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April 16, 2014 Lynn Youngblood: A reflection for Mother EarthSource: The Examiner
Do you know what big event is right around the corner? I will give you a hint – it is on April 22nd. That makes it Earth Day! This year brings the 44st Earth Day celebration since this special day was first named in 1970 by U.S....
April 9, 2014 Global Warming Scare TacticsSource: NY Times
OAKLAND, Calif. — IF you were looking for ways to increase public skepticism about global warming, you could hardly do better than the forthcoming nine-part series on climate change and natural disasters, starting this Sunday on...
April 8, 2014 The Daily Show Buys Into Anti-Fracking HysteriaSource: Forbes
As a big fan of the Daily Show with Jon Stewart (I paid full price to see “Doogle,” although perhaps I shouldn’t brag about that), it always bothers me when they misrepresent a factual issue. Not holding views I disagree with,...
April 7, 2014 Declare a California fracking moratorium nowSource: SF Gate
Water is top-of-mind for most Californians. Amid calls for conservation, we have overlooked an obvious step to protect water supplies: stopping extreme oil-extraction techniques such as fracking and well stimulation.
March 26, 2014 Voices from the Shale - Pinochio Award for Spectra Energy’s "Ground Game" on Sabal Trail Pipeline – While Company Pushes 8 Pipeline Projects in 14 States; Meanwhile PHMSA Documents Corrosion ProblemsSource: Mike Benard, featured commentator
Spectra Energy has eight new pipeline projects in the U.S. that, if approved, will result in more than 830 miles of pipeline in 14 states. In addition, it is constructing a new underground natural gas storage reservoir in...
March 24, 2014 Environmentalists: Hold Your Noses But Deal With Carbon Capture And Shale Gas DrillingSource: Forbes
It didn’t exactly stop the presses. But at least it made the back pages: China will cut its coal use to 65 percent of its electricity generation by year-end instead of by 2017, which is nearly 1 percent less than in 2013....
March 22, 2014 Exxon Decision Shows Growing Climate Clout Of Investors
Law 360 - Law360, New York (March 21, 2014, 7:34 PM ET) -- ExxonMobil Corp.'s agreement to disclose how it evaluates the climate change risks of its energy assets is a rare, significant victory for shareholder activists that...
Environmental Defense Fund - Secondly, Kentucky proposed participating in a regional or national market-based CO2 credit trading program (similar to the îRegional Greenhouse Gas Initiativeî adopted by nine states),...
Source: Moyers and Company
News broke last week that Duke Energy and its North Carolina regulator had worked together to minimize penalties the utility would have to pay for leeching chemicals into the drinking water. And this was before a coal ash spill...
February 24, 2014 BLOOMBERG VIEW: Fracking doesn't have to leave us parchedSource: Sun Herald
Among the environmental worries posed by hydraulic fracturing, including the release of methane into the air and contamination of groundwater, one has recently escalated: the concern that the enormous quantities of water used in...
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