An icy rain is pelting about 30 protesters who’ve converged at the gate of a natural gas drilling site near Manchester, England. On the other side of a fence topped with razor wire, a 10-story-high rig is boring into shale to determine if it’s suitable for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The demonstrators unfurl a banner: “Fracking will poison our children.”
Representative John Dingell Jr. said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that the partisan political climate in the U.S. House of Representatives that he’s dubbed “obnoxious” is probably here to stay.
A study funded by a foundation tied to the pioneer of hydraulic fracturing found methane leaks from drilling and transporting natural gas are greater than U.S. estimates, undercutting the fuel’s climate benefits.
Methane leaks in pipes, plants and drilling for natural gas are higher than government estimates, leading to a greater impact on climate change, according to a study from a group backed by a pioneer of hydraulic fracturing.
Indian opposition leader Narendra Modi attacked China for its “expansionary mindset,” signaling he’d take a tougher stance in a territorial dispute with Asia’s biggest economy as polls show his party extending its lead ahead of elections.
George Mitchell, the former U.S. Senator who in 2007 concluded a 20-month investigation into performance-enhancing drug use in Major League Baseball, has been appointed as the independent Athletics Integrity Monitor at Pennsylvania State University.
U.S. envoy George Mitchell said he will consult with a range of Middle East leaders in the coming week after shuttling between Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu .
When Victoria Switzer awoke on a cold night in March, her dog was staring out the window at the flame roaring from a natural-gas-drilling rig 2,000 feet behind her house. She remembers trees silhouetted in a demonic dance as the plume burned off gas that had been building up under her land.