Two new reports on tight oil, or "difficult" oil extracted by fracking and horizontal drilling, and bitumen mining in North America strip away the marketing hype on extreme hydrocarbons and conclude that their futures may be volatile and shorter than advertised.
Articles: Fracking (256)
Fracking takes rural communities and turns them into industrial zones — and citizens have little recourse.
The mainstream press has faithfully repeated every press and PR statement made by the shale producers.
Fracking has long been the oil and natural gas industry’s best kept secret – in particular, the chemicals found in fracking fluids, which have been linked to a host of weird mystery ailments, like respiratory or gastrointestinal distress.
A landmark lawsuit that challenges the lax regulation of hydraulic fracturing in Canada has just scored a major victory.
As voters last week banned fracking in regions from Ohio to Texas to California, Colorado citizens are meanwhile attempting to reclaim their own right to a safe, healthy environment by enacting the Colorado Community Rights amendment to the Colorado Constitution.
Whether or not a ban on fracking is favored by the American people is still up for debate after reviewing this year’s election season.
An 85-year-old civil rights hero takes on Big Oil and the company burying the industry’s dangerous waste.
In August 2005, the U.S. Congress and then-President George W. Bush blessed the oil and gas industry with a game-changer: the Energy Policy Act of 2005.
If you want to see the future of the shale industry — what today's drilling rush will leave behind — come to Bradford, Pennsylvania.