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US Shale Oil: The Convergence of a Global Commodity, US Policy, and Local Effects

January 14, 2015 by Nathan Ratledge

Oil Policy and Prices, and Local Impacts

Advancements in drilling technology and high global oil prices have enabled the development of domestic shale oil. US energy and financial policy further fueled the boom. In the midst of the rapid price decline, we should not forget the at-risk communities across the country that are responsible for the nation's bounty.[read more]

Energy Quote of the Day: 'I Didn’t Expect a 25-Year-Old Man to Get Beaten to Death'

October 28, 2014 by Jared Anderson

Fracking Boom and Community Risk

For a stark on-the-ground report from the hub of Bakken Shale oil & gas development, read this story by Laura Gottesdiener. It provides a glimpse inside the boom that often gets lost in the maze of production figures, reserves estimates, and market analysis that dominates reporting on the issue.[read more]

Energy Quote of the Day: 'They’re Not Ghost Towns Anymore...'

September 14, 2014 by Jared Anderson

Fracking and Communities

What does the term “fracking” mean to you? Chances are there are numerous answers to that question because the term has vaulted into US vernacular and political debates virtually overnight, along with the astonishing domestic oil and gas production increases to which hydraulic fracturing is directly related.[read more]

Ocean Acidification: What is It, and Which Communities are at Risk?

January 28, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

Ocean Acidification and Risk

Chad Coffin, president of the Maine Clammers Association, worries about Maine’s mudflats. That’s because in some areas these low-lying coastal wetlands have become acidic enough to kill young clams before they reach maturity.[read more]