Leanne and Robert Baum used to take their children sledding in the field across the road from their house in Minisink, New York. But these days, Leanne, who drives a school bus for a local Christian academy, and Robert, who runs a hardware store, say they're afraid to even let their kids play in the front yard. The couple's small township in Orange County has for decades supplied fresh organic and heirloom produce to the restaurants and farmers' markets in New York City, 60 miles south. Now, it is the site of a growing health crisis.
A Princeton University study has found that leaks from abandoned oil and gas wellbores pose not only a risk to groundwater, but represent a growing threat to the climate.
Between 200,000 and 970,000 abandoned wells in the state of Pennsylvania likely account for four to seven per cent of estimated man-made methane emissions in that jurisdiction, a source previously not accounted for, the study says.
A project that could crush British Columbia’s dreams of multiple LNG developments began to take shape in the spring of 2012 when the heads of three of the biggest energy companies in the world wrote a remarkable letter to Alaska Governor Sean Parnell. The trio of CEO’s – Rex Tillerson of ExxonMobil, Jim Mulva of ConocoPhillips and Bob Dudley of BP – told Mr. Parnell the rivals were joining forces to exploit 35 trillion cubic feet of natural gas locked in Alaska’s vast North Slope oil field.
An explosive new report from the U.S. Department of Energy makes clear that Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is likely a climate-destroying misallocation of resources. That is, if one uses estimates for methane leakage based on actual observations. This is the same conclusion I reached back in 2012, based on
Thank you to everyone that came to support us and bring food that was so awesome. Thanks for everyone that spread the word that was so dam kool. Would like to thank those from New York that sent love to us by ordering a pizza for us that was the best.
In the keynote address kicking off her government’s second major conference on liquefied natural gas (LNG), BC Premier Christy Clark billed the resource as nothing short of “the cleanest fossil fuel on the planet.” Clark touted LNG as a “generational opportunity” for the province’s economy, before a sold-out crowd at the Vancouver Convention Centre yesterday.
Russia has struck a deal to supply some $400-billion (U.S.) worth of natural gas to China over three decades, a breakthrough pact that solidifies ties between the nations as the West seeks to isolate Russia amid the crisis in Ukraine. After a decade of failed attempts, the countries struck the agreement on Wednesday while Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping, the presidents of Russia and China, were in Shanghai for a two-day conference.
Mora County, New Mexico, the first county in the U.S. to ban oil and gas drilling, is now the subject of multiple lawsuits filed on the part of a fracking companies and one local resident seeking to overturn the Mora County Community Bill of Rights. You can support residents in Mora County fighting to protect their land, air, and water from fracking here.
Rising Tide - Coast Salish Territories, May 21, 2014
Members of Rising Tide - Coast Salish Territories gained access to the second annual International LNG in BC Conference to warn major business players about the risks of investing in Liquified Natural Gas in British Columbia.