Natural Gas


The dirt on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s environmental record

Wisconsin voters are at the polls in a referendum on Gov. Walker. Here's what green voters need to know about his track record -- and future plans.

Natural Gas

International Energy Agency: ‘Safe’ fracking cheap, but would destroy a livable climate

A new IEA report on the "Golden Age of Gas" says "safe" gas drilling is cheap. That's true if a ruined climate constitutes your idea of "safe."

Natural Gas

Against the grain: Fracking companies mine rural Wisconsin for sand

Fracking companies are storming rural Wisconsin, bringing money and misery with them. But they're not after natural gas: They're mining sand crucial to drilling operations everywhere. Inside the environmental nightmare you know nothing about.

Climate & Energy

Wisconsin hospital is powered by beer and cheese

Gundersen Lutheran Hospital, in La Crosse, Wis., aims to be energy independent by 2014. Hospitals use a ton of energy, so that’s a tough goal to meet. But Gundersen is getting there by piggybacking on Wisconsin’s best-known industries: beer and …

Natural Gas

Brooklynites: Don’t frack our beer! [VIDEO]

Environmentalists warn New York beer might become a cocktail of toxic chemicals.

Climate & Energy

Good news: Americans are using a lot less coal

Here is a bit of energy-use news to feel good about: Americans are using a lot less coal. In the first quarter of this year, the portion of the country’s electricity that came from coal was almost 20 percent less …

Climate & Energy

BLM announces draft of ‘common sense’ rules for fracking

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) just released a draft [PDF] of its new rules for hydraulic fracturing on public lands. These rules were last revised in 1988, and they’re being updated to deal with the current fracking boom (the …

Climate & Energy

It’s almost impossible for Pa. landowners to find out about fracking violations

Fracking companies might be violating drilling rules all over the place, but in Pennsylvania, landowners who leased their property to gas companies likely have no idea. CNN Money reports: That’s because the state agency charged with regulating the wells — …


U.S. coal is on the decline, and utility execs know it

Every week brings a new story about coal's decline in America. Here are two from last week.