Climate change is a tricky business. Scientists consistently (and rightly) remind us that you can’t pin any individual storm or drought or hurricane on climate change – there are too many variables, and climate change is just one of them (albeit a rapidly growing one).
A recent report from the Department of Energy’s Shale Gas Subcommittee calls for more transparency, more accountability, and better environmental protections for production of natural gas that involves hydraulic fracturing or “fracking.”
Many states are providing strong incentives for biomass-derived energy through their Renewable Energy or Renewable Portfolio Standards, but when they allow whole trees and wood cut without any environmental restrictions to be considered “renewable”, those incentives can do real damag
Shell's ongoing oil spill battle in the North Sea is disturbing, but it is made even more disturbing given that Shell recently received conditional approval to move forward with dangerous drilling plans in Alaska's Arctic waters next summer.
Earlier this week, an attempt to undermine consumer health, consumer choice, and consumer’s utility bills by repealing a popular and effective law about light bulbs failed to pass the House. While this is excellent news for consumers and manufacturers of new, high-efficiency light bu
And this proposal is made even worse by the bill it’s a part of – the 2012 Interior Appropriation Bill – which makes deep cuts to environmental programs like the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and yet more cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency.