The annual convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) started today in Chicago and runs through February 17. In addition to reinforcing the public’s widely held[...]
Tagged: Hydraulic fracturing
Hydraulic fracturing started out as an “exploding torpedo” back in 1865. Today, nearly 150 years later, the actual process has made giant technological strides, but now, it’s the topic that’s explosive.
The fight against hydraulic fracturing has recently ratcheted up. On November 5, one town in Ohio and three in Colorado, passed ballot measures designed to ban or temporarily halt hydraulic fracturing—the brief (3-5 day) phase, often referred to as “fracking”—that is essential to the advanced oil-and-gas extraction processes that have given America the lead in global energy production.
The Illinois Legislature overwhelmingly passed a bill placing strict regulations on hydraulic fracturing last week, and now heads to Gov. Quinn’s desk where he has promised to sign it. SB[...]
Heartland’s Jay Lehr predicts Obama will ultimately reject the Keystone XL pipeline. But that will not slow development of Canada’s tar sands, a supposed goal of the environmental activists.
A 40-page draft bill unveiled in the Vermont Legislature last week would place a three-year moratorium on wind projects with a production capacity of more than 500 kilowatts. The bill[...]