Fracking

15.08.2019

Fracking Boom in US and Canada Largely to Blame for ‘Massive’ Rise of Global Methane Levels: Study

Fracking Boom in US and Canada Largely to Blame for ‘Massive’ Rise of Global Methane Levels: Study

While the rise of methane in the Earth’s atmosphere over the past decade has been “globally significant,” quick action to end fracking would have a rapid, positive impact on the environment by Julia Conley, staff writer for Common Dreams New research by a scientist at Cornell University… »

05.05.2019

Fracking: Earthquakes are triggered well beyond fluid injection zones

Fracking: Earthquakes are triggered well beyond fluid injection zones

Science Daily reports that: “Using data from field experiments and modeling of ground faults, researchers at Tufts University have discovered that the practice of subsurface fluid injection used in ‘fracking’ and wastewater disposal for oil and gas exploration could cause significant, rapidly spreading earthquake activity beyond the… »

14.12.2018

Mistrust and earthquakes: why Lancashire communities are so shaken by fracking tremors

Mistrust and earthquakes: why Lancashire communities are so shaken by fracking tremors

Anna Szolucha, Northumbria University, Newcastle for The Conversation After a month of tranquillity, fracking has resumed at the Preston New Road site near Blackpool triggering the biggest tremor to date. There have been 12 tremors over a four-day period, including the biggest so far – the 1.5 magnitude… »

20.09.2018

Fracking mechanism to produce radioactive waste

Fracking mechanism to produce radioactive waste

A new piece of research published by Science Daily demonstrates the way “slick water and black shale in fracking combine to produce radioactive waste: Research papers explain the transfer of radium during hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas”. “Radioactivity in fracking wastewater comes from the interaction between… »

02.02.2018

Earthquakes from the oil and gas industry are plaguing Oklahoma – here’s a way to reduce them

Earthquakes from the oil and gas industry are plaguing Oklahoma – here’s a way to reduce them

Thomas Gernon, University of Southampton  for The Conversation “There are better ways we can be doing things,” says Erin Brockovich, the environmental activist portrayed in the Oscar-winning 2000 film, who has become one of the latest people to draw attention to the frequent man-made earthquakes plaguing… »

09.10.2016

Fears, Tears and Jeers at a BLM Listening Session: a Navajo Community Takes Fracking to Heart

Fears, Tears and Jeers at a BLM Listening Session: a Navajo Community Takes Fracking to Heart

By Frances Madeson There were Agonistes on both sides of the dais at the Bureau of Land Management’s listening session at the Torreon, Counselor and Ojo Encino Tri-Chapter meeting on September 28. A Diné mother publicly apologized to her daughter for allowing drilling on their lands, and a visibly affected… »

27.09.2016

Over 200 Groups demand EPA revise dangerously flawed fracking study

Over 200 Groups demand EPA revise dangerously flawed fracking study

Groups charge that the EPA has “done the public a disservice” by helping promote a toxic drilling method.  by Lauren McCauley, staff writer for Common Dreams The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) flawed assessment that fracking has not led to “widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources in the United… »

07.09.2016

Jeremy Corbyn pledges fracking ban, energy co-ops in green Labour agenda

Jeremy Corbyn pledges fracking ban, energy co-ops in green Labour agenda

‘We want Britain to be the world’s leading producer of renewables technology,’ he said in Nottingham, a proposed fracking site by Nadia Prupis, staff writer for Common Dreams Jeremy Corbyn on Wednesday introduced a green energy agenda “for the 60 million, not the big six,”… »

25.05.2016

Anti-Frackers vow fierce resistance as UK goes back ‘Up for Shale’

Anti-Frackers vow fierce resistance as UK goes back ‘Up for Shale’

North Yorkshire council’s “appalling” decision comes just days after UK celebrated five years “frack-free.” by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer for Common Dreams Furious environmental campaigners vowed to fight back on Tuesday after councilors in North Yorkshire approved the UK’s first fracking permit in five years. The… »

09.09.2015

Fracking Fallout: New Analysis Reveals Over 100 Million Gallons of Toxic Wastewater Spilled Since 2009

Fracking Fallout: New Analysis Reveals Over 100 Million Gallons of Toxic Wastewater Spilled Since 2009

Associated Press investigation finds more than 180 million gallons of fracking byproduct spilled from 2009 to 2014, tainting agricultural land, poisoning drinking water, and sparking the mass die-off of plant and animal life. by Lauren McCauley, staff writer for Common Dreams Among the litany of risks… »

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