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Colorado schools are seeing a huge financial boost thanks to fracking in a new round of grants derived from mineral extraction on federal lands in the state. As the Greeley Tribune reports: “Fracking on federal lands will be a boon to Weld County school districts,...

With just about every prominent Democrat from Governor John Hickenlooper (D-CO) to Governor Jerry Brown (D-CA) to even President Obama, rebuking the ban-fracking, “Keep-It-In-The-Ground” (KIITG) movement, activists have resorted to some pretty extreme tactics to get attention. Today, KIITG is descending on the Democratic National...

Hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) has been a hot topic in Illinois for three years now. So much has been written in the time between the leasing activity of 2011-12 and November’s finalization of the Illinois Hydraulic Fracturing Regulatory Act that most Illinoisans have at least some...

Nicole provides a run-down of how to fact check some of those scary “urban legend” type stories and natural gas anecdotes that seem to litter the pages of anti-gas blogs and even some newspapers. If you search “fracking” on the internet, you’ll find one anecdotal...

The New York Times is, yet again, dishing the dirt on natural gas, this time on the prices of the dirt itself, that being Catskills area real estate, the prices of which the Times suggests are being negatively affected by the prospects of natural gas...

In an unfortunate turn of events last week, the Obama administration’s USDA Forest Service announced it would withdraw over 3,000 acres of public lands in the Wayne National Forest (WNF) scheduled for mineral lease sale in early December 2012. As The Washington Examiner reports, the...