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Posted inCalifornia

California’s rooftop-solar boom leaves equity gap

OAKLAND, CA, Aug. 23, 2019 – California leads the nation in the adoption of rooftop solar systems, but information on which communities do, and do not, benefit from these installations has been limited to broad income classifications and anecdotal observations. Now, the data is in: The adoption of distributed solar – rooftop installations as opposed […]

Posted inSci/Tech

Inadequate state oil and gas regulations threaten U.S. groundwater resources, study finds

March 5, 2018 – Definitions of “protected groundwater” in 17 state oil and gas regulations are inconsistent and in many cases less protective than federal regulations used by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), according to a study published Friday, March 2, 2018 in Current Opinion in […]

Posted inEnviro

New Marcellus development boom will triple greenhouse gas emissions from PA’s natural gas

BRISTOL, PA, Jan. 18, 2017 – Natural gas production on Pennsylvania’s vast black shale deposit known as the Marcellus Shale will nearly double by 2030 to meet growing demand, tripling Pennsylvania’s greenhouse gas emissions from the natural gas sector relative to 2012 levels, according to a report published today by Delaware Riverkeeper Network. The increase […]