Fracking

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 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…

UK: people power stopped fracking in Lancashire

MASSIVE news just in – people power has stopped fracking in Lancashire. [1] Local residents, supported by thousands of us from across the UK, persuaded the council to vote down the frackers’ plans. Lancashire Council voted to reject the planning…

The high cost of Capitalism

The destructive component in capitalism’s ‘Creative Destruction’ is very high Paul Craig Roberts In my book, The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism, I explain the concept of external or social costs. These are the costs associated with production that are…

New York Says No to Fracking: State Bans Drilling Following Grassroots Outcry over Public Health

New York has become the first state in the nation with major natural gas deposits to ban the oil and gas extraction process of hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking, citing potential risks to public health. Fracking involves blasting sand, water…

Fracking for Shale Gas: The new dot.com/subprime mortgage bubble?

Research carried out by the Washington’s blog collecting statements from articles from reputable publications suggest that fracking, the controversial method of extracting gas by breaking rocks and injecting large amounts of water and chemicals to displace gas, may be not…

As fracking expands in the UK, so does resistance

Kate Aronoff, August 5, 2014, for Waging Nonviolence As of last week, energy companies will once again be invited to explore and bid on shale gas reserves in the United Kingdom. Under “exceptional circumstances,” they can even submit applications to…

Big Oil and Bad Air: Report Exposes Link Between Fracking and Toxic Air Emissions in Texas

By Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzales. See Democracy Now! for video interview Residents who live near areas of oil and natural gas fracking have long complained that the industry has poisoned their water with toxic chemicals. Now a new investigation…

Barton Moss Camp makes the news across the pond

Fracking News UK, by Occupy London (See the full article here) “..nowhere does public opposition seem as tenacious and as vocal as in Britain, where the fracking industry, heartily backed by the Conservative-led government, is still in an embryonic stage.…

Fahrenheit 2013

In 1966 we flocked to the cinema to watch the daring Truffaut’s science fiction film Fahrenheit 451 based on the 1953 novel by Ray Bradbury, about an oppressive future in a totalitarian regime in which firemen’s duty is to destroy…

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