Hydraulic Fracturing

Trespass By Fracturing? A Theory Alive In Pennsylvania

Fracking In California Under Spotlight As Some Local Municipalities Issue Bans

Trespass by hydraulic fracturing is alive in Pennsylvania.

Fracking In California Under Spotlight As Some Local Municipalities Issue Bans

On March 26, 2015, nine researchers published a study in the Environmental Science and Technology journal entitled “Impact of Natural Gas Extraction on PAH Levels in Ambient Air.”

The Fracturing Of Chevron Deference

Chevron Announces 7.2 Billion Dollar Quarterly Profit

Yet another blow to the Obama administration’s environmental policies was delivered by a Wyoming federal district court, which struck down the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) rule regulating hydraulic fracturing on federal and Indian lands on June 21.

Waste Fuels Energy Production In Incinerator Plant

Methane emissions have dropped significantly. Since 2005, emissions from field production of natural gas have dropped 38 percent, and emissions from hydraulically fractured natural gas wells have plunged 79 percent. These facts bear repeating in light of the Obama administration’s announcement that it is pursuing yet another set of methane regulations. Not only are the additional… Keep reading →

Fracking In California Under Spotlight As Some Local Municipalities Issue Bans

Chesapeake Energy, the second-largest natural gas producer in the United States, plunged as much as 50 percent on Monday after multiple reports that it had hired restructuring attorneys. [CNBC] David Cameron is making an enormous “legacy mistake” by going all-out for fracking in the UK, the actor and environmental activist Mark Ruffalo has warned. [The… Keep reading →

Climate Protection - Photo Illustrations

In 1972, Christopher Stone, a Harvard law professor, proposed the thoughtful rationale “Should Trees Have Standing?” to explore the topic of potential rights of nature from a legal perspective. He opined that rivers and trees and other “objects” of nature have rights and that these should be protected by granting legal standing to guardians of… Keep reading →


President Obama has committed the United States to the goal of generating 20% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030. “This would nearly triple the amount of wind- and solar-generated electricity on the national grid. The EPA ran afoul of the law by failing to conduct a cost-benefit analysis before it acted to reduce… Keep reading →

Anti-Fracking Activists Rally In Washington

A new website is drawing attention to the fracking issue in a way that has never been done before. FrackFeed.com was recently launched by North Texans for Natural Gas, a grassroots program of over 110,000 people who support drilling in the Barnett Shale. It’s about educating the public on fracking, as well as exposing how… Keep reading →


Last month President Obama defended administration policies on oil and natural gas development after opponents of Arctic drilling criticized a federal agency’s decision to give conditional approval to Shell’s exploratory drilling plans in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska. The president: Until the U.S. transitions to other fuel “we are going to continue to be using fossil fuels.… Keep reading →

USGS earthquakes

The central United States has undergone a dramatic increase in seismicity over the past 6 years. From 1973-2008, there was an average of 24 earthquakes of magnitude 3 and larger per year. From 2009-2014, the rate steadily increased, averaging 193 per year and peaking in 2014 with 688 earthquakes. So far in 2015, there have… Keep reading →

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