Stories by Stefanie Spear

Stefanie Spear, founder and executive director of EcoWatch ( and president of Expedite Renewable Energy (, has been working on environmental issues for more than 20 years. EcoWatch is a nonprofit organization that works to encourage individuals, businesses and governments to adopt sustainable lifestyles, business practices and policies. Publishers of the EcoWatch Journal newspaper, which is distributed for free throughout Ohio with a readership of more than 100,000, EcoWatch provides a venue for Ohio's environmental organizations and activists to get their news out to a broad audience. subscribe to Stefanie Spear's feed

Posted on: Aug 8, 2014, Source: EcoWatch

Bans passed by Fort Collins voters ruled to impede the state's interest in oil and gas production.

Posted on: Jun 24, 2013, Source: EcoWatch

"Stopping the pipeline is going to be a legal, not political solution and that it is not a matter of if, but a matter of when this line will leak.”

Posted on: Jul 20, 2012, Source: EcoWatch

Posted on: May 2, 2012, Source: EcoWatch

Aubrey McClendon has been taking out personal loans to finance stakes in Chesapeake Energy's wells, and using those same stakes as collateral for additional loans.

Posted on: Jan 3, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Even without federal policies to catapult the U.S. to the world's leader in renewable energy, solar and wind energy has the potential to significantly increase its capacity.

Posted on: Dec 13, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Since the fossil fuel industry is so highly subsidized by the federal government, it is impossible for solar, wind and other renewable industries to compete without incentives.