Stories by Stefanie Spear

Stefanie Spear is the founder and executive director of EcoWatch and the president of Expedite Renewable Energy.    subscribe to Stefanie Spear's feed

Posted on: Aug 19, 2015, Source: EcoWatch

The Democratic presidential front-runner distanced herself from President Obama’s approval of Arctic offshore drilling.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2015, Source: EcoWatch

Greenpeace activists in Portland are blocking Shell’s icebreaker ship.

Posted on: Jul 17, 2015, Source: EcoWatch

"Cramming hens into cages for their entire lives constitutes cruelty to animals, and animals deserve better," the actor said.

Posted on: Jul 6, 2015, Source: EcoWatch

The author and social activist introduced a Vatican conference linking the Pope's climate encyclical to the key U.N. conferences later this year.

Posted on: Apr 14, 2015, Source: EcoWatch

The 102-34 House vote prohibits fracking permits until October 2017.

Posted on: Mar 20, 2015, Source: EcoWatch

The 'Daily Show' host takes on the food companies for their practices.

Posted on: Jan 23, 2015, Source: EcoWatch

Pipeline bursts spilling 3 million gallons of toxic fracking wastewater.

Posted on: Jan 12, 2015, Source: EcoWatch

The Catholic pontiff says we should be stewards, not masters of the Earth.

Posted on: Dec 5, 2014, Source: EcoWatch

Nineteen people were arraigned for blockading the gates of a proposed storage site for fracked gases.

Posted on: Nov 3, 2014, Source: EcoWatch

After a 3,000-mile march across the country, 100 people shut down federal energy regulations office.

Posted on: Oct 30, 2014, Source: EcoWatch

For the second morning in a row, the “We Are Seneca Lake” protesters have blocked the gates of the Crestwood facility.

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.