oil and gas industry
The controversy around hydraulic fracturing continues to build in the United States. The latest storyline surrounds the battle over instituting stiffer regulations on the industry.
An independent panel of technical experts released its interim report today, finding that BP and its contractors ignored clear warning signs foretelling the disaster at BP's Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Pittsburgh City Council this week unanimously adopted a first-in-the-nation ordinance banning corporations from drilling for natural gas within city limits, citing the threats to drinking water and public health posed by hydraulic fracturing methods used widely by drilling companies to extract