Boston, MA–In a single year, fracking wells across the country released at least 5.3 billion pounds of the potent greenhouse gas methane, as much global warming pollution as 22 coal-fired power plants. The stat is one of many in a new study that quantifies the environmental harm caused by more 137,000 fracking wells permitted since 2005.
Boston, MA -- Sixty-four major American cities are now home to almost as much solar capacity as the entire country had installed at the end of 2010, according to a new analysis that ranks America’s major cities for their solar power.
Boston, MA -- Wind, solar, and other renewable energy sources now make up just about 10 percent of the nation’s electricity supply, but transitioning to 100 percent clean energy is both necessary and feasible, academic experts and clean energy advocates said today.
WASHINGTON, DC – In a win for clean water and public health, today the U.S. Coast Guard quietly dropped its proposal to allow barges on the nation’s rivers and inter coastal waterways to transport toxic fracking wastewater.