Controversial

House Ag Panel Bills Adjust Dodd-Frank

The House Agriculture Committee Wednesday approved by voice vote six bills that would slightly alter and clarify some controversial points in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

January 26, 2012

Keystone Pipeline Stymied by Obama

The Obama administration on Wednesday denied the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline proposal on the recommendation of the U.S. State Department, saying at this time it is not in the U.S. national interest to build the 1,700-mile link from Alberta, Canada to the Gulf of Mexico (GOM).

January 19, 2012

Obama Administration Denies Keystone Pipeline Permit

The Obama administration on Wednesday denied the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline proposal on the recommendation of the U.S. State Department, saying at this time it is not in the U.S. national interest to build the 1,700-mile link from Alberta, Canada to the Gulf of Mexico (GOM).

January 19, 2012

EPA Seeks Experts for ‘Unbiased Review’ of WY Water Quality Report

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking nominations of nationally and/or internationally recognized scientists or engineers to conduct a “thorough and unbiased review” of a controversial draft report released in December, which found that groundwater in Pavillion, WY, may be polluted by natural gas drilling and well stimulation practices (including hydraulic fracturing).

January 16, 2012

Cornell Scientists Critical of Colleagues’ Gas Study

Three researchers at Cornell University say a controversial study, conducted by their colleagues and stating that shale gas activities posed a more serious threat to global warming than coal, contains serious flaws and should be revisited.

December 5, 2011

Cornell Scientists Take Aim Over Colleagues’ Negative Shale Gas Study

Three researchers at Cornell University say a controversial study, conducted by their colleagues and stating that shale gas activities posed a more serious threat to global warming than coal, contains serious flaws and should be revisited.

December 1, 2011

Cornell Researchers Slam Colleagues Over Negative Shale Gas Study

Three researchers at Cornell University say a controversial study, conducted by their colleagues and stating that shale gas activities posed a more serious threat to global warming than coal, contains serious flaws and should be revisited.

December 1, 2011

Another Delay in Bridger-Teton Drilling Plan

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) said Tuesday it would conduct an additional environmental study on a controversial plan to drill 136 natural gas wells in a portion of the Bridger-Teton National Forest in the Wyoming Range.

November 28, 2011

TransCanada to Route Keystone Around Sandhills

TransCanada Corp. said Monday it will find a new route for its controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline around the water-sensitive Sandhills area in Nebraska, and to that end, it is supporting legislation proposed in the state legislature to develop a new route for the portion of Keystone that would cross the state.

November 16, 2011

Cornell Study Counters TransCanada’s Keystone Jobs Claim

A study by the Global Labor Institute at Cornell University counters recent claims by TransCanada Corp.’s CEO Russ Girling that the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline from the Alberta-U.S. international border to refineries in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) region could create as many as 20,000 new jobs.

November 9, 2011