For many years, a standard talking point from the fossil fuel industry and those who speak on the industry's behalf has been that natural gas is a cleaner alternative to conventional energy sources like coal and oil.
Colorado residents opposed to oil and gas industry operations near people slammed state industry regulators Monday, demanding that they accept a court ruling that says health and safety must be protected before drilling can be done.
CALGARY – Pacific NorthWest LNG, a $36-billion export project once touted as the largest potential investment in British Columbia’s history, will not be built amid an “extremely challenging environment,” according to its key investor.
British Columbia’s failing liquefied natural gas industry has just received another major setback.
A unanimous decision of the Federal Court of Appeal has ruled that the National Energy Board erred in law by designating the proposed Prince Rupert Gas Transmission pipeline as under provincial jurisdiction.
In spite of any campaign rhetoric, British Columbia’s incoming NDP coalition government is unlikely to impede the practice of hydraulic fracturing in the northeastern part of the province and will not likely assume an anti-industry stance, according to B.C. oil and gas producers at a recent forum in Calgary.
Canada’s oil and gas industry has a massive problem with under-reported methane leaks and fugitive emissions from oil and gas facilities in Alberta and British Columbia.
That’s the conclusion of two new studies that document, for the first time, just how significant methane pollution has become in the country’s oil and gas producing regions.
Both studies identified methane leaks from pneumatic devices designed to control gas flows at well sites as a big part of the problem, along with a lack of regulations on monitoring, reporting and fixing the leaks.
Members of the Puyallup, Standing Rock and Palouse Tribes and others protest plans for a Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) storage facility in Tacoma. The unions need to act on this old slogan, “an injury to one is an injury to all” in real life, not just in words.
April 12, 2017, Tacoma, WA
Tacoma has been one of the main dumping grounds for polluting industry in western Washington. We are home to nine EPA Superfund clean up sites.
Is this the next #NoDAPL? The Ramapough Lunaape tribe in the township of Mahwah, New Jersey are protesting the interstate Pilgrim Pipeline, a proposed 178-mile dual pipeline that would carry fracked Bakken shale oil from Albany, New York to the Bayway Refinery in Linden, New Jersey.
Seemingly little connects a community in India plagued by toxic water, a looming air pollution crisis in South Africa and a new fracking boom that is pockmarking Australia. And yet there is a common thread: American taxpayer money.
Donald Trump’s being elected the 45th President of the US has sent shock waves through the climate change community worldwide. Examining some recent energy and emission trends in the US would contribute to our understanding of what Trump might or might not undo. And while our initial shock and dismay is totally warranted, it would be short-sighted of us to ignore deeper drivers of global warming that will persist even after Trump comes and goes.