Filmmaker Josh Fox interviewed families whose drinking water wells had gone bad after fracking began on or near their land. Their water is now discolored, foul-smelling and in many cases flammable. For the most part, the drilling companies claim no responsibility, although many have settled claims with victims.
As New York considers a moratorium on fracking, it’s worth considering comparisons between the Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster and recent natural gas events - like the natural gas blowout in PA.
A new DOE rule that multinozzle showerheads have a combined flow rate of 2.5 gpm is a problem for luxury bath installers.
The natural gas drilling industry is working hard to silence the discussion created by Josh Fox’s film Gasland, which seems to have the industry running a little scared these days.
This month, a funny thing happened in Texas, a state better known for its high profile, politically-charged feuds with the EPA. Texas's state legislature was the first in the U.S. to pass comprehensive chemical disclosure law for fracking.
Fracking - the hottest topic on the energy front - is now on fire with the arrival of summer. The month of June saw three bans, one ban reversal, a disclosure law and gift to the gas industry.
When you think about renewable energy you probably don't think about burning trash but Covanta Energy wants New York State to include Waste-to-Energy in its Renewable Portfolio Standard.
For over a decade, Reed Super, a public interest environmental attorney, has fought hard to protect aquatic ecosystems from outdated power plants.
Why did New York Gov. Cuomo avoid natural gas fracking in a major speech with a comment period nearly closed? Because the topic is too hot to touch and the nation is watching New York's moves.
Momentum is building behind tidal and wave power in the U.S. with a groundbreaking project in New York City - and dozens more in the works - and new reports that wind and waves could power up to 15% of the nation’s electricity needs.
Fracking, the largest environmental story of 2011, is already in the running to be a repeat contender in 2012. Here are five evolving fracking narratives.
The current state of U.S. energy subsidies: a topic that somehow manages to simultaneously bore and anger. But recent infuriating D.C. developments are shifting that balance.
Commonly known as the policy that enables a customer’s electric meter spin backwards, net metering is the billing arrangement by which customers realize savings from their clean energy systems. 1 kWh generated by the customer has the exact same value as 1 kWh consumed by the customer.
Look at a seafood guide and you're bound to come across the ominous warning: "High in Mercury." But what does that mean, and how is mercury winding up in the fish on your plate?
Studies suggest people with right-leaning political views tend to prefer technology fixes to address climate change. With a right-leaning Congress, clean energy is more or less the US’s climate change policy.
With all eyes on New York State's rumored upcoming moves on shale-gas hydraulic fracturing (fracking), a recent Washington Post op-ed by New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, and fracking pioneer, George Mitchell, weighed in on the possibility of limited fracking in the state's Southern Tier.