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Fracking Promises New Oil, Gas Boom

Discovered: 17 Bakkens Stacked On Top of One Another Is This the Next Big American Oil Field… Again?   By Brian Hicks Thursday, March 14th, 2013 At around 6 o’clock on the morning of May 28, 1923, an oil well … Continue reading

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Pipelines: Keystone XL

  The Tar Sands Disaster By THOMAS HOMER-DIXON published 3/31/13 IF President Obama blocks the Keystone XL pipeline once and for all, he’ll do Canada a favor. Canada’s tar sands formations, landlocked in northern Alberta, are a giant reserve of carbon-saturated … Continue reading

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More Facts on Fracking: Research on effects of fracking favor drilling

The Facts on Fracking Some of the local effects of drilling and fracking have gotten a lot of press but caused few problems, while others are more serious. For example, of the tens of thousands of deep injection wells in … Continue reading

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Can Fracking Be Regulated in NY to Ensure Safety?

Why ‘Safe’ Regulation of Fracking in New York Is a Fiction Governor Andrew Cuomo has promised that he will only allow fracking if regulations can be developed to assure “it be done safely,” which is often asserted, recently, for example, … Continue reading

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