The Fracking of Rachel Carson

Silent Spring ‘s lost legacy, told in fifty parts 1. Rachel Carson, the ecologist who kicked the hornet’s nest, wrote a book that needed no subtitle. Published fifty years ago this September, Silent Spring rocketed to the top of the bestseller list, prompted a meeting with the president’s science advisers, occasioned congressional hearings, and circled her neck with medals of honor.

Colorado and California: Getting Gassed Together

In the past few weeks, something truly unusual happened here in Colorado. It wasn’t that the Arctic Vortex had taken up residence in the state. The temperature at the North Pole, at least for a moment, was warmer than the prevailing temperatures along Colorado’s front range.

Ohio has yet to write rules for fracking industry

In June 2014, the state published a list of 20 rules it was working on to govern Ohio’s growing oil and gas industry. The rules were intended to cover serious environmental, financial and health issues, including recycling fracking waste, tracking wastewater pulled from wells developed with the hydraulic fracturing process and establishing a timetable for companies to report well leaks.

EARTHQUAKES: SandRidge agrees to shutter some Okla. disposal wells

Oklahoma oil and gas officials yesterday reached a settlement with SandRidge Energy Inc. to shut down several disposal wells in an earthquake-prone area of the state. The agreement avoids a courtroom standoff between SandRidge and the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) about whether the agency has the authority to shut down wells in an effort to prevent earthquakes.
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Sanders Statement on LA Gas Leak

HOOKSETT, N.H. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders issued the following statement Thursday on the environmental crisis caused by a gas leak in Porter Ranch, California: “The massive and tragic natural gas leak in Porter Ranch, California, is yet another example of the urgent national need to transition away from fossil fuels and toward energy efficiency and sustainable, renewable sources of power.

Alberta fracking site closed after earthquake

Cracks in Conrete
An energy company has halted hydraulic fracturing at a site in northwest Alberta after the area’s largest earthquake in more than a year. Repsol Oil & Gas Canada, a subsidiary of Spanish energy company Repsol S.A., was fracking at its location near Fox Creek when the seismic activity occurred.

Energy Co-op program offers frack-free gas alternative

Last updated: Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 1:07 AM Posted: Monday, January 18, 2016, 5:15 PM Short of switching home-heating systems, residential natural-gas customers who are opposed to hydraulic fracturing have few means to express their sentiments in the marketplace.