water regulation

Water On The Moon? When Do We Move?

In the United States we are blessed to have fresh water that meets many of our needs. If we want to continue to enjoy all the benefits of that water, we have no choice but to take steps to protect and properly treat it. Otherwise we can keep our heads in the sand and wait for someone else to fix the problem. But hey, there's water on the moon, right? I'll start packing.

Pro vs. Con: What the Frack?

Did you think "Drill, baby, drill," would go away? Not quite. "Drill, baby, drill" continues to sweep the nation, but in this case it's for a smaller profile fossil fuel - natural gas.

Farming and Fracking Don’t Mix: A Farmer Speaks Out

The debate raging around fracking is very familiar to Greg Swartz: Fracking offers a potential economic boost for landowners, but carries with it potential health and safety hazards and risk of severe environmental degradation.

New York City says ''No Fracking Way''

New York City residents had their chance to respond to the state’s plans for hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for natural gas. Their response? No fracking way!

Nixon's Clean Water Act Impoundment Power Play

It's the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act. You might know that this major piece of legislation was passed by Congress in 1972 and credited to Richard Nixon. You might not know that it almost didn't happen because after it was passed by Congress, Nixon vetoed it.

Bloomberg to Cuomo: We Can Frack Safely

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.

Natural Gas Fracking

The role that natural gas fracking will play in the United States' energy future is rapidly evolving.

What the Hay? Gas Drilling Wastewater Ruins Farmer's Fields

Despite oil and gas industry rhetoric this presidential campaign year, there can be serious health and environmental impacts associated with fossil fuel extraction. Just ask a farmer whose fields were ruined by gas drilling wastewater.

California Gets New Fracking Regulations

Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law last Friday which will regulate fracking in California as of January 1, 2014. Any way you slice it, this bill means - for now - no moratorium (as environmental groups had hoped) nor unrestricted easy, breezy access to drilling in the Monterey Shale (no doubt on the oil industry's wish list).

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