A look at how the risks of
technologies involved in
uranium mining and shale
gas development are
assessed and evaluated.
energy-global warming debate. Author
Bill McKibben makes a compelling
argument that the world has plenty of
oil and gas. The real danger for us lies
in global warming from carbon
emissions. Click here for the article.
Coming to the Northern Neck? <<CLICK
This is the first in a series of reports on how future
petroleum exploitation along the Atlantic coast will
impact residents of the Virginia Tidewater.
Shale-Gas Potential of the Virginia
Tidewater: An Evaluation of the Public
Information <<CLICK HERE>>
An assessment of the scientific evidence of a
natural gas play on the Middle Peninsula and
LINKS TO GENERAL AND TECHNICAL
INFORMATION ABOUT SHALE GAS AND
FRACKING <<CLICK HERE>>
Includes sources on the natural gas potential in
Virginia and adjacent states, with selected reports
on the gas shales beneath the Virginia Coastal Plain.
Read Scott McNally's guest blog in Scientific
Amercan <<CLICK HERE>>
Session Law 2011‐276: Impacts on Landowners
and Consumer Protection Issues <<CLICK
A thorough analysis of oil and gas devel-opment
impacts which provides a model for Virginia
communities threatened by a shale gas boom.
More Pain at the Gas Pump
Why increased oil drilling in the U.S. won't
cure high gasoline prices
A special report on the current state and future
outlook of the U.S. energy system, adapted
from a paper prepared by Frank Fletcher for a
meeting of a Great Decisions discussion group.
Energy Security in the United States
Read an excellent summary of the U.S. Energy
landscape by the Congressional Budget Office.
A chart illustrating the growth of U.S. and
world energy use from 1990 to 2010 and
forecasts for 2035.
For a thorough review of U.S. energy
information, visit the Energy Information
on energy geopolitics.
The Quest: Energy,
Security, and the
Remaking of the
By Daniel Yergin, The
Penguin Press, 2011
By Steve Coll, The
Penguin Press, 2012
the Climate Wars:
Dispatches from the
By Michael E. Mann,
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added from time to time.