Energy

New York State to Ban Fracking: ‘Reckless to Proceed’

New York State to Ban Fracking: ‘Reckless to Proceed’

  ALBANY, New York, December 18, 2014 (ENS) – As of early next year, New York State will be permanently off-limits to hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, for oil and gas. The decision follows the release Wednesday of a long-awaited...

 

Obama Bars Oil Industry From Alaska’s Bristol Bay

Obama Bars Oil Industry From Alaska’s Bristol Bay

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 16, 2014 (ENS) – President Barack Obama today designated the waters of Bristol Bay as off limits to oil and gas leasing for exploration, development or production. This action safeguards one of the nation’s...

 

RCMP Arrest Protesters at Kinder Morgan Tar Sands Pipeline Expansion

RCMP Arrest Protesters at Kinder Morgan Tar Sands Pipeline Expansion

  BURNABY, British Columbia, Canada, November 23, 2014 (ENS) – An 11-year-old girl was among those arrested Sunday as a crowd protested survey work by the Texas-based Kinder Morgan company for a tar sands pipeline expansion through...

 

Senate Defeats Keystone XL Pipeline Bill By One Vote

Senate Defeats Keystone XL Pipeline Bill By One Vote

  WASHINGTON, DC, November 18, 2014 (ENS) – A measure to force approval of the Keystone tar sands pipeline was defeated in the U.S. Senate today by a vote of 59-41. Sixty votes were needed for passage of the bill. All the Republican...

 

EU Funds Sustainable Energy: First in Africa, Next, the World

EU Funds Sustainable Energy: First in Africa, Next, the World

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, September 22, 2014 (ENS) – European Commission President José Manuel Barroso will tomorrow co-sign joint declarations in New York to reinforce energy cooperation with five African countries: Cabo Verde, Côte...

 

Dutch King to Attend Iowa Cellulosic Ethanol Refinery Opening

Dutch King to Attend Iowa Cellulosic Ethanol Refinery Opening

  EMMETSBURG, Iowa, August 21, 2014 (ENS) – His Majesty Willem-Alexander, King of the Netherlands, has announced that he plans to attend the opening of an Iowa cellulosic ethanol plant co-owned by a Dutch company. The POET-DSM Advanced...

 

Greenpeace Ship Freed by Russia Sails Into Amsterdam

Greenpeace Ship Freed by Russia Sails Into Amsterdam

  AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, August 11, 2014 (ENS) – The Greenpeace icebreaker Arctic Sunrise sailed back into Dutch territorial waters Saturday after more than 300 days in Russian custody. It had been nearly a year, to the day,...

 

Massachusetts Landowners Block Pipeline Surveyors

Massachusetts Landowners Block Pipeline Surveyors

  By Martin Laine BOSTON, Massachusetts, August 3, 2014 (ENS) – The proposed extension of a natural gas pipeline that would run the length of Massachusetts is meeting stiff resistance from a broad coalition of residents, local governments,...

 

Tar Sands Protesters Confront Eastern Governors, Premiers

Tar Sands Protesters Confront Eastern Governors, Premiers

  BRETTON WOODS, New Hampshire, July 15, 2014 (ENS) – More than 100 people rallied Sunday outside the annual meeting of the Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers in Bretton Woods to call on the region’s...

 

New EPA Rule Cracks Down on Oil Refinery Air Pollution

New EPA Rule Cracks Down on Oil Refinery Air Pollution

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 15, 2014 (ENS) – To protect neighborhoods located near oil refineries, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today proposed to update the air pollution standards for refineries – standards that environmental...

 

Thousands of Canadians Protest Pipelines, Tankers, Tar Sands

Thousands of Canadians Protest Pipelines, Tankers, Tar Sands

  VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, May 11, 2014 (ENS) – A Vancouver beach was crowded Saturday with more than 1,000 demonstrators opposed to the Enbridge’s controversial C$6.5 billion Northern Gateway oil pipeline. Held at Sunset...

 

Obama Motivates 300+ Commitments to Solar, Energy Efficiency

Obama Motivates 300+ Commitments to Solar, Energy Efficiency

  MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, May 9, 2014 (ENS) – “Climate change is real and we have to act now,” said President Barack Obama today, announcing hundreds of commitments and executive actions to advance solar deployment...

 

Underground Options Open for New Hampshire’s New Power Line

Underground Options Open for New Hampshire’s New Power Line

  By Martin Laine CONCORD, New Hampshire, May 5, 2014 (ENS) – The U.S. Department of Energy has released a list of alternatives under consideration for the controversial Northern Pass transmission line project in New Hampshire. The...

 

44 Greenpeacers Arrested at Rotterdam Arctic Oil Protest

44 Greenpeacers Arrested at Rotterdam Arctic Oil Protest

  ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands, May 1, 2014 (ENS) – Early this morning, 80 Greenpeace activists confronted the tanker carrying the first shipment of oil from the Russian Arctic. During the demonstration, the Greenpeace ship Rainbow...

 

Crude Oil Train Explodes in Lynchburg, Virginia

Crude Oil Train Explodes in Lynchburg, Virginia

  LYNCHBURG, Virginia, April 30, 2014 (ENS) – A CSX train carrying crude oil derailed in downtown Lynchburg today, bursting into flames and sending a column of dense black smoke high into the afternoon sky. Oil spilled into the James...

 

Russia Ships First Arctic Oil, Fortifies Oil Defenses

Russia Ships First Arctic Oil, Fortifies Oil Defenses

  MOSCOW, Russia, April 29, 2014 (ENS) – Riding on his pride in the first export of Russian Arctic oil earlier this month, President Vladimir Putin has signed a law that allows oil and gas corporations to establish private armed security...

 

BC Town Blocks All-Canada Pipeline as Keystone XL Delayed

BC Town Blocks All-Canada Pipeline as Keystone XL Delayed

  OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, April 28, 2014 (ENS) – As Alberta’s new Premier Dave Hancock met with Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Ottawa today, the two leaders agreed that they cannot push the controversial Keystone XL oil sands...

 

Boots and Moccasins March Against Keystone XL Pipeline

Boots and Moccasins March Against Keystone XL Pipeline

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 27, 2014 (ENS) – Once deadly enemies, cowboys and Native Americans have joined forces to do battle against a Canadian corporation that wants to build and operate a 1,179-mile long pipeline from the Alberta...

 

U.S. Not Ready for Oil Spill in Arctic Waters

U.S. Not Ready for Oil Spill in Arctic Waters

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 23, 2014 (ENS) – The warming climate is melting sea ice, opening U.S. Arctic waters to shipping and oil and gas development, but the National Research Council warned today that U.S. personnel, equipment, transportation,...

 

Keystone XL Pipeline Decision Delayed Indefinitely

Keystone XL Pipeline Decision Delayed Indefinitely

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 18, 2014 (ENS) – To consider 2.5 million public comments and a route tied up in legal battles, the U.S. State Department today extended the time allowed for agency consultations on the controversial Keystone...