Science as a Foundation for Policy: The Case of Fracking

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Solar power, wind energy, smart grids, and energy storage often command current discourse on energy innovation. Yet, none of these technologies has transformed the U.S. energy landscape to the degree of high-volume hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”). This energy extraction process is unlocking previously inaccessible crude oil and natural gas from underground reservoirs throughout the nation. Thanks...

Fracking: Our Experience Is Not An Abstraction

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Reporting from amidst fields of fracking wells in Colorado, Trinity La Fay writes about the conscious experience of being in relationship to the place she lives, and the disconnect between people and land needed to maintain the destruction. Experience Is Not An Abstraction by Trinity La Fey On the Colorado Rising website, the maps of...

Ambientalistas se manifiestan contra el fracking frente a Ecogas

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Como parte de la movilización mundial contra el fracking, el grupo ambientalista Extinction Rebellion Chihuahua se manifestó afuera de las oficinas de Ecogas, sobre la avenida Tecnológico, para exigir que hablaran con la verdad sobre la extracción del gas que alimenta miles de hogares chihuahuenses. Hombres y mujeres del grupo ambientalista Extinction Rebellion llegaron hasta...

Megaminería y fracking en Mendoza: anuncian movilización mundial

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A un año del Mendozazo por el agua, la gran movilización popular que logró la marcha atrás del gobierno de Rodolfo Suárez con la modificación de la ley 7722 que protege el agua de la provincia, y ante una nueva embestida del gobernador para lograr excepciones a la misma para habilitar la megaminería y el...

DEP deals blow to fracking plan at US Steel mill near Pittsburgh

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A controversial plan for a natural gas well at a steel mill near Pittsburgh has suffered another setback. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection said it is ending review of the project after the fracking company behind it lost its local zoning permit in October.  New Mexico-based Merrion Oil and Gas has been planning on...

CNH avala plan de exploración de Pemex que incluye el fracking

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La Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos (CNH) aprobó a Pemex Exploración y Producción (PEP) la modificación a su plan de exploración para la Asignación Tampico-Misantla que contempla, en su escenario incremental recursos no convencionales, para lo cual es necesario utilizar el llamado fracking. El órgano regulador señaló que la asignación A-0122-Tampico-Misantla se encuentra ubicada a 58 kilómetros de...

Fracking Lawsuits – Lawyer for Water Contamination, Injured Worker

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As the oil and gas extraction method of fracking continues to grow in popularity, the number of fracking accident injuries continues to rise across the country. The lawyers at Baron & Budd are here to help you file a claim for injuries or death in a fracking accident. Let us help you file a claim...

Oklahoma’s Fracking Industry Just Caused The Largest Manmade Earthquake in US History – EnviroNews | The Environmental News Specialists

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(EnviroNews World News) — Pawnee, Oklahoma — A major earthquake, caused by the underground disposal of fracking wastewater, rattled north-central Oklahoma on the morning of September 3, 2016. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said the event occurred at 8:02 a.m. EST and measured 5.6 on the Richter scale. The episode officially represents the strongest oil-and-gas-caused...

It’s Begun: More Fracking Flares on the Horizon as House Overturns Methane Emission Rule – EnviroNews | The Environmental News Specialists

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(EnviroNews USA Headline News Desk) — Washington D.C. — On February 3, 2017, the Republican-dominated House of Representatives passed a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to abolish the Department of Interior’s (DOI), Bureau of Land Management (BLM) methane venting and flaring rule — a law implemented in November of 2016 under the Obama Administration, intended...

Fracking: una decisión trascendental

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Carlos Alberto Leal Niño, presidente JD Acipet Un grupo de 50 congresistas firmó una carta dirigida al presidente Duque, para solicitarle la suspensión del proceso de contratación para la ejecución de los Proyectos Piloto de Investigación Integral (PPII) y los Contratos Especiales de Proyectos de Investigación en yacimientos no convencionales (YNC), alegando que las decisiones...

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