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US fracking boom could tip world to edge of climate disaster

By Nina Lakhani and Others

The fate of the vast quantities of oil and gas lodged under the shale, mud and sandstone of American drilling fields will in large part determine whether the world retains a liveable climate. And the US, the world’s largest extractor of oil, is poised to unleash these fossil fuels in spectacular volumes.


Avoid using gas as ‘transition’ fuel in move to clean energy, study urges

By Fiona Harvey Photo: Joe Klamer , Getty Images

Countries should move from coal to renewable energy without shifting to gas as a “transition” fuel to save money, as high gas prices and market volatility have made the fossil fuel an expensive option, analysis has found.


How the oil and gas industry is trying to hold US public schools hostage

By Leanna First-Arai Composite: Getty Images

The oil and gas industry wants to play a word-and-picture association game with you. Think of four images: a brightly colored backpack stuffed with pencils, a smiling teacher with a tablet tucked under her arm, a pair of glasses resting on a stack of pastel notebooks, and a gleaming school bus welcoming a young student onboard.


Another delay and cost increase announced for Mountain Valley Pipeline

By Laurence Hammack

Mountain Valley Pipeline will again seek new permits that have twice been cast aside by the courts, delaying completion to the second half of 2023 and boosting the project’s cost to $6.6 billion.


Interior Department to resume oil and gas leasing, charge higher fees

By Anna Phillips Photo: Eli Hartman/AP

As pressure increases on the Biden administration to lower the price of fuel, the Interior Department announced on Friday plans to hold its first onshore oil and gas lease sales since President Biden took office.


New York shows the challenges of phasing out fossil fuels

By Maxine Joselow Photo: Hans Pennink/Associated Press

In December, when the New York City Council voted to ban natural gas use in new buildings, environmentalists in the Big Apple barely stopped to celebrate.


EU aims to slash Russian gas dependence by two-thirds this year

By Karl Mathiesen Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

The EU can cut most of its reliance on Russian gas by the end of this year if governments implement a raft of emergency measures to be proposed by the European Commission on Tuesday.


US overhauls review policy for gas pipelines, LNG

By Chris Knight

The agency’s Democratic majority voted 3-2 to approve two policies, one revising the agency’s project certification process and another creating a new framework for scrutinizing greenhouse gas emissions. Together they mark the largest change in US permitting policies for interstate natural gas infrastructure since at least 1999, the last time the agency made major changes.


Fact Sheet | Updated Pipeline Certificate Policy Statement (PL18-1-000)

The update of FERC’s 1999 Policy Statement on the certification of new interstate natural gas facilities provides a more comprehensive analytical framework for the Commission’s decision-making process. The policy statement includes the first revision in more than 20 years to the Commission’s policy for the certification of new interstate natural gas projects under section 7 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA). Key areas are outlined below.


GOP and gas lobby preemptively quashed cuts in natural gas usage

By Ella Nilsen

In 2019, the city council in Berkeley, California, held a stunning vote: it would ban natural gas hookups in all new building construction to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the city’s impact on the climate crisis.