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Colorado's First Couple of Pro-Fracking Front Groups

Jesse Coleman | Posted 10.21.2014 | Green
Jesse Coleman

Colorado has emerged as a key battleground in the national debate over shale drilling and fracking. The state's oil and gas industry has over 50,000 hydraulically fractured wells, and plans to drill many thousands more every year into the foreseeable future.

Fracking's Unexpected Benefit: U.S. Manufacturing Oversight, Accountability

Sridhar Kota | Posted 10.07.2014 | Business
Sridhar Kota

If the U.S. is to reap the maximum benefits from the development of this resource, whether in manufacturing or in the quality of life of its citizens, it needs coherent federal strategies and partnerships that will build public appreciation of the impacts in all dimensions, and at global, national and local scales.

Soros Signals Argentina's Shale Is Biggest Place To Be

James Stafford | Posted 09.03.2014 | Business
James Stafford

One of the world's legendary investors is upping his bet on Argentina's shale oil and gas industry in a show of confidence for shale production in South America's largest unconventional prize -- and a big boost for both supermajors and smaller players making big waves in the heart of new discovery areas.

Bakken Trains

J Henry Fair | Posted 08.27.2014 | Green
J Henry Fair

There has been an alarming rise in the incidence of train accidents in the last two years involving the derailment of tanker cars carrying crude oil, spilling large volumes of toxic crude oil into waterways.

Rural Louisiana and Mississippi brace for accelerated Tuscaloosa drilling

Susan Buchanan | Posted 02.09.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article was published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Dec. 9, 2013 edition.) North of New Orleans, ambitious drilling plans in the Tuscaloosa ...

Oil, Gas, and the New Relationship between the United States and Russia

Raghida Dergham | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Raghida Dergham

The compass of the geopolitical strategic balance of power is turning towards a qualitative relationship between the United States and Russia, followi...

Methane Hydrates: The Next Natural Gas Boom?

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.15.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

A test-well for collecting gas hydrates in Mallik, Canada. (Photo: USGS) There's a whole lot of methane in them thar seaflooor. But is it good as gold...

Shale Gas and Tight Oil: Boom? Bust? Or Just a Petering Out?

Bill Chameides | Posted 02.27.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Could be that despite fracking and its current bounty, we're not going to be able to drill our way to energy security after all.

John Sununu: We Don't Need No Stinkin' Energy Policy

Bill Chameides | Posted 02.12.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

The oil and gas industry is what it is today thanks in large part to decades of federal support, and America's new and "bright" shale gas-rich future is no exception.

Jon Ward

'I'm Not For Anybody'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics

PARMA, Ohio -- The sun was low in the sky, the air was thick with heat, and a few dozen residents of this working-class neighborhood in the Cleveland ...

Energy and Earthquakes: A Whole Lot of Shaking Going On

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.13.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

Could it be that the increase in earthquakes is specifically tied to the growing practice of using hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to release oil and gas from shale and other tight formations?

Minds Meet on Shale Gas/Fracking

Bill Chameides | Posted 03.11.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

A group of the nation's leading experts on energy and the environment are at Duke this week attending a workshop to try to ferret out the facts (and tamp down the hype) around shale gas and fracking.

Let's Not Fracture the Future of the West With Fracking

Sam Schabacker | Posted 01.18.2012 | Denver
Sam Schabacker

The industry claims that gas is the answer to our nation's need for new energy sources, but the growing evidence of air and water pollution from fracking can't be ignored.

Natural Gas Debate Makes Its Way To Washington

Posted 09.19.2011 | Green

Soaring energy costs and demand have prompted providers and consumers across the globe to look more toward accessible sources. For the United State...

An epic struggle between water and energy is unfolding across the nation -- Choke Point: U.S.

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

Without sharp changes in investment and direction, the current U.S. strategy to produce sufficient energy -- including energy generated from clean sou...

Water | Energy = Collision Course: DOE Blocks Disclosure of Road Map to Relieve Critical U.S. Energy-Water Choke Point

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

We have a new national narrative of resource urgency unfolding before our eyes -- the impending collision between water and energy. None of the big en...

HBO Documentary: It's a Gas

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

On Monday night I watched a fascinating and disturbing documentary. Gasland chronicles the experience of filmmaker Josh Fox as he travels the nation, discovering and chronicling the ugly side of hydraulic fracturing.

Holy Gas Seep, Batman

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with www.theGreenGrok.While the world watches a volcano plume, Louisianans in Caddo Parish are fleeing a gas seep. Technological Advances ...

New Technology Upens Vast Stores Of Natural Gas: Land Rush Begins

washingtonpost.com | Steven Mufson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

This corner of the state is at the forefront of an old-fashioned land rush that has implications far beyond Conklin, N.Y. Oil and gas companies are vy...