Drilling

Sign at Oil City, Louisiana

Friday Eye Candy: Photo Series Captures Abandoned Oil Wells

A photographer documents the 'orphan wells' strewn across northwest Louisiana in a stark reminder of our deep entanglement with fossil fuels.

July 9, 2021 - Places Journal

Trans Alaska Oil Pipeline

The Biden Administration's Ambiguous Position on Drilling in Alaska

The administration's support of a Conoco-Phillips project is at odds with its suspension of Trump-era oil leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

June 23, 2021 - WBUR

Marine Sanctuaries Not Safe From Drilling

As it has already done with public lands, the Trump Administration is studying how to roll back environmental protections for the sake of the oil and gas industries. This time, marine sanctuaries are the administration's target.

July 26, 2017 - KQED

Oil

Interior Secretary Issues Order to Expedite Drilling on Public Lands

Secretary Zinke's order is part of the "energy dominance" agenda of the Trump Administration to make the U.S. a major energy exporter. The order will reduce the time needed by the Bureau of Land Management to process permitting for new wells.

July 10, 2017 - The Washington Post

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Los Angeles Mandates Fault Surveys in Risky Areas

According to a new rule, developers building over known faults will need to drill or take samples to find the rift's exact position. While it slows down construction, the measure might prevent catastrophic future quake damage.

August 7, 2015 - KPCC

Pittsburgh's Allegheny County to Experiment with Drilling under Public Parks

Allegheny County officials have embarked on an experiment to allow companies to drill for oil and gas below one of the county's eight parks. Whether operations expand beyond the initial test site remains to be seen.

June 25, 2014 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Environmentalists Fight Feds Over Drilling in Utah's Treasured Public Lands

Utah's San Rafael Swell is the scene of an energy showdown between conservationists who want to preserve this unique landscape (potentially a national monument), private oil and gas companies that want to drill there, and the BLM that has to decide.

September 23, 2013 - The New York Times - U.S.

Fracking Leads to Natural Gas Price Drops

Fracking technology led to a gas boom--now there's so much gas available, that prices have dropped along with demand.

January 26, 2012 - NPR

Natural Gas Boom Brings New Option to City Drivers

<p>Officials in Fort Worth, Texas weigh regulations for natural gas compression stations arising from a boom in drilling shale for natural gas.</p>

July 29, 2008 - Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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