Natural Gas

Natural Gas

Is fracking polluting Pennsylvania groundwater or not?

It depends on how you want to frame it. But a new study provides no evidence that it does.

Politics

Complete jerks think fracking is more important than democracy

In North Carolina, of course.

Climate & Energy

No place is safe from fracking, not even graveyards

No place blessed with an abundance of natural gas is safe from the possibility of fracking — not even cemeteries. In Texas, the president of the cemetery association has already been selling the gas underneath his graveyard, the Centre Daily …

Climate & Energy

Good news about fossil fuels! Related: Bad news about fossil fuels!

You will basically be rewarded for not reading this post to the end.

Politics

General public still unaware of what fracking is — much less its impacts

A survey from the University of Texas indicates that nearly two-thirds of Americans aren't familiar with fracking – even as anecdotes about negative effects pile up.

Climate & Energy

New York likely to limit fracking — to some of the state’s poorest counties

Of course, those counties are the ones sitting over the necessary shale formation. But it's a perpetuation of a long-difficult link between pollution and poverty.

Energy Policy

Protests temporarily delay opening Alabama forests to drilling

Key word there: temporarily.

Climate & Energy

North Dakota’s fossil fuel boom: Messy

A report from ProPublica reveals that the state's booming economy has resulted in tens of thousands of gallons of spilled oil and wastewater.

Business & Technology

Halliburton gets tripped up by Indian bean farmers*

Spiking demand for a bean used in the fracking process has been a huge boon for farmers in rural India -- but it's caused Halliburton's profits to tumble. (Don't worry. They'll survive.)