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Environmental Defense Fund Supports Fracking

The Environmental Defense Fund recently announced its support for hydraulic fracturing. Well known for its support of clean air and healthy environment, Mark Brownstein, its chief counsel wrote a blog post that summarizes the EDF’s support as a move to eliminate coal. In his blog he pointed out the reasons to back natural gas as

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Insight Vs. Outrage: Fracking Supporters, Pundits Gather In Philadelphia For Separate Events

This is the second year that shale drillers visited Philadelphia for the Marcellus Shale Coalition’s Shale Gas Insight conference to discuss the natural gas industry. But drillers weren’t the only visitors. Protesters also gathered for their own event: Shale Gas Outrage. The protesters were intent on spreading their own message and their belief that hydraulic

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Energy: Obama vs. Romney

Although Obama and Romney both support expanded oil and gas drilling and a push toward energy independence, the candidates have many different viewpoints on how to get there. So far it seems like many solid energy decisions have been put on the backburner with the recent election on the horizon. Candidates are careful in their

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New York: To Frack Or Not To Frack; Battle Beefs Up

Editor’s Note: This is part one of a two-part series focusing on the fracking debate in New York. Part two of the series will be featured on ShaleStuff.com tomorrow. A strong debate ensues in New York among residents, government officials, anti-fracking groups, and natural gas development supporters. As of right now, New York is under

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Maryland: Fracking Opponents Seeking Moratorium

Fracking opponents are demanding a moratorium in Maryland. Opponents want to prevent fracking until the state finishes a comprehensive, science-based review of the impacts of the process. They are concerned with the potential dangers the process could pose to drinking water and public health. In a commentary post on the website of The Baltimore Sun, Democrat

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