All Articles on Fracking

News
State Fracking Rules Could Allow Drilling Near New York City Water Supply Tunnels
The latest draft of guidelines for hydraulic fracturing in New York could open the door to drilling within 1,000 feet of aging underground tunnels that carry water to New York City -- a far cry from the seven-mile buffer once sought by city officials. The draft environmental impact statement,...
Read more
News
Lawsuits Predicted as New York Towns Ponder Whether to Block Fracking
New York environmental officials have released a blueprint for regulations that eventually would allow hydraulic fracturing to begin in most parts of the state—except for key watersheds and aquifers and on state land. Drilling is still months away at the earliest, but talk has already begun about...
Read more
Views
Gov. Cuomo: Do Not Lift Fracking Moratorium
Urgent Open Letter to New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo: Do Not Lift Fracking Moratorium
Read more
Views
The New Thirty Years’ War: Winners and Losers in the Great Global Energy Struggle to Come
A 30-year war for energy preeminence? You wouldn’t wish it even on a desperate planet. But that’s where we’re headed and there’s no turning back. From 1618 to 1648, Europe was engulfed in a series of intensely brutal conflicts known collectively as the Thirty Years’ War . It was, in part, a...
Read more
News
Lobbyist Jack Gerard: Big Oil's Big Man in Washington
WASHINGTON -- Jack Gerard has pretty much been in crisis mode since taking over as president and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute in November 2008. Shortly after he arrived at the powerful oil-industry lobbying group, President Obama and a wave of Democrats swept into office, promising to...
Read more
News
Critics Find Gaps in State Laws to Disclose Hydrofracking Chemicals
Over the past year, five states have begun requiring energy companies to disclose some of the chemicals they pump into the ground to extract oil and gas using the process of hydraulic fracturing. While state regulators and the drilling industry say the rules should help resolve concerns about the...
Read more
Views
Are We on the Brink of Burying Nuke Power Forever?
This may be the moment history has turned definitively against atomic energy. To be sure: we are still required to fight hard to bury reactor loan guarantees in the United States. There are parallel struggles in China, Indian, England, France and South Korea. The great fear is that until every...
Read more
Views
No Fracking Way
In addition to poisoning our water, homes, and bodies, fracking is eroding the quality of life in rural America.
Read more
Views
America’s Energy Ethos: Do, Regardless of Harm
Laugh me off as the idealistic son of a physician (which I am), but I still thought the doctor’s ethos of “first do no harm” was a notion we could all agree on. Even in this hyper-polarized Era of the Screaming Red-Faced Partisan, I thought we would witness the recent Fukushima reactor meltdown or...
Read more
Views
Lots of Inconvenient Truths -- Chemical Illness Epidemic in the Wake of the BP Blowout
Recently Kenneth Feinberg, the lawyer overseeing the $20 billion Gulf Coast Claims Facility to "make it right" for people harmed by the British Petroleum oil blowout disaster, told a Louisiana House and Senate committee that he had not seen any claims , or any scientific evidence, linking BP's oil...
Read more

Pages