Natural Gas Becomes a Fracking Mess

Natural Gas Becomes a Fracking Mess

Until late last year, Laura Gideon’s family lived in Porter Ranch on the outskirts of Los Angeles. “We didn’t ever want to leave,” Gideon told the Associated Press. It’s “a nice gated community.” What uprooted them from one of LA’s wealthiest pockets? They became...
Who Can Follow This Climate Leader?

Who Can Follow This Climate Leader?

Remember that scene in the Wizard of Oz when Dorothy hits a fork in the Yellow Brick Road? As she stands there stumped, a friendly character who will accompany her to the Emerald Palace pipes up. “Pardon me, that way is a very nice way,” the Scarecrow advises as he...
Don’t Get Burned by Coal’s Demise

Don’t Get Burned by Coal’s Demise

Stanford, Georgetown, and other universities are stripping coal stocks and bonds out of their endowments. Why? For starters, they don’t want to lose money. At least 200 U.S. coal-fired power plants have stopped operating since 2010, shrinking the total fleet by 40...
A Noxious Double Whammy

A Noxious Double Whammy

Here’s the good news: President Barack Obama has committed to reducing the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions by at least 17 percent by 2020. The bad news? A rise in fracking for natural gas could make the United States fail to keep this pledge. Unfortunately, a...