Supporters of an innovative oil and gas extraction technique are crying foul after an environmentalist group with ties to a U.S. congressman used photos of a young girl with an unrelated genetic disorder to tout the dangers of the practice.
Federal regulators say hydraulic fracturing in California poses little environmental or health risk, clearing the way for oil companies to employ the practice in the Golden State.
My must read of the day is “Friendly Fire Over Colorado Fracking Could Cost Democrats the U.S. Senate,” in Time.
Gas prices in the United States may be high, but they would be downright obscene without the current oil glut produced by shale oil extracted through hydraulic fracturing.
A wealthy Democratic congressional candidate opposes hydraulic fracturing in New York even as he profits from the practice in other states, newly released documents show.
Wealthy foundations fighting oil and gas extraction around the country have incorporated ostensibly dispassionate news outlets into their grant-making portfolios, creating what some describe as a self-sustaining environmentalist echo chamber.
The U.S. metro area with the lowest unemployment rate is a shale oil boomtown. The one with the highest unemployment rate houses the world’s largest solar plant.
Some lies just won’t go away. In February the Washington Post published an article with the following headline: “Why There’s No Democratic Version of the Koch Brothers’ Organization.” It was the umpteenth attempt to explain, in a particularly simplistic manner, how the millionaires and billionaires who donate money to the Democratic Party are nothing, absolutely nothing, like those meanie cancer research philanthropists Charles and David Koch.
Newly released photos of a flaming water well have renewed skepticism of claims by environmental activists and federal regulators that hydraulic fracturing made drinking water supplies in Parker County, Texas, flammable.
Proponents of the Keystone XL pipeline seized on a report released Friday by the State Department that found approving the project would have little environmental impact.