David Letterman used his late night talk show as a platform to take on the oil and gas industry last night. For nearly two minutes, Letterman ranted about fracking and its potentially disastrous environmental effects.
Josh Fox, the director of Gasland is back with this 18 minute short film that follows up on the reactions to his Academy Award nominated film and documents the latest developments in hydraulic fracturing.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) administrator in the South and Southwest region (Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Louisiana, and Arkansas), Al Armendariz, has resigned after Republicans took aim at comments he made two years ago regarding how the EPA would "crucify" corporations that broke environmental laws.
For several years now, we’ve been making the case that the clean energy industry has to dramatically scale its advocacy investment to meet an aggressive disinformation campaign trained against it by the fossil lobby. We’ve found increasing receptiveness to that message, but we still run into people who think we’ve got tin foil on our heads. The refrain goes something like this: “Who’d want to do such a thing to wind, solar and geothermal power?”
President Obama has made one thing very clear this year: as long as he is in power, he will continue to tap the country's unrivalled unconventional natural gas resources. The President has also said he will develop this resource in a manner which will not harm the environment or public health.
A new study from the Colorado School of Public Health shows that air pollution generated by hydraulic fracturing can produce acute and chronic illnesses for those living near the drilling sites.
A new law passed in Pennsylvania will allow doctors to access information about chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, but will restrict them from sharing that information with their patients.
State officials have determined that at least 12 earthquakes that occurred in Ohio last December were caused by the injection of brine into hydraulic fracturing disposal wells. As a result of its findings [pdf], the state has established the nation's "toughest regulations" for the fracking disposal wells.