Fracking Will Kill Your Beer

“Yeah, I’ll have a cold, frothy pint of hydrochloric acid.”  You’re not likely to hear this at the neighborhood bar, and beer and wine makers are aiming to keep it...

Recent Fracking Support Has Fractivists Nervous

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is a hot topic. There has never been a middle ground on the technology; people are either for it or against it. Was Charles Schumer Too Honest?...

Fracking Officials Admit Production Fatal to Locals

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has been a topic surrounded by extreme controversy since its introduction. The practice of shooting chemical-filled water into the ground to release natural gas prompts the…

Terry Pegula: A Fracking Billionaire

Bottom Line The controversial oil and natural gas industry made Terry Pegula a rich man. Through knowledge, hard work, good timing, and foresight, he became profitable in a time when…

Is New York Going to Allow Fracking?

History of Fracking in New York Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, was banned in New York state in 2008 to study its effects on the environment. Since then, there have been...

Train Derailments: A Case for Keystone XL?

Recent Train Derailments Railcar safety has been a hot topic recently, most notably after the derailments in North Dakota and Lac-Mégantic, Quebec. The DOT-111 tank car, center of the controversy,...

Christie Trying to Make NJ More Polluted?

As a New Jersey native, I often receive ridicule about being from what some believe to be a “grimy state.” Governor Chris Christie seemed determined to turn this notion into...

Green Fracking: New Ways for Cleaner Energy?

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a highly controversial subject. Those in favor of it would argue that its gains, namely cleaner and cheaper energy (as opposed to coal), certainly outweigh...