Most people think of downtown Houston, Texas as ground zero for the oil and gas industry. Houston, after all, serves as home base for corporate headquarters of oil and gas giants, including the likes of BP America, ConocoPhillips, and Shell Oil Company, to name a few.
Comparably speaking, few would think of Wilmington, Delaware in . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Delaware Tax Haven: The Other Shale Gas Industry Loophole
DeSmogBlog, on multiple occasions, has reported that the damage caused by hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking" in the unconventional oil and gas industry goes far beyond water contamination, put in the spotlight by the documentary film "Gasland." The multi-pronged harms were tackled in a comprehensive manner in our report, "Fracking the Future."
One . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: EOG Resources: The Gas Corporation That Does It All From Cradle to Grave
This is a guest post by Ben Nelson from Public Accountability Initiative that originally appeared on LittleSis.
Truthland, a 35-minute compilation of interviews with fracking proponents, is being promoted by the oil and natural gas industry’s PR arm, Energy In Depth, as an answer to the 2010 anti-fracking film Gasland. The advertising campaign for Truthland . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Fracking Industry’s Answer to “Gasland”: Devised by Astroturf Lobbying Group and Political Ad Agency
Another day, another unconventional gas export deal signed. Nascent North American LNG (liquefied natural gas) export deals are happening so fast and furiously that it is hard to keep track of them all.
The latest: On November 21, Cheniere Energy Partners signed a 20-year LNG export deal with Gas Natural Fenosa, an energy . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: LNG Groundhog Day: Cheniere Energy Signs Yet Another Gas Export Deal on Gulf Coast
Screen shot 2011-09-23 at 12.54.53 AM.png According to Environmental Minister Peter Kent, the Canadian government is entering into the shale gas debate by launching two simultaneous studies of fr… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: "It Can’t All Be True": Canadian Government Launches New Fracking Studies
Hide Yo Kids Fracking.jpg The gas industry has not done itself any favors by downplaying the risks associated with fracking, something the industry is apparently just realizing. Labeling affected… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Battle for Fracking Public Perception Lost, Says Gas Industry Insider
Screen shot 2011-09-08 at 10.37.30 AM.png Evoking an emotional response in one’s audience is a rhetorical means of persuasion well documented since Aristotle. But like Aristotle writes in h… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog – Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: More Than a War of Words: Gas Industry Plays Fracking Victim
fracking-photo-drink.jpg Halliburton Chief Executive Officer Dave Lesar touted the safety of the company’s new CleanStim fracking fluid during a keynote address at a gas industry conference in Co… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog – Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Halliburton CEO Instructs Underling To Sip New Fracking Fluid At Gas Industry Conference
Picture 2.png The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is busy trying to figure out why communities near gas production facilities are experiencing life-threatening levels of hydrogen sul… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog – Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Communities At Risk from Gas Industry Air Pollution – Interview with NRDC’s Amy Mall
Screen shot 2011-08-03 at 11.29.37 PM.png Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has been known by the EPA to contaminate underground sources of drinking water since 1987. In a 25-year old investigat… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog – Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Environmental Working Group Reveals EPA Knowledge of Water Contamination From Fracking