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24

Jul

Latest blowout highlights Gulf drilling dangersWorkers fled the leaking natural gas well hours before it caught fire, once again shedding light on the Gulf of Mexico’s risky relationship with offshore drilling.

Latest blowout highlights Gulf drilling dangers
Workers fled the leaking natural gas well hours before it caught fire, once again shedding light on the Gulf of Mexico’s risky relationship with offshore drilling.

27

Jun

Renewables outpacing natural gas, IEA saysRenewable energy will surpass natural gas as the planet’s No. 2 electricity source by 2016, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency.

Renewables outpacing natural gas, IEA says
Renewable energy will surpass natural gas as the planet’s No. 2 electricity source by 2016, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency.

25

Jun

Methane, ethane and propane found in drinking water near fracking sitesA new study finds that drinking water quality near Marcellus shale gas extraction sites could be compromised.

Methane, ethane and propane found in drinking water near fracking sites
A new study finds that drinking water quality near Marcellus shale gas extraction sites could be compromised.

04

Jun

laurajmoss:

That about sums it up.

laurajmoss:

That about sums it up.

07

May

Worker camps from natural gas boom cause headaches for local officials
Wheeling, West Virginia has 14 campgrounds, and most of them house out-of-state men who work at fracking sites. Some of these labor camps were set up without permits, and others have been cited for improper sewage disposal and violence.

Worker camps from natural gas boom cause headaches for local officials

Wheeling, West Virginia has 14 campgrounds, and most of them house out-of-state men who work at fracking sites. Some of these labor camps were set up without permits, and others have been cited for improper sewage disposal and violence.

18

Mar

University of Tennessee gets OK for natural gas extraction on public land
The school plans to fund a study into the effects of fracking — by allowing fracking.

University of Tennessee gets OK for natural gas extraction on public land

The school plans to fund a study into the effects of fracking — by allowing fracking.

09

Mar

Warren Buffett’s BNSF to test natural gas-powered trains
Meanwhile, increasing domestic oil production (and shipping it by rail) is expected to spur the billionaire’s profits.

Warren Buffett’s BNSF to test natural gas-powered trains

Meanwhile, increasing domestic oil production (and shipping it by rail) is expected to spur the billionaire’s profits.

02

Feb


 Fracking vs. beer: Does natural gas exploration threaten America’s breweries?  



If fracking techniques pollute water supplies, what will happen to beer production?
If fracking techniques pollute water supplies, what will happen to beer production?

04

Dec

Is fracking making livestock sick?Study found ill and dead animals on 24 farms near natural gas drilling sites.

Is fracking making livestock sick?
Study found ill and dead animals on 24 farms near natural gas drilling sites.

01

Jun

Does ‘fracking’ need a new name?The slang for hydraulic fracturing sounds dirty and disconcerting — and now a study finds it even curbs support for the controversial gas-drilling technique.

Does ‘fracking’ need a new name?
The slang for hydraulic fracturing sounds dirty and disconcerting — and now a study finds it even curbs support for the controversial gas-drilling technique.