Fossil Fuels

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Anti-fracking protesters in the streets of Falkirk, Scotland, Sunday 7 December 2014. (Photo: Ric Lander/cc/flickr)
Citing public health and safety concerns, the Scottish government on Wednesday announced a ban against fracking until "the voices of the communities likely to be most affected are heard." Introduced by Energy Minister Fergus Ewing, the new policy places an open-ended moratorium on granting permits for unconventional gas drilling in the country. "...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Activists are calling for the Loma Miranda mountain in central Dominican...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
The fight against fracking in the U.K. heated up on Monday, following the...

Further

The over-reaching, over-regulating, money-grubbing feds at OSHA have fined Freedom Industries an exorbitant $11,000 for last January's massive spill of coal cleaning chemicals that left 300,000 West Virginians without safe water, one in five people with health problems and local businesses down about $61 million. Oh yes, and the "clean-up" site is still leaking - twice last month - but Freedom, which has conveniently declared "bankruptcy," says it's only because of "heavy rain" and who could've...