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The Quantitative, Scientific Support for Safe Fracking

hydraulic fracturing  fracking  safety standards  epa  oil and natural gas 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted November 17, 2016

As EPA nears the release of its finalized hydraulic fracturing/water report, the weight of scientific study and analysis backs the agency’s preliminary conclusion that there’s no evidence that fracking has led to “widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources in the United States.” Dozens of other recent studies reached similar conclusions – including peer-reviewed case studies and research by academics, government and industry, as well as state and federal regulatory reviews.

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The Negative Impacts of Restricting Fracking

hydraulic fracturing  fracking  oil and natural gas  economic benefits  emission reductions  consumers  manufacturing 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted November 3, 2016

Let’s follow up on a post earlier this week on the energy stakes in next week’s election with some recent analysis by Adam Sieminski, who heads the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Speaking at a Natural Gas Roundtable event, Sieminski said that constraints on hydraulic fracturing, reducing its use, could have significant price impacts. 

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Election Day Priority: Getting Energy Policy Right

vote4energy  oil and natural gas  access  regulation  hydraulic fracturing  emission reductions 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted November 1, 2016

With Election Day a week away Kyle Isakower, API’s vice president for regulatory and economic policy, and Erik Milito, API upstream group director, held a conference call with reporters to reiterate the embedded nature of energy in a variety of national issues and the importance of selecting leaders at all levels of government who will advance pro-development energy policies.

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The Green Case for Fracking

hydraulic fracturing  fracking  natural gas  emission reductions  climate 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted October 20, 2016

When a former Greenpeace executive director comes out in support of hydraulic fracturing, your first impulse probably is to check outside to see if pigs indeed have taken flight. The second and totally serious response is to understand and embrace the argument for fracking that's being made by one leading environmentalist. That environmentalist is Stephen Tindale, who led Greenpeace U.K. from 2000 to 2005.

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The Science of Emissions Progress

carbon emissions  climate  economic growth  electricity  energy  hydraulic fracturing  natural gas 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted October 13, 2016

A couple of charts and a great-news story for the United States in terms of its carbon dioxide emissions.

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Natural Gas: Lower Emissions, Cleaner Air and Benefiting Consumers

natural gas  hydraulic fracturing  emission reductions  carbon dioxide  methane 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted October 7, 2016

The market approach works. What’s more, the energy development underlying that approach is recording lower methane emissions. New data released by EPA shows that methane emissions from oil and natural gas production fell in 2015, marking the fourth straight year of declines and documenting industry efforts to reduce them.

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Energizing Wisconsin

wisconsin  hydraulic fracturing  fracking  vote4energy  states2016 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted September 30, 2016

Wisconsin doesn’t produce any oil, it doesn’t produce any natural gas. But it produces great sand – lots of it that plays a critical role in America’s energy renaissance. Wisconsin is the nation’s leading fracking sand producer, supplying 24 million tons of it, accounting for 44 percent of U.S. production, in 2014.

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Energizing Ohio

ohio  utica shale  fracking  hydraulic fracturing  vote4energy  states2016 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted September 26, 2016

Energy in Ohio – one of the cradles of the oil and natural gas industry – is trending up, to say the least. This is because development of safe fracking technology is unlocking the Utica shale play that underlies much of the eastern part of the state, as well as the westernmost edge of the Marcellus play a layer above the Utica. As a result, Ohio ranked 10th in natural gas production last year, nearly doubling from 2014 to 2015.

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Energizing Texas

texas  oil and natural gas  hydraulic fracturing  shale plays  vote4energy  states2016 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted September 22, 2016

One way to look at oil and natural gas production in Texas – it leads the 50 states in both – is that if Texas were its own country it would rank in the top 10 among the nations of the world in oil and gas output. Texas is its own energy giant.

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Energizing Colorado

colorado  us energy security  oil and natural gas  hydraulic fracturing  vote4energy  states2016 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted September 14, 2016

Safe and responsible energy development has made the United States the world leader in oil and natural gas production, with states including Colorado playing a leading role. Pro-development policies are needed to continue America’s energy renaissance, which is boosting the economy, making the U.S. more secure in the world and helping to lower emissions

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