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...

Your Top 10 Favorite Stories From 2014

This year has been great to us here at Your Energy Blog. We’ve expanded our topics, connected with other writers, and improved our reader experience with fun quizzes and polls….

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…

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…

Is There a “War on Oil?”

This article was originally posted in the Western Interior Oil & Gas Report magazine. The “War on Coal” is alive and well under President Obama’s administration. In early June, the…

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…

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...

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…