The oil and gas landscape is changing fast these days. And a big item this month suggests the courts may have a major impact on shaping the sector over the coming months. Especially issues like fracking.
Residents of Wadley Farms turn out to oppose a proposal for 20 oil and gas wells in the middle of their bucolic neighborhood Posted: 08/12/2015 12:01:00 AM MDT Updated: 08/12/2015 12:10:31 AM MDT ADAMS COUNTY – A rural quiet breathes over the dirt roads and horse corrals of Wadley Farms in Adams County, a community of 120 homes cocooned in splendid solace amid the thrum of suburban life in nearby Thornton.
The higher damage figures from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention (Cal Fire) coincided with an ominous U.S. Forest Service report that more than half its total budget is, for the first time, being spent on fire suppression across the country.
Bill Gow is a retired iron worker who began buying land outside in Douglas County near Coos Bay for Gow Ranch in the late 1980s. Today, he raises beef as well as timber on a 2,000-acre ranch that supports both him and his wife as well as his sone and his family.
by & Posted on ” TransCanada Is Seizing People’s Land To Build Keystone, But Conservatives Have Been Dead Silent” Share: For Julia Trigg Crawford, watching TransCanada construct the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline on a corner of her 600-acre farm was “gut-wrenching.”
The wind, rain and waves of Hurricane Sandy in 2012 devastated homes along the New Jersey coast and beyond. Today, Princeton University climate scientists and architects are part of an interdisciplinary team exploring ways to co-exist with rising tides, including reengineering natural features, such as those imagined above, and designing “amphibious suburbs” that can tolerate periodic floods.
A new Army Corps of Engineers report warns that unless coastal residents and state and local leaders from the Carolinas to Maine rethink their approach to shoreline development, the next big storm will be equal to or worse than Hurricane Sandy – with its $65 billion in losses, 159 deaths and 650,000 homes damaged or destroyed.
TransCanada, the company that wants to build the $8 billion Keystone XL pipeline, filed court documents Tuesday in nine Nebraska counties starting eminent domain proceedings to get the 12 percent of easements it still needs here. The Canadian company had until Thursday to begin the condemnation process or lose its eminent domain powers given by former Gov.
The largest-ever study of its kind, conducted by a multi-institutional research team led by scientists from the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), in partnership with Sandia National Laboratories, universities, and appraisers, concluded that home buyers are more than willing to pay a premium on their house if it comes with a solar
The Keystone XL tar sands pipeline now faces the prospect of further delays after a potential new legal challenge from ranchers presented a “cloud of uncertainty” along its proposed route across Nebraska.