Does the President Have the Authority to Ban Fracking?

Several Democratic presidential candidates are campaigning on promises to ban fracking on federal lands, or on some more extreme platforms – from Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris – place a ban on all fracking in the United States including on private property. World leaders have advised against a U.S. ban for a

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No Surprise: AOC Gets the Facts Wrong In Visit to Colorado

This past weekend, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) paid a visit to Colorado and took the opportunity to tweet out fear-mongering nonsense about the oil and gas industry without bothering to confirm any facts beforehand. Namely, Ocasio-Cortez incorrectly characterized heat picked up on an infrared camera as “toxic fumes” and publicized results from volatile organic compound

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Amid Pipeline Obstruction, Another Energy ‘Disaster’ For Cuomo’s New York

Now the City of Buffalo is suffering from Cuomo’s anti-fossil fuel fervor, as a recent Vanity Fair article highlights a $750 million state subsidy Elon Musk’s SolarCity received to open a plant there. And state taxpayers are paying the price. “For $750 million, we’re getting jobs that pay $2 an hour more than Aldi’s,” the story quotes

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Study Shows Rarity of Fracking-Related Methane in Groundwater

The overwhelming majority of methane found in groundwater samples near natural gas and oil drilling sites in Pennsylvania is naturally occurring, and not related to fracking, according to a new study from Penn State University. The research, which was funded by the National Science Foundation and U.S. Geological Survey, found 99.92 percent of the 20,751 water

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Energy Innovation is Driving U.S. Emissions Reductions, Economic Growth

The United States is a living example that it’s possible to both protect the environment and grow the economy. That was a major theme at the  Global Energy Institute’s recent Energy Innovates Summit, where policymakers, energy industry leaders, and regulators came together to discuss the future of U.S. energy. The gathering of high-profile attendees included,

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California Cities Pass Natural Gas Bans, Ignoring Sky-High Electricity Prices and Consumer Choice

A costly trend is developing across several California cities that could prove harmful to consumers and the environment alike. Berkeley recently became the first city to ban the installation of natural gas linesin newly constructed buildings, making  gas-powered water heaters and stoves forbidden in all new homes. Meanwhile, two of San Francisco’s supervisors recently revealed

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Study Ignores Shale’s Positive Impact on Penn’s Woods in Search for Complaints

Although a recent study’s finding that shale gas development in Pennsylvania has had significant impacts on outdoor recreation is correct, the study’s implication that these impacts are negative couldn’t be further from the truth. Like the logging, mining, and oil production that preceded it, natural gas development in the Marcellus Shale is a major source

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USA Today’s Flaring Editorial Is Glaringly Inaccurate

While a recent USA Today editorial demonstrates the outlet’s desire to add some “flare” to its content, it also showcases a limited knowledge of the oil and natural gas industry’s flaring process. As Texas Railroad Commission Chairman Wayne Christian explained in a rebuttal to the piece: “’Flaring’ is an important part of America’s rise to

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Voluntary Environmental Partnership Leading Emissions Reductions Across Oil and Natural Gas Industry

The U.S. oil and natural gas industry is working together to reduce emissions, and these efforts by many of the nation’s leading energy companies are seeing significant results.  In fact, companies voluntarily participating in the Environmental Partnership found methane leakage rates across their operations to be only 0.16 percent – 10 times lower than U.S.

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Voluntary Efforts Result in Significant Oil, Natural Gas Methane Emissions Reductions

Voluntary efforts to reduce oil and natural gas methane emissions are seeing significant results, according to recently released federal data. Since its inception in 2016, more than 60 companies from all segments of the oil and natural gas industry have voluntarily participated in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Natural Gas STAR Methane Challenge Program. These

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