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…

Yes, BP, you do have to pay up for the Gulf Oil Spill!

After years of litigation, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected British Petroleum’s (BP) challenge to a settlement agreement regarding the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The decision came Monday after…

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…