12 Apr '11, 7pm

A few weeks ago, President Obama said something we agree with about natural gas drilling: "We have to make sure...

Enforce the federal Safe Drinking Water Act's provision that requires drillers to obtain a permit before injecting diesel fuel underground in hydraulic fracturing operations, a drilling technique used in more than 90 percent of U.S. natural gas and oil wells. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency hasn't shown much interest in enforcing this provision. A recent Congressional investigation found that between 2005 and 2009, drilling companies injected 32 million gallons of diesel or diesel-laced fluids in hydraulic fracturing operations in 19 different states without obtaining permits. Use its position on the Delaware River Basin Commission to vote against drilling in the basin , which provides drinking water for 15 million people, until federal and state officials produce a comprehensive environmental statement for the area and show that drilling regulations can be enforc...

Full article: http://www.enviroblog.org/2011/04/obama-must-ensure-safe-...

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Fugitive Methane Stirs Debate on Natural Gas

Fugitive Methane Stirs Debate on Natural Gas

green.blogs.nytimes.com 12 Apr '11, 2pm

James Leynse for The New York Times Robert Howarth, a professor of ecology and environmental biology at Cornell University...

Congress marks 1-year anniversary of Gulf oil disaster by forcing more drilling

Congress marks 1-year anniversary of Gulf oil d...

switchboard.nrdc.org 11 Apr '11, 3pm

As the 1-year mark of the nation’s worst offshore oil spill fast approaches, you might be surprised to learn that rather t...

EPA is safe, for now

grist.org 11 Apr '11, 2pm

Well, the government isn’t being shut down, and the castrate-the-EPA riders have been stripped from the budget bill. For n...

Emissions from shale gas exceed those from coal...

e360.yale.edu 12 Apr '11, 4pm

12 Apr 2011: Emissions from Shale Gas Exceed Those from Coal, Study Says Natural gas extracted from shale deposits by a pr...

Are the Kochs to blame for gas prices?

grist.org 14 Apr '11, 5pm

Remember when we said that, despite an upcoming Republican onslaught of not-intended-to-be-factual statements, Obama is no...

Study: Natural gas from #fracking is worse for ...

grist.org 11 Apr '11, 2pm

Natural gas obtained through "fracking" -- the increasingly common process of splitting open underground deposits with hig...

Natural Gas Needs Tighter Production Practices ...

switchboard.nrdc.org 13 Apr '11, 2am

A paper about the global warming pollution from natural gas production, due to be published online this week, is already m...

Get ready for GOP baloney on gas prices

grist.org 13 Apr '11, 3pm

Politico is reporting this morning that House Republicans are gearing up to blame high gas prices on Obama. His offshore d...

Oil and gas waste pits have contaminated drinki...

switchboard.nrdc.org 11 Apr '11, 9pm

According to the Upper Trinity Groundwater Conservation District in Texas, pits containing waste from oil and gas drilling...

President Obama states the risks of natural gas...

switchboard.nrdc.org 07 Apr '11, 8pm

Yesterday, President Obama held a town hall discussion on energy in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania. He discussed a wide rang...

Mixed Greens: Nissan’s R&D Center Mountain View...

greentechmedia.com 13 Apr '11, 12am

Renautl-Nissan followed Tesla Motors into the electric car market. Soon it will follow it in other ways as well. The Japan...

Green: Bill to Speed Offshore Drilling Clears H...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 14 Apr '11, 3pm

Just a week before the one-year anniversary of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, legislation that would greatly spee...

More offshore drilling. Less oversight. That'll...

switchboard.nrdc.org 14 Apr '11, 6pm

This Congress has not passed a single piece of legislation to make offshore drilling safer in the wake of the BP oil disas...

Congress Approves Offshore Drilling Near Chesapeake Bay #oilspill #ocean via @ecosphericblog

Congress Approves Offshore Drilling Near Chesap...

care2.com 14 Apr '11, 3am

During a Natural Resources Committee markup today, an amendment to prevent offshore drilling near the Chesapeake Bay was d...

Bill to Speed Offshore Drilling Clears House Pa...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 14 Apr '11, 3pm

Just a week before the one-year anniversary of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, legislation that would greatly spee...