What’s behind B.C.’s new LNG mega-project? $6.6 billion in public handouts

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The oil and gas industry is hailing a new fossil fuel project—dubbed LNG Canada—as a huge breakthrough that supposedly shows that it’s competitive to deliver Canadian fracked gas to markets in Asia. But what they don’t tell you is that the foreign consortium behind LNG Canada only decided to move forward with the project because...

Lancashire fracking protests: Live updates as fifth earthquake recorded near frack site

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A major protest against climate change is planned for the Preston New Road fracking site at Little Plumpton Read More

Colorado voters reject limitations on fracking

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Voters in Colorado have rejected a measure that would have added buffer zones for new oil and gas drilling areas. Read More

Signs of fracking water found in freshwater mussels

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In Pennsylvania, the release of fracking water has been banned in 2011, but traces from before the ban are still visible in aquatic environments. Frack the environment Hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) is a process through which oil companies can retrieve otherwise inaccessible reserves of shale gas. As the name suggests, it involves using a high-pressure...

The latest demand from an earthquake-causing fracking firm is absolutely staggering

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A fracking firm caught up in a growing public outcry over earthquakes has made a staggering demand, as reported in the Times. It says that the rules around how strong earthquakes near fracking sites are allowed to be should be relaxed even more. Campaigners have obviously hit back. Fracking in chaos Preston New Road is becoming...

Adverse health risks increase with proximity to fracking facilities – DES Daughter Network

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Unconventional oil and gas development is rapidly encroaching on heavily populated neighborhoods, posing potential risks to human health Read More

Report: Oil Output On Federal Lands Hits Record During Trump’s Second Year

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Oil production on federally managed lands during 2018 was the highest in at least 16 years, according to Department of the Interior data obtained by The New York Times. The federal figures, which haven’t been made public yet, show onshore oil production reached is “the highest that Interior has on record, or since at least 2002,”...

Coal mines have canaries, frackers have mussels

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Freshwater shellfish serve as recording devices for fracking wastewater contamination. Read More

Events diary – November 2018 and beyond – DRILL OR DROP?

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Photo: RodHarbinson.com 40+ events about UK fracking, onshore oil and gas and campaigning, including: Legal challenge against ministerial statements on planning rules for shale gas; Regional meeting for anti-fracking groups in South Yorkshire and E Midlands; Surrey countryside symposium Reclaim the Power national gathering; Public attitudes to energy survey; Plus training, film screenings, gatherings, rallies....

Merkel wird US-Flüssiggas nach Deutschland bringen

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Merkel wird nun auf die Forderungen von US-Präsident Trump eingehen, die US-Flüssiggaslieferungen nach Deutschland zu ermöglichen. Demnach hat die Kanzlerin gegenüber einer Gruppe von Abgeordneten in Berlin gesagt, die „Regierung habe sich dazu entschlossen, den Bau des ersten großen Flüssiggas-Terminals in Deutschland finanziell zu unterstützen“. Dies berichtet das „Wall Street Journal“. Trump hatte Sanktionen gegen...

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