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.
Environmentalists are rallying to the defense of an anti-fracking activist who has advocated pedophilia and incest after a Pennsylvania court barred her from entering any land owned or leased by a local oil company.
New York State will not issue any permits for hydraulic fracturing in 2014, according to the head of the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation.