New EPA Regs Address Fracking…in 2015

April 20, 2012By Karen ShowalterBlog Post, Featured

Some good news: The Environmental Protection Agency issued important rules to address air pollution from natural gas drilling, primarily fracking. Less good news: Bending to pressure from Big Oil, the measures won’t go into effect until 2015. The regulations will require that new wells capture certain smog-forming compounds, as well as methane, which is a … Read More

North Dakota’s oil boom from space

March 9, 2012By Lorne StockmanBlog Post, Featured

It has been mentioned often that the mining of tar sands in Alberta, Canada can be seen from space. Recent composite images from the Air Force’s Meteorological Satellite, brought to our attention by the great work at, show another new form of North American oil production and its extensive reach and impact. The red area in the image is … Read More