Posts Tagged ‘Fracking’
Federal land managers have postponed all oil and gas lease auctions in California until October, citing budget problems and low staffing as well as the toll of environmental litigation. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management recently announced it would put off an auction planned for later this month for leases. . .
The Environmental Protection Agency has dramatically lowered its estimate of how much of a potent heat-trapping gas leaks during natural gas production, in a shift with major implications for a debate that has divided environmentalists: Does the recent boom in fracking help or hurt the fight against climate change? Oil. . .
By Guest Writer Amanda Green When you take control of your energy consumption you’ll not only be saving money each month but you’ll also be doing your part for the environment. Taking your energy usage into account is a great way to start helping out the earth and many of. . .
Illinois would have the strictest regulations for high-volume oil and gas drilling in the nation under a proposal introduced Thursday and drafted with help from industry and environmentalists, an unusual collaboration when it comes to a practice intensely scrutinized over claims it can cause pollution and health problems. The Hydraulic. . .
Michelle Bamberger, an Ithaca, New York, veterinarian, and Robert Oswald, a professor of molecular medicine at Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine, published the first and only peer-reviewed report to suggest a link between fracking and illness in food animals. The authors compiled 24 case studies of farmers in six shale-gas. . .
Happy New Year to one and all. All the best for 2013. New Year’s resolutions have been made, most of those will not make it to February, but hey resolutions are made to be broken. So since we’re in the New Year, I’d like to make a few new Top Ten. . .
Just below California’s surface lies enough shale oil to fundamentally transform the state’s entire economy. California has been a major oil producer for over a century and is one of the top five oil-producing states in the nation. A report issued last year by the U.S. Energy Information Administration released information that. . .
The United States will overtake Saudi Arabia as the world’s leading oil producer by about 2017 and will become a net oil exporter by 2030, according to a new report released on Monday by the International Energy Agency. That increased oil production, combined with new American policies to improve energy. . .
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is currently hearing arguments against a new law that regulates the state’s booming natural gas industry. Representatives of seven municipalities say the law, known as Act 13, takes away their ability to control gas drilling operations through local zoning, leaving them defenseless to protect homeowners, parks. . .
With the next Presidential debate on the horizon the big question in the world of green is will they or won’t they talk about the environment. Will they discuss climate change? Or how about clean renewable energy? It seems that both candidates are shying away from discussing these issues at. . .
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company became the first major insurance company to say it will not cover damages related to the gas drilling process known as “fracking.” Fracking is a gas drilling process that injects chemical laden water deep into the ground, causing the earth to fracture in an effort to. . .
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) issued a report yesterday highlighting the top ten countries that invested the most in clean energy technology for 2011. The report shows that China continues to lead the world in clean energy technology manufacturing and investing. The U.S. took second place. The report also ranked. . .
State officials in Ohio have decided to halt water sales to oil and gas drillers in response to environmental concerns. The officials overseeing the state’s largest watershed are awaiting a water-availability study to decide upon their next step. Environmentalists and others raised concerns about the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District selling. . .
A new report issued by the Colorado School of Public Health has linked air pollution from hydraulic fracking to chronic health problems for those living near drilling sites. A three-year study by researchers at the Colorado School of Public Health has shown the process of hydraulic fracturing increases the levels. . .