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The War On Fracking Is Over — And The Greens Lost

Steve Goreham
Executive Director, Climate Science Coalition
People protest against fracking in California, in Los Angeles May 30, 2013. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a technique to remove natural gas and oil from shale formations, has been under withering assault from environmental groups for much of the last decade. Fracking has been blamed for contamination of drinking water, air pollution, earthquakes, water shortages, global warming, radiation discharge, and even cancer. But it appears that environmentalists have lost the battle against fracking.

America’s power grid at the limit: The road to electrical blackouts

11:18 AM 04/23/2014

Americans take electricity for granted. It powers our lights, our computers, our offices, and our industries. But misguided environmental policies are eroding the reliability of our power system.

Renewable energy is in decline

11:30 AM 02/28/2014

The global energy outlook has changed radically in just six years. President Obama was elected in 2008 by voters who believed we were running out of oil and gas, that climate change needed to be halted, and that renewables were the energy source of the near future. But an unexpected transformation of energy markets and politics may instead make 2014 the year of peak renewables.

Bitter cold blasts Chicago, a city fighting climate change

1:53 PM 01/08/2014

Chicago was blasted Monday by the coldest weather in 18 years. Below-zero temperatures and wind gusts of up to 35 miles per hour produced wind chills of minus 40 Fahrenheit. The deep freeze followed a winter storm that blanketed the area with 6 to 10 inches of snow on Sunday. The extreme cold and snow was a natural retort to Chicago’s policies to fight global warming.

National Renewable Electricity Standard: Why raise electricity prices?

12:21 AM 12/18/2013

Earlier this month, representatives Jared Polis (D-CO), Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), and Ann Kuster (D-NH) introduced the National Renewable Electricity Act of 2013 (RES Act), into the US House of Representatives. The act mandates that all US retail electrical suppliers buy an increasing amount of electricity from renewable energy sources, or pay fines for the shortfall. But if the law is passed, it will raise electricity prices for Americans for questionable environmental gains.

World agricultural output continues to rise, despite dire predictions of decline

5:49 PM 11/27/2013

The year 2013 has been a great year for global agriculture. Record world production of rice and healthy production of wheat and corn produced strong harvests across the world.

United Nations to business: support us on climate change

9:50 PM 11/19/2013

Businesses must lobby governments to fight climate change, according to the United Nations. On November 14th, as part of the Warsaw climate conference, the UN issued a new report entitled, “Guide for Responsible Corporate Engagement in Climate Policy,” urging active business participation in the UN climate crusade. But is this the best course for business to serve customers and protect the environment?