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state-of-the-union  lng-exports  keystone-xl  fracking  energy  oil34 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted February 12, 2013

OK, so here’s the deal: Seldom is the annual State of the Union message going to be confused with the Gettysburg Address for lyric quality. Historically, presidents use the speech to set out detailed policy agendas. As listeners seek focus during an oration that might stretch an hour or more, we’re here to help.

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fracking  oil34  gasoline 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted February 8, 2013

In its online debate this week on hydraulic fracturing, The Economist poses this question: “Do the benefits derived from shale gas outweigh the drawbacks of fracking?” It’s a thought-provoking question that has elicited a number of thoughtful responses.

Let’s examine some of the arguments of those who answer that question no. Now, in a debate you typically lead with your best argument, so it’s telling that opposition’s opening shot against hydraulic fracturing basically is a big swing and a miss. Here it is:

Fracking currently enjoys exemptions from parts of at least seven major national statutes, including the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act. If fracking is so safe, why can't the industry be held to the same standards as everyone else?

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energy-policy  fracking  hydraulic-fracturing  natural-gas  regulations 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted January 4, 2013

Here’s the crux of an unreleased (but leaked) New York Department of Environmental Conservation report that weighs the public health impact of natural gas development through hydraulic fracturing:

“…significant adverse impacts on human health are not expected from routine (fracking) operations. When spills or accidents occur, the department has identified numerous additional mitigation measures, including emergency-response planning, setbacks and buffers, so that significant exposures to people and resources on which they rely are unlikely."

Shorter version: Fracking can be done safely in New York.

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natural-gas  innovation  fracking  technology 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted December 19, 2012

America’s oil and natural gas companies are all over innovation – and probably none more than those using hydraulic fracturing or fracking to get natural gas and oil from shale and other tight rock formations.

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revenue  hydraulic-fracturing  fracking 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted December 7, 2012

The EIA is out with new energy statistics, which for those of us who do this sort of thing is basically a holiday* in itself. And it turns out there are plenty of gifts for America, too – first and foremost the incredible wealth of oil and natural gas opened up by horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing.

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natural-gas  fracking  environmental-impact  energy-policy  domestic-energy  access 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted November 28, 2012

A new MIT study shows that the extraction of shale gas through hydraulic fracturing emits only a fraction more methane into the air than conventional gas drilling

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fracking  hydraulic-fracturing 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted October 26, 2012

People who support natural gas development and hydraulic fracturing in New York state took their message to the capitol building in Albany at an event earlier this month.

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natural-gas  hydraulic-fracturing  fracking  energy-policy 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted October 15, 2012

Sights and sounds from a rally in support of natural gas and hydraulic fracturing in New York state

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natural-gas  hydraulic-fracturing  fracking  energy  domestic-energy  access 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted September 17, 2012

Another kind of good news from Pennsylvania, where natural gas production from hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling has increased 450 percent the past three years, bringing jobs and economic growth with it: Waste generation has grown just one-fourth as fast – and 90 percent of it is recycled or reused

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natural-gas  hydraulic-fracturing  groundwater-protection  groundwater  fracking  epa34  energy-regulation 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted September 13, 2012

Sampling some of the reaction to the Bureau of Land Management’s proposed new regulation of hydraulic fracturing on public lands

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