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…

Coal Driving the Chinese to Drink

When it comes to decreasing coal consumption, many argue that the reduction will spur an onslaught of unemployment. But what if a region decides to replace its coal industry with…

Oil Wells: How Low Can Ya Go?

The first oil wells reached depths of 240 feet, which is sort of a laughing matter in today’s world.  These days, it’s not uncommon for wells to descend up to...

Rockefellers Join the Fossil Fuel Divestment Trend

A surprising new group of people has decided to join the fossil fuel divestment trend: The Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Yes, that’s right. One of the oldest, richest families in the…

Study Finds Fracking Will Not Contaminate Your Water

The debate about the safety of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) has been ongoing, and likely won’t be settled anytime soon. Fracking proponents and opponents are steadfast in their beliefs, and no…

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…

The United States Is Giving Mexico Gas

Due to a glut in supply from their neighbors to the north, Mexican industries will be paying a lot less for electricity than they have in the past. The manufacturing…

Pittsburgh International Airport Has Gas

The evening plane rises up from the runway, over constellations of light. Those iconic words were sung by Rush in the 1989 classic “Presto.” Neil Peart was referring to houses,...

Demand for Sand is so Fracking High

Tuck you in, warm within. Keep you free from sin. Till the sandman he comes. Those iconic words were sung by Metallica in the 1991 classic, “Enter Sandman.” The folklore...