Parts of NY Looking to Secede Due to Fracking Ban

Desperate times call for desperate measures. Land owners and energy businesses who were hoping to make money through hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in New York State were recently crushed when NY...

Obama Set to Veto Keystone Bill

As predicted, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday approving the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The ongoing saga has sparked years of debate about whether the…

Few Lawsuits Predicted in NY Fracking Ban

Earlier this month, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing (fracking). As an energy writer and New York State resident, I’m quite proud of my…

New York Says ‘NO!’ to Fracking

In what amounts to less than shocking news, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on December 17th that fracking is officially banned within the state. YourEnergyBlog recently visited the prospect…

Can Politicians Really Affect the Price of Gasoline?

With all the hullabaloo over the midterm elections, and the recent plummet of national gas prices, I kept wondering, Can politicians actually have an effect on gasoline prices?  I’ve heard…

Denton, Texas Dents Fracking Plans

Voters in Denton, Texas overwhelmingly passed a resolution on November 4th that will ban fracking within city limits, a first for the state. With more than 59% of the nearly…

Fracking Up Ohio, One Earthquake At A Time

I recently wrote about the link between hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and earthquakes. Scientists and environmentalists are concerned about the side effects of fracking and what it might be doing to…

Energy-Efficient States: Where Does Yours Rank?

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Pro-Frackers Hire Homeless Supporters

In a world with personal assistants, dog-walkers, family chefs, and in some cases, hit-men, it’s clear you can pay anyone to do anything. The North Carolina Energy Coalition capitalized on…

Tesla Chooses State for Gigafactory

Congratulations YEB readers- you guessed right! Back in April, I wrote about plans for the Tesla Gigafactory, and the various states campaigning to host the state-of-the-art facility. We polled all...