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As Connecticut Enacts Moratorium on Fracking Waste, other States in Region Consider Bills

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy has signed into law a bill that creates a three-year moratorium on the disposal, storage, treatment or sale of waste produced from hydraulic fracturing, and instructs state environmental officials to devise a regulatory policy for handling … Continue reading


The Newest Question in the Continuing Debate about Shale Gas and the Environment

By Eleanor Saunders Among the environmental controversies sparked by the use of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing to extract shale gas, the most basic one concerns the quantity of greenhouse gas emitted over the fuel’s entire life-cycle – from the … Continue reading


Opportunities and Challenges Posed by the Marcellus Shale

By Eleanor Saunders In the wake of Japan’s nuclear disaster, BP’s oil-well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico and the many environmental reservations that have been expressed about coal, natural gas is fast becoming the fuel of choice.  Or, as … Continue reading