A year after Maryland leaders settled a debate over the natural gas harvesting technique known as fracking by permanently banning it, environmentalists are battling projects like a Potomac River pipeline, the Cove Point terminal and a major investment by AtlaGas.
What would you stand for if you ran for president? You may not have such an ambition but when we vote next year you and I should vote for candidates who are representative of our views. Here is what I would look for in a candidate.
We asked friend of City Paper Terence Hannum (who was, full disclosure, part of City Paper's "Blade Runner" discussion at the Windup Space last year), member of Locrian along with André Foisy and Steven Hess (and also one-half of the duo The Holy Circle, and an assistant professor of art at Stevenson University), to break down the doom minimalist trio's latest record, "Infinite Dissolution." Locrian plays the Metro Gallery on Sept. 10 with Barbelith, Birth (Defects), and Curse.
We can no longer afford to ignore our nation's energy infrastructure needs. While we derive clear benefits from producing needed fuel here at home, those benefits will not be fully realized until we build out the network needed to deliver product throughout the country.
Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley called Thursday for ending the nation's reliance on fossil fuels by 2050 and doubling energy efficiency within 15 years -- making the environment the focus of one of his presidential campaign's first major policy rollouts.
November has been a good-news/bad-news month for the climate struggle. The U.S. and China just inked an historic agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions, but that accord is imperiled by the American electorate.
The current lame duck session of Congress, which ends on Jan. 3 and includes senators and representatives defeated on Nov. 4, began with the same old partisanship that characterized the last few years in Washington, as the Senate rejected the Keystone XL pipeline construction bill by a single vote.
In the context of Russia's invasion of Ukraine and a still stagnant economy, President Obama faces two important questions on energy transmission: a decision on the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline and the question of increasing American natural gas exports. These are choices that will resonate from Crimea to Cove Point. In my judgment, the president should reject Keystone and step up natural gas exports.