Stories by Steve Horn

Steve Horn is a Researcher and Writer for DeSmogBlog, focusing primarily on domestic and international natural gas drilling operations and its interplay with international geopolitics. He lives in Madison, WI. subscribe to Steve Horn's feed

Posted on: Jan 23, 2015, Source: DeSmogBlog

Despite disturbing safety risks, volatile crude oil will continue to speed through communities.

Posted on: Nov 26, 2014, Source: DeSmogBlog

Worried that it could hurt the fracking industry, Phil Bryant says low fuel prices are a mixed blessing.

Posted on: Oct 27, 2014, Source: DeSmogBlog

The future of fracking is not nearly as bright as industry cheerleaders suggest.

Posted on: Jun 6, 2014, Source: DeSmogBlog

Security report says that operational security vulnerabilities have been overlooked by the Feds.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2014, Source: DeSmogBlog

Is the Obama administration playing politics with the timing of the decision, inoculating Democrats in congressional races from voter backlash?

Posted on: Mar 28, 2014, Source: DeSmogBlog

BP is not revealing what kind of oil its Whiting refinery spilled into the lake, but all signs point to highly-toxic tar sands.

Posted on: Nov 12, 2013, Source: DeSmogBlog

Public Citizen has released a chilling report revealing the southern line is plagued by dents, faulty welding, exterior damage that was patched up poorly and misshapen bends, among other troubling anomalies.

Posted on: Aug 19, 2013, Source: DeSmogBlog

Tar sands is about to make one of President Obama's major campaign contributors a whole lot richer.

Posted on: Apr 14, 2013, Source: DeSmogBlog

Witt O'Brien's has had its hands in the botched clean-up efforts of almost every high-profile oil spill disaster in recent U.S. history.

Posted on: Apr 9, 2013, Source: DeSmogBlog

As Congress is set to review Moniz's nomination, here's what you should know.

Posted on: Apr 4, 2013, Source: DeSmogBlog

When will news media be allowed back into the designated no fly zone area?

Posted on: Feb 11, 2013, Source: DeSmogBlog

Cuomo's chief-of-staff actually has a direct financial interest in fracking going forward in New York state.

Posted on: Jan 15, 2013, Source: DeSmogBlog

An ALEC-backed bill, the "Electricity Freedom Act," calls for the nullification of any given state's Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards.

Posted on: Oct 22, 2012, Source: DeSmogBlog

Schools facing budget cuts are getting desperate for money, but fracking on school grounds is coming under fire.

Posted on: Jul 27, 2012, Source: DeSmogBlog

The bill would have stripped away local zoning laws, eliminated the legal concept of a Home Rule Charter, limited private property rights, and in the process, completely disempowered municipal governments.

Posted on: Mar 22, 2012, Source: DeSmogBlog

Tennessee just became the fourth state in the nation to include climate change denial in their science education curriculum. Who's behind this crafty legislation? You guessed it.

Posted on: Nov 8, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Here's what is likely behind Obama's decision to send special forces to Uganda.

Posted on: Sep 23, 2011, Source: AlterNet

"Haynesville" is making the indie film circuit, but its director is actually an oil and gas man in disguise.