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08.27.13

Energy secretary: Emission cuts to be 'practical'

The U.S. must balance its commitment to reducing carbon emissions with the "ground truth" that the world's largest economy still relies heavily on fossil fuels, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said on Monday.

 

08.22.13

Statement from Karen Moreau on President Barack Obama's Upstate New York Visit

New York State Petroleum Council Executive Director Karen Moreau issued the following statement today in response to President Barack Obama's Upstate New York tour.

 

08.20.13

API Releases Study: Energy development helps promote local economic diversity

U.S. counties have benefited from oil and gas development while preserving natural attractions such as local fishing, hunting, skiing and hiking, according to a new study released by API.

 

08.15.13

Marcellus Shale gas production soars in other states

The Southern Tier of New York sits above the gas-rich Marcellus Shale, and the state has yet to decide whether to conduct hydraulic fracturing to tap into it.

 

08.06.13

Energy secretary: Fracking can be done safely

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said that hydraulic fracturing can be done safely and there has been no evidence the drilling technique causes groundwater contamination.

 

07.23.13

Statement from Karen Moreau on Five Year Anniversary of Hydraulic Fracturing Moratorium

Karen B. Moreau, Executive Director of the New York State Petroleum Council, issued the following statement today regarding the fifth anniversary of New York State's moratorium on hydraulic fracturing.

 

07.19.13

DOE study: Fracking chemicals didn't taint water

A landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, shows no evidence that chemicals from the natural gas drilling process moved up to contaminate drinking water aquifers at a western Pennsylvania drilling site, the Department of Energy told The Associated Press.

 

07.09.13

Fracking phobia fails yet again

The pro-fracking conspiracy in the United States is so vast that it evidently encompasses the Environmental Protection Agency, famously a tool of the oil and gas industry.

 

07.08.13

The Top 5 Lies About Fracking

Explosions, poisons, pollution, cancer, and global warming all considered.

 

07.08.13

This Eternal Flame Burns as a Result of Natural Fracking

There is a light that never goes out: an eternal flame, hidden behind a waterfall in Erie county, New York, which is a result of natural gas seeping out from underground rocks.