Only Gas Is For Fools

Story by Mathew Roberts, Contributor (Editor-soon-leaving), Photos by Gracie Umana, Contributor (Editor-soon-leaving) Featured on EcoWatch   Editor’s Note: This story is a commentary piece about the emerging student power movement at Ohio University. There are too many brave students working for equality today and a clean world for tomorrow to go unrecognized. We recommend following…

Bobcats Leap Beyond Gas

Editor’s Note: Official message sent by Caitlyn McDaniel, VP Student Senate The Ohio University Board of Trustees will be voting to discontinue the construction of a $75-100,000,000 gas plant on the Athens Main Campus. This gas plant would have locked the school into a 50-year contract with the gas industry, ensuring our dependence on fossil…

The Future of OHIO’s Energy video

BOBCATS BEYOND GAS  put on a panel in Walter Hall in February where a group of outspoken and innovative members of the Athens and Southeastern Ohio community came together to discuss the future of Ohio University in terms of sustainability and climate change in the years to come. Currently the University’s Climate Action Plan states…

Energy Company Pays to Resolve Clean Water Violations — Original Press Release

Chesapeake Appalachia LLC to Spend Estimated $6.5 million to Restore Areas Damaged by Natural Gas Extraction Activities WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that Chesapeake Appalachia LLC, a subsidiary of Chesapeake Energy, the nation’s second largest natural gas producer, will spend an EPA-estimated $6.5 million to restore 27…

Eco-News in Brief 10/6

Eco-News in Brief for the week of 9/30 to 10/6 The government shutdown means all natural securities shut off. Say goodbye to national parks, the energy star campaign, and the great Grand Canyon… for now. http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/sslesinger/reason_takes_a_holiday_daily_d.html   U.S Sequester of March 1st – Drastic for research,  commercialization, and progress of renewable energy. Many national grants…

The Fracking Debate Exposed

Story by Olivia Miltner, CG Writer The 2011 earthquakes in Youngstown that have recently been linked to hydraulic fracturing in nearby Pennsylvania are just one way fracking has shaken up residents of eastern Ohio. At the beginning of September, some Athens County residents protested against the petition K&HP Partners of West Viriginia submitted in August…

University locked into gas, open to talks about diversifying energy portfolio

Commentary by Editor-in-Chief Mathew Roberts  Athens,Ohio–Earlier today, representatives of the Athens community, Ohio University Student Coalition, and the Sierra Club Ohio chapter met with Stephen Golding, Vice President for Finance and Administration, Harry Wyatt, Associate Vice President for Facilities, and Ohio University’s director of Sustainability, Annie Laurie, to discuss and receive updates on the proposed natural gas plant…

Eco-news in brief 5-29

By CG News Editor April Jaynes Recent study says shale drilling boom to bring Ohio economic benefits Researchers from Cleveland State University, Ohio State University and Marietta College recently conducted a study entitled “An Analysis of the Economic Potential for Shale Formations in Ohio” under sponsorship of the Ohio Shale Coalition.  The study predicts that…

State of the Region Conference sheds light on natural gas extraction

By CG News Editor April Jaynes The Inaugural Appalachian Ohio State of the Region Conference entitled, “Understanding the Boom-Bust Cycle for Greater Sustainability” took place last Wednesday in Walter Hall Rotunda at Ohio University. The purpose was to inform concerned citizens about what communities can do to improve our methods of extracting resources and regulatory practices…

WOUB airs fracking panel

Editors note: For the sake of full disclosure we must add that this article in-part details our faculty adviser Bernhard Debatin. While he is strongly opposed to fracking,  College Green attempts to maintain a neutral stance on hydraulic fracturing.  By Briagenn Adams, CG News On Tuesday, February 28 at 8 p.m., WOUB News aired a live,…