Environmental Concerns

OPAL Pipeline To Connect To Baltic Sea

The natural gas production boom has restructured the North American pipeline network, spurring billions in infrastructure investments–gathering, processing, and transmission facilities–needed to bring surging supplies from shale formations to the pipeline grid. With persistent low natural gas prices, demand for natural gas abroad and locally by domestic and industrial consumers has been rising at a… Keep reading →

Northeast Debates Benefits And Dangers Of Hydrofracking

The process of hydraulic fracturing (also known simply as “fracking”) continues to divide the public and public policymakers, even as resulting lower natural gas prices have encouraged industries, including many power plants, to convert from coal-fired boilers as one means as coping with coming limitations on the emissions of carbon monoxide.