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Fracking In California Under Spotlight As Some Local Municipalities Issue Bans

Nowhere in the United States is there more to learn from EPA’s recent water/fracking study than in the state of New York. Six months ago Gov. Andrew Cuomo banned hydraulic fracturing as too hazardous. Though the Cuomo administration conducted no original research of its own, the governor said no to fracking, no to jobs and… Keep reading →

Tamar, The Natural Gas Production Platform Off The Israeli Coast, Is To Begin It's Natural Gas Production

Offshore energy is getting lots of attention this week, which is good. Offshore energy is vital to America’s economy and energy security. This week the Interior Department proposed the first draft of its next five-year program for offshore oil and natural gas leasing, in the 2017-2020 timeframe. While the draft plan doesn’t go far enough,… Keep reading →

Suspect Arrested In JonBenet Ramsey Case

A new University of Colorado study affirms the dynamic and critical role energy development is playing in the state – in terms of support for public schools, job creation and the economy. Just looking at 2012, oil and natural gas activity generated more than $200 million for Colorado schools, supported nearly 94,000 jobs in the state and… Keep reading →


North Carolina is about to join America’s energy revolution. This week the state’s Mining and Energy Commissions (MEC) conducted the first of four scheduled public hearings on proposed hydraulic fracturing regulations, the final adoption of which could allow fracking as early as next spring. The MEC hearings mark the close of a two-year process to lift… Keep reading →