apps' To Convince Citizens To Help

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– The Obama administration's Climate Data Initiative unveiled on Wednesday uses "maps and apps" to help convince Americans to make clima...

Illinois County Rejects Anti-Fracking Measure

AP | JIM SUHR | Posted 05.19.2014 | Green

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Voters in a struggling southern Illinois county have rejected a ballot referendum meant to pressure the county's governing board to...