I Heard it From an Anti-Shale Activist So it Must Be True
Latest Informational Campaign Part of On-Going Effort to Demonstrate Benefits and Safety of Shale Energy Development
The debate over hydraulic fracturing to extract natural gas from deep beneath the earth has led to some rather interesting discussions among New Yorkers. Many of these are well-intentioned, but some are absolutely unhinged from reality.
In the battle of Wednesday's screenings of films about hydraulic fracturing, the Joint Landowners Coalition of New York hosted the makers of FrackNation.
A new report from a conservative think tank says income levels would grow more rapidly upstate if New York allows hydraulic fracturing in the Marcellus Shale.
Gas drilling isn't to blame for a high-profile case of methane contamination in northeastern Pennsylvania, state environmental regulators said Monday, but a homeowner with fouled water vowed to press on and said she doesn't trust the agency.
Interior Department Secretary Sally Jewell, a former drilling engineer in Oklahoma, said: "Fracking as a technique has been around for decades... I have performed the procedure myself very safely."
Energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2012 were the lowest in the United States since 1994, at 5.3 billion metric tons of CO2. With the exception of 2010, emissions have declined every year since 2007.
As the Obama administration approaches a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline, a national survey finds broad public support for the project.
The gap in natural gas prices has opened quickly, leaving companies that make investment decisions years in advance scrambling to catch up. As recently as 2007, U.S. natural gas prices were only about 20 percent lower than Europe's, not enough to fundamentally reshape markets.