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  • The green case for frackingFri Jul 10, 2015 |
    Back in 2007, energy companies first began to realize that the United States contained vast supplies of natural gas trapped in underground shale-rock formations, which they...
  • Fracking and the Climate DebateFri Jul 10, 2015 |
    n 2007, as alarm about climate change escalated and environmentalists struggled to stop construction of a wave of new coal-fired power plants, the Sierra Club forged an...
  • The Arrival of Man-Made EarthquakesThu Apr 09, 2015 |
    In the fall of 2011, students in Katie Keranen’s seismology course at the University of Oklahoma buried portable seismograph stations around the campus, in anticipation of...
  • IEA sees renewed pressure on oil prices as glut worsensFri Mar 13, 2015 |
    Oil prices might have stabilized only temporarily because the global oil glut is worsening and U.S. production shows no sign of slowing, the International Energy Agency...
  • Seize the dayThu Jan 15, 2015 |
    MOST of the time, economic policymaking is about tinkering at the edges. Politicians argue furiously about modest changes to taxes or spending. Once in a while, however,...
  • The Logic of Divestment: Why We Have to Kiss Off Big Carbon NowThu Jan 15, 2015 |
    When the fossil-fuel divestment movement first stirred on college campuses three years ago, you could almost hear Big Oil and Wall Street laughing. Crude prices were...
  • ISIS, Ebola, and Putin: Old News?Sat Dec 06, 2014 |
    The Ebola epidemic, ISIS’s ascent, and Vladimir Putin’s belligerence may be three of the most disruptive developments of 2014, but in 2015 they could all lose their...
  • OPEC’s War on Fracking Is Good News for the Rest of UsMon Dec 01, 2014 |
    For oil-importing countries, such as the United States, a fall in the price of crude oil means cheaper gas and heating oil, which is equivalent to a tax cut.
  • Senate narrowly fails to pass Keystone XL pipeline billTue Nov 18, 2014 |
    The U.S. Senate on Tuesday narrowly failed to pass a bill that would have approved construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, rejecting a measure the House of...
  • “The roads were cracking, the crime rate was rising”: What happens when fracking takes over your townSat Sep 27, 2014 |
    North Dakota is sitting on gold. The oil-rich Bakken formation, thanks to the advent of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, produces hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil...