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Climate Change

What Climate Change? White House Touts Energy Plans

Minutes after the inauguration of Donald J. Trump, Obama’s White House energy page was swiftly replaced with a box of text under the headline “An America First Energy Plan.” Climate change was still mentioned on the energy page, but only once, and only to dismiss any concern. The missing piece is a plan to address climate change.

January 23, 2017

Conventional Oil And Gas Producers Band Together To Survive

Conventional oil and gas producers are experts at pessimistic metaphors.

September 19, 2015
Infrastructure, environment, climate change, Barack Obama, fracking, White House, executive order

Scientists Look For What’s Causing Texas Earthquakes

Could fracking be causing earthquakes in Texas?

January 14, 2015

Renewable Energy Companies Use New Clout In Statehouses

Green energy going toe-to-toe with the fossil fuel industry in statehouses across the country.

December 26, 2014
Infrastructure, environment, climate change, Barack Obama, fracking, White House, executive order

New York Issues Fracking Moratorium After Health Department Report

Environmentalists just won a big battle in New York.

December 17, 2014

Appalachia Gathers Dissent To Gas Pipeline Bound For Eastern North Carolina

Is the Atlantic Coast Pipeline a sorely needed job creator, or a disaster waiting to happen?

November 13, 2014

Natural Gas Contaminated Drinking Water In Texas, Study Says

By Neela Banerjee, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Natural gas production near homes in a Texas subdivision contaminated residents’ well water, according to a study published Monday. The discovery was made in a community where the Environmental Protection Agency halted its own investigation two years ago. In the course of a broader effort to determine […]

September 15, 2014

Scientists Struggle To Figure Out Why Ground Is Shaking In Heartland

By Sean Cockerham, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Months after the prairie began to shake, scientists still struggle to explain a surge in Kansas earthquakes that appears connected to increased fracking. The Kansas quakes are part of a major escalation in earthquakes that have struck the nation’s heartland in the wake of the oil and […]

July 4, 2014

U.S. Gas Exports Flow Through D.C. Lobbying’s Revolving Door

by David Halperin, Republic Report. Even as President Obama pursues an aggressive new public effort to fight global warming by regulating U.S. power plants, his administration is quietly advancing an energy policy — exporting America’s liquid natural gas (LNG) — that may well raise the volume of climate-increasing greenhouse gases even more than emphasizing coal, while at the […]

June 27, 2014

The Fracking Candidate: It’s All In The Family For Rep. Shelley Moore Capito

In May of last year, Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, now considered the favorite to win West Virginia’s open Senate seat, stood on a small platform in Charleston, behind a row of tiny trophies in the shape of drilling rigs. She was there to congratulate the Energy Corporation of America, a major gas exploration and distribution […]

June 25, 2014

Analysis: EPA Greenhouse Gas Rule May Lay New Bet On Future Natural Gas Supplies

By Ralph Vartabedian, Los Angeles Times The Obama administration’s ambitious plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants 30 percent by 2030 is laying another big bet on future U.S. natural gas supplies. The boom in U.S. production, the result of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling into shale formations, has sharply boosted the […]

June 3, 2014

Fire Rages At Wyoming Natural Gas Plant; Town’s Evacuation Lifted

By Paresh Dave, Los Angeles Times Soaring flames kept a major natural gas plant in southwestern Wyoming closed Thursday, affecting fuel supplies across the West. The fire followed an explosion Wednesday afternoon at one of the five natural gas processing units at a Williams Cos. plant near the town of Opal. About 40 workers immediately left […]

April 24, 2014

Colorado’s New Drilling Rules Seen As Making An Impact In Texas

By Zahra Hirji, Lisa Song and Jim Morris, InsideClimate News Colorado’s tough, new air pollution rules for the oil and gas industry were approved only a month ago, but they’re already making an impact in Texas, where lawmakers and energy companies have long-resisted tightening air standards. Several companies have approached the nonprofit Environmental Defense Fund […]

April 4, 2014

Natural Gas Firm Downplays Threat To Washington Town After Explosion

By Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times The owner of a natural gas facility downplayed the danger to residents after an explosion at the facility injured four people and forced the evacuation of a small town in southern Washington on Monday morning. The processing facility is owned by Northwest Pipeline, a subsidiary of Williams Partners, a […]

March 31, 2014

Pundit, Politician Demands To Solve Crimean Crisis Fueled By Gas Lobby

by Lee Fang, Republic Report A small group of pundits and politicians with close ties to the fossil fuel industry is using the crisis in Crimea to demand that the United States promote natural gas exports as a quick fix for the volatile situation. But such a solution, experts say, would cost billions of dollars, require years […]

March 20, 2014