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This leaking well pad in California's San Fernando Valley is sickening residents of the Porter Ranch community in Los Angeles County. Some reports predict the whole town will have to evacuate.

Fossils Gone Wild: Underground Hazards Link California and Oklahoma

A pattern of willful ignorance links the California methane leak, swarms of earthquakes in Oklahoma and water contamination in Michigan.
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California Declares State of Emergency Over LA Methane Leak

California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency over the methane gas leak in Porter Ranch, about 30 miles northwest of downtown…
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Fracked Gas Won’t Achieve Paris Climate Goals, But Empowering Communities Could

The United States is undergoing a massive energy transition that isn't receiving enough attention, and it could render the Paris climate agreement meaningless.…
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UPS to Use Landfill Gas to Power Its Memphis and Jackson Fleets

UPS aims to drive 1 billion miles with its alternative fuels fleet by the end of 2017. To help achieve its goal, UPS…
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This Time It Is in My Backyard: Can I Practice What I Preach?

I’ve spent more than 25 years working on major extractive projects around the world, helping operators and planners to engage and collaborate with…
Is Spectra Energy's planned natural gas pipeline just what Greater Boston needs for more energy, or is it a wolf in sheep's clothing?

Spectra Energy’s Pipeline: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

New England's energy needs are rising as major metro areas grow, with only a few gas, hydro and biomass plants to meet demand.…
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Make That Three Black Eyes for Natural Gas Fracking

A new fracking study from Stanford University casts more doubt on the use of natural gas as a "cleaner" fuel for vehicle fleets.
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Make That Two Black Eyes For Natural Gas Fracking

A new study of hospitalizations and fracking activity in Pennsylvania shoots holes in the "clean fuel" image of compressed natural gas.
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Ikea Demonstrates That, Dirty or Not, Fuel Cells are Coming

Ikea hooked up with Bloom Energy to become the latest high-profile global company to adopt fuel cells for clean, renewable on-site energy generation.
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New Fracking Studies Sum Up Pope Francis on Climate Change

Three new fracking studies underscore how natural gas fracking violates Pope Francis's new encyclical on climate change and environmental stewardship.
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EPA Study: Fracking Doesn’t Contaminate Water

The EPA’s five-year project analyzed the impact of hydraulic fracturing on the water supply for human consumption. The study was mostly a compilation…
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500 Eco-Friendly Food Carts Hit the Streets of New York

Five hundred "eco-friendly" food carts are going to hit the streets of New York City, but the picture is a little more complicated…
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Can Philadelphians Forge an Energy Hub?

The “Philadelphia energy hub” is stuck in the promotional stage of the issue attention-cycle, in which boosters and doomsayers each try to create…
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4 Reasons a National Methane Policy is Good for Business

After months of anticipation, the Obama administration last month released its new methane emissions strategy. Here are four reasons the new methane emissions…
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Natural Gas Detrimental to Low-Carbon Economy, Study Says

Although it is touted as a bridge fuel, natural gas abundance is hurting renewable energy development and encouraging greater energy consumption, a new…