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Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

These Earthquakes are Fracking Scary

By Adam Schwitters, Burnt Orange Report  According to seismologist Bill Ellsworth, lead author of a recent USGS study, there has been a “remarkable increase” in earthquakes magnitude 3.0 or greater in the midwest and southern plains in the last few years.  As it turns out, these quakes are “almost certainly” man-made.  The likely cause of cause of

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

The Gas Price Blame Game

By Peter Lehner Every year when gas prices rise, politicians and pundits like to play the blame game. On Fox & Friends, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal blamed the Obama administration’s “radical environmental ideology” for high gas prices. (The latest Bloomberg...

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Protesters To Big Oil: Don’t Mess With Texas

By Rocky Kistner As Congressional Republicans and Big Oil allies in Washington try to resuscitate the massive Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, people on the frontlines have opened a new campaign to stop the massive $7 billion project. In Texas, landowners are locking...

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Cuban Oil Drilling Won’t Prop Up Communism

Cuba has been in a state of nearly perpetual poverty since 1992. It’s greatest ally — the Soviet Union — dissolved over the Christmas season of 1991, leaving the island state without it’s largest trading partner. Twenty...

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Cuba’s Search For Oil Threatens Florida’s Coasts

By Adrianna Quintero Ever since Cuba’s intent to drill within 70 miles of Florida’s coast has become known, concerned Floridians have been reeling with how to protect our treasured Florida Keys. For many Floridians, this is a very...

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

South TX Oil Fields: Short-Term Benefits, Long-Term Probs

By Roberto R. Calderón So here we are again visiting the subject of the developing oil and gas field by intensive fracking technologies in a wide swath of South Texas counties. The Eagle Ford Shale is an oil and gas field...

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Keystone Pipeline Stalled, Focus On Real Energy Solutions

By Peter Lehner On Thursday the State Department and the President announced they will conduct a new review of the Keystone XL pipeline. More time is needed to examine the pipeline’s impact on water, our climate, our...

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Gas Mileage Gains Move the Country Forward

By Peter Lehner Today my colleague Luke Tonachel and I represented NRDC at the Washington ceremony where President Obama announced a triumph of American leadership, the single largest step we can take to break our costly addiction...

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Yellowstone River Spill Highlights Dangers Of Oil Pipelines

By Susan Casey-Lefkowitz Once again this weekend, we saw a clear example of how water and oil don’t mix when an Exxon oil pipeline spewed around 40,000 gallons into the wild Yellowstone River in Montana. The mess is likely...

Friday, April 8th, 2011

News Taco To Go: Govt Shutdown, Japan Earthquake, Oil Prices And More

The government looks to be heading towards a shutdown without a budget deal before midnight; the sad things is most of the reason is not monetary, but partisan. Three more people died after another earthquake, 7.1 magnitude,...

Friday, April 1st, 2011

News Taco To Go: Unemployment, Oil, Food Dye, Wisconsin And Highway Deaths

Unemployment is the lowest it’s been in two years, 8.8%, and workers were added to the economy faster in the past two months than any other time since the recession began. Oil prices hit a 2 1/2-year...

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

News Taco To Go: Oil, Jobs, Muslims, Walmart And Radiation

President Obama is set to cut U.S. oil imports by 1/3 over the next decade due to unrest in the Middle East and rising prices. There were 201,000 jobs added to the private sector this month, according...

Monday, March 7th, 2011

News Taco To Go: Civil Rights, Muslims, Libya, Budget And Carnival

People across the country commemorated the 46th anniversary of the Selma, Alabama march known as “Bloody Sunday.” The GOP is looking into how Muslims are a danger to the U.S., while the White House is trying to...

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

News Taco To Go: Budget, Pope, Gays, Libya And The Pope

Crude oil prices are rising, given the unrest in the Middle East, this will translate to higher gas prices. Congress is figuring out how to fund government for a while before they come to a final budget...

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