Gone for Good: Fracking and Water Loss in the West outlines the status of water consumption for fracking in four states: Colorado; Montana; North Dakota; and Wyoming. The report also outlines and evaluates current regulatory frameworks for fracking water usage in each of those states.
That estimate, provided here, ranges to over $100 billion per year. If society has to subsidize Keystone XL to the tune of billions of dollars per year, maybe over $100 billion per year, how can it possibly be in the national interest?
A citizen based organization responding the recent Exxon Pegasus Pipeline rupture and tar sands oil spill discovered over twenty-five toxic chemicals in the first ambient air sample collected on March 30.
Raymond Ladouceur remembers when he could dip a cup into the Athabasca River for a drink. He remembers when the trout and muskrats were plentiful -- and when his community was healthy.
Oil giant Exxon Mobil Corp....
Despite a panel’s recommendation, some states are overhauling drilling rules without addressing all seismic risks. Nine months ago a National Academy of Sciences panel said oil and gas regulators should take steps to prevent man-made earthquakes. Yet two major drilling states, California and Texas, are writing new drilling rules without looking at the seismic risks linked [...]
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In the wake of a recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report that identified ConocoPhillips’ San Juan Basin operations in Northwest New Mexico as the second-most prolific greenhouse-gas polluter in the nation among onshore oil and gas syst...
While scientists have yet to isolate cause and effect, many suspect chemicals used in drilling and hydrofracking (or "fracking") operations are poisoning animals through the air, water, or soil. Last year, Michelle Bamberger, an Ithaca, New York, veter...
To help inform the debate over the Keystone XL pipeline, this backgrounder features new analysis showing that producing enough bitumen to fill the Keystone XL pipeline would lead to a significant increase in greenhouse gas emissions, and inhibit Canada’s ability to meet its climate targets. Report >