Read about the environmental and economic issues associated with the controversial natural gas extraction method hydraulic fracturing, commonly called "fracking."
Filmmaker Josh Fox interviewed families whose drinking water wells had gone bad after fracking began on or near their land. Their water is now discolored, foul-smelling and in many cases flammable. For the most part, the drilling companies claim no responsibility, although many have settled claims with victims.
As New York considers a moratorium on fracking, it’s worth considering comparisons between the Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster and recent natural gas events - like the natural gas blowout in PA.
"Where the hell is that Roadmap Report?" is the question people keep asking Sandia Lab’s Mike Hightower. The DOE has returned the report an astounding 22 times.
Rumors abound about the dark forces that might be at play at the New York State DEC. Next week’s election results could determine the fate of New York’s environment.
Did you think "Drill, baby, drill," would go away? Not quite. "Drill, baby, drill" continues to sweep the nation, but in this case it's for a smaller profile fossil fuel - natural gas.
This Oscar season, we're rooting for Gasland, a documentary about the controversial natural gas technique known as fracking. Numerous other eco-docs have been nominated in the past. What do the awards say about the environmental movement?
The natural gas drilling industry is working hard to silence the discussion created by Josh Fox’s film Gasland, which seems to have the industry running a little scared these days.
Are you among the ever-shrinking group of people who remain unconvinced that hydrofracking poses a threat to the nation’s water resources?
What will it take to convince the federal government that water and energy are tightly intertwined...and therefore their respective planning and policy must be closely linked?
The debate raging around fracking is very familiar to Greg Swartz: Fracking offers a potential economic boost for landowners, but carries with it potential health and safety hazards and risk of severe environmental degradation.
If you follow current environmental events then you are likely familiar with shale-gas fracking and power plant cooling. But did you know how much these two issues have in common?
The NYTimes' Drilling Down series has garnered great interest and praise. In response to their series, the Times recently published several letters-to-the-editor including a letter from one of our bloggers.
This month, a funny thing happened in Texas, a state better known for its high profile, politically-charged feuds with the EPA. Texas's state legislature was the first in the U.S. to pass comprehensive chemical disclosure law for fracking.
Fracking - the hottest topic on the energy front - is now on fire with the arrival of summer. The month of June saw three bans, one ban reversal, a disclosure law and gift to the gas industry.
With little public attention, two significant decisions came out of a follow up to a previously canceled meeting on hydraulic fracturing held by the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC).