North Dakota, long known for its cattle ranches and open spaces, has recently become one of the oil and gas industry’s most prized (and profitable) possessions, thanks to the advent of fracking. However, the price of oil and gas industry development is paid in destruction to the environment and strains to the regulatory framework meant to protect the public from a reckless industry, as Tesoro’s massive oil spill attests.
|By: Jcoleman Wednesday October 23, 2013 5:46 pm|
|By: Jcoleman Sunday March 24, 2013 8:59 am|
Mother Jones Magazine has uncovered a new twist in the fight against the Keystone XL pipeline. As it turns out, the authors who drafted the environmental review of the Keystone XL pipeline worked for Transcanada, Koch Industries, Shell Oil, and other oil corporations that stand to benefit from building the Keystone XL. Not only did the State Department know about these conflicts of interest, they redacted this information from public filings in attempt to conceal the truth.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday May 23, 2012 7:45 am|
Nuclear talks between the P5 +1 – permanent Security Council members China, Russia, France, Britain and the US, plus Germany – and Iran begin today in Baghdad. This comes on the heels of an imminent announcement between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency, based on talks from recent days in Tehran.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday May 16, 2012 8:15 am|
Yesterday, Josh Fox, the Oscar-nominated director behind the anti-fracking movie Gasland, witnessed fracking going on adjacent to an oil field in Baldwin Hills, close to a residential neighborhood as well as a public park, and directly on a known fault line. This is a fairly new phenomenon, where oil and gas companies use the oil lands they’ve already leased for fracking.
|By: Peterr Saturday September 4, 2010 4:00 pm|
Texas energy companies stuck it to California a decade ago, and now they’re coming back again to try to derail California’s law on greenhouse gas emissions.
|By: Jim Moss Sunday June 27, 2010 7:36 am|
It seems clear that the environmental devastation of an entire region should take priority over the continued operation of an industry that is mired in corruption and recklessness. Perhaps it is fair that they lose some profits and some jobs as a result of this disaster.
|By: Blue Texan Sunday May 2, 2010 11:30 am|
Wonder if Kenneth Jindal, Haley Barbour and the Secessionist have changed their tune. Meanwhile, the Quitter is still saying drill baby, drill.