Theo Colburn, in High Country News, reports that the supposed employment benefits of natural gas development are not all they seem, with problems ranging from health risks that are not covered by OSHA regulations, to practices that shift employment costs and risks to workers while depriving them of unemployment … Continue reading
By Stephen Lacey, greentechmedia, September 19, 2013
Five years after signing one of the nation’s most progressive pieces of energy legislation into law, Massachusetts continues to see strong growth in … Continue reading
By Multi-State Shale Research Collaborative
Six-state study finds jobs impact of shale drilling exaggerated by industry and supporters
Drilling in the six … Continue reading
By John Funk, The Plain Dealer, August 22, 2013
- Ohio Oil and Gas Association touts 40,000 new Ohio jobs – The Truth-O-Meter says Pants on Fire!
- Shale gas will not create 200,000 Ohio jobs by 2015, Ohio State
The New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) has sent a letter to New York State Governor Cuomo urging him to reject the Revised Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (dSGEIS) due to a conflict of interest on the part of the consultants who worked on the socio-economic impact section. … Continue reading
By John Upton, gristmill
Did you hear the joke about how fracking creates jobs?
By Press Action, April 26, 2012
The natural gas industry needed a better sales pitch. It was moving into … Continue reading
The Republicans believe they have President Obama in a box: either he approves a controversial Canadian oil pipeline or they accuse him of depriving the nation of jobs. Mr. Obama can and should push back hard.
This is precisely the moment for him to argue the … Continue reading
During the yearlong moratorium on high-volume hydraulic fracturing for shale gas, New Yorkers have learned a lot about the environmental impacts of fracking. Yet most people continue to assume that new drilling for natural gas will have significant economic benefits for the state and for … Continue reading
What do the Guggenheim Museum, Boeing, Sunoco, Campbell’s Soup, DuPont, Wawa, Starbucks, Iron Hill Brewery, Philadelphia Eagles, Camelback Ski Area, Pt. Pleasant Canoe Livery, Salem Nuclear Power Plant, and United States Navy all have in common? They all depend … Continue reading