Utilities Are Threatening to Deny Service If Pro-Gas Measures Aren't Adopted
National Grid sent many New York customers an email encouraging them to contact state officials in support of pipeline construction or risk shortages.
Thousands of People Live Closer to Underground Gas Wells Than Previously Thought
Most of the wells are more than half a century old, and some residents might not even be aware of the hidden energy infrastructure beneath their own backyards.
West Virginia's Supreme Court Sends Mixed Messages in Cases Pitting Landowners Against Natural Gas Companies
The court has upheld a ruling preventing gas companies from prospecting on people's land without permission, but threw out a series of lawsuits complaining of the nuisance created by their operations.
Why Activists in Jay Inslee's Own State Doubt His Approach to Climate Change
Inslee hasn't been perfect on climate. It also seems he's now learning from his old mistakes.
How Utilities Stall Progress on Alternative Energy
A new report from the Environmental Working Group claims that Duke Energy, the nation's largest utility, is holding back the transition away from fossil fuels.
West Virginians Bear the Brunt of Increased Natural Gas Drilling
As natural gas booms around the Marcellus Shale, nearby residents continue to feel the burden of the industry's growth.
How Communities in the U.K. Are Taking on Fracking
The Conservative British government has rallied behind fracking, but in Lancashire and beyond, locals are pushing back.
Madagascar Is Opening Up Fresh Waters to Fossil Fuel Interests
The country is offering more than 20,000 miles of untouched ocean in the Mozambique Channel for future oil exploration.
The West Virginia Speaker of the House Has Conflicts of Interest With the Natural Gas Industry
Roger Hanshaw, a Republican lawyer from Clay County, represents natural gas companies and gas industry lobby groups in his private legal practice while voting on measures that directly affect their businesses.
In West Virginia, Regulators Once Again Rewrite the Rules to Appease Energy Interests
After a federal appeals court blocked a permit for the Mountain Valley Pipeline, the state's Department of Environmental Protection is changing standards to subvert the ruling.
The Government Proposes Weakening Rules on Methane Emissions
The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to weaken Obama-era rules about leaks of methane, a potent greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming.
How One Judge in West Virginia Gave Natural Gas a Big Victory and Shortchanged Residents
Justice Beth Walker voted to re-open an already decided case around the time her husband owned stock in a variety of energy companies. And that's not even why she's been impeached.
A Federal Judge Rules Against West Virginia County in Natural Gas Pipeline Case
It's the second time in two years that the judge has overruled efforts by Fayette leaders to protect their county from what they view as the negative effects of West Virginia's natural gas industry.
A Gas Company Settles for $119.5 Million for the Biggest Methane Leak in U.S. History
The leak, which began in October of 2015, led to the release of an estimated 109,000 metric tons of methane into the atmosphere.
An Ethical Cloud Is Hanging Over China's Natural Gas Investment Agreement in West Virginia
At least one member of the state’s trade delegation who helped negotiate the deal—a gas industry executive—was also working to help his private company on the trip.
A Massive Pipeline Is Being Planned in Oregon. But Local Landowners Won't Go Down Without a Fight.
A proposed natural gas pipeline is uniting Oregonians across the political spectrum.
A Suspension Has Been Lifted for a Controversial Pipeline in Pennsylvania
Sunoco Pipeline will now resume construction activities after receiving a $12.6 million civil penalty for violating construction permits for its Mariner East 2 pipeline project.
The U.S. Is on Track to Become a Net Exporter of Energy
The U.S. is projected to see growth in energy exports as a result of increased energy efficiency, new electricity generation, and a continued projected growth in the production of liquids and natural gas.
Fifty Years After a Blowout, This Natural-Gas Reservoir Is Still Contaminating the Local Groundwater
A study of a blowout site in the Netherlands offers safety lessons for natural gas fields around the world.