Published on the DeSmog Blog Fri, 2015-03-27 15:21 by Julie Dermansky. On March 24, the Texas House of Representatives’ Energy Resources Committee passed a bill that would rescind the fracking ban in Denton and other efforts by local Texas municipalities to protect themselves from the oil and gas industry. Once language in the bill is finalized, which could happen today, the […]
Published Sunday, December 15, 2014 on DeSmogBlog By Steve Horn The U.S. Senate has voted 89-11 to approve the Defense Authorization Act of 2015, following the December 4 U.S.House of Representatives’ 300-119 up-vote and now awaits President Barack Obama’s signature. The 1,616-page piece of pork barrel legislationcontains a provision — among other controversial measures — to streamline permitting for hydraulic […]
Published on Friday, November 28, 2014 by DeSmogBlog by Richard Heasman, DeSmog Blog A hard hitting report commissioned by the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation was delivered this week to David Cameron and called on the government to investigate the impact of fracking on the rights of individuals. The report cites human rights liabilities for the British government […]
by Steve Horn, DeSmogBlog, Lee Fang, Republic Report The 2014 U.S. congressional mid-term elections are now complete, and the Republican Party controls both the House of Representatives and the Senate. Some have forecasted that this could have catastrophic impacts for progress on climate change and environmental protection in general. But below the radar in Washington DC — […]
In its largest capital project in history, Enbridge plans to do what Transcanada so far can’t — ship more than half a million barrels of heavy oil across the U.S. border without President Barack Obama’s direct approval.
A DeSmogBlog investigation reveals that Georgia-Pacific, a Koch Industries subsidiary, served as the supplier of the chemical concoction, while Freedom Industries serves as the storage facility and product distributor.
Enter Cochin, Kinder Morgan’s 1,900-mile proposed pipeline to transport gas produced via the controversial hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) of the Eagle Ford Shale basin in Texas north through Kankakee, Illinois, and eventually into Alberta, Canada, the home of the tar sands.
US Court Sets ‘Dangerous Precedent’ in Pipeline Ruling
the drilling industry drew millions of gallons of water per well in Arkansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Wyoming, residents in these states struggled with severe droughts and some farmers opted to sell their water to the oil and gas industry rather than try to compete with them for limited resources.
“Without reducing total production, which would require him to really take on the fossil fuel industries and have a real fight with them, this plan is not going to do anything to solve the problem,”