Fracking

US-German gas trade war: the US trap

Let’s face it: if the price of gas is rising, if families can’t pay their bills, if industries are being forced to close down, if we are living this nightmare today, it is because of a trade war that the…

Fracking: how the police response is threatening the right to protest

Will Jackson, Liverpool John Moores University for The Conversation The UK government has announced an immediate moratorium on fracking. The decision came after new scientific analysis concluded it was not possible to “rule out future unacceptable impacts”. Opponents of the…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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