James Brokenshire to decide Cuadrilla’s Roseacre Wood fracking appeal – DRILL OR DROP?

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The outcome of the Roseacre Wood fracking inquiry, which ended last week, will be decided by James Brokenshire. He was appointed Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government this morning. He replaces Sajid Javid, who became Home Secretary following the resignation of Amber Rudd. Mr Brokenshire was Northern Ireland Secretary until January this…...

Fundraiser / Barrister needed for Fiona Wilson

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Former Origin Energy executive and whistleblower Fiona Wilson was detained by the new Queensland Fixated Threat Assessment Centre (QFTAC) and injected against her will and without any charges laid against her. Fiona has since been released but must report for her monthly injections otherwise she will be detained again. find out more

Fracking researcher wins academic freedom case against Glasgow University – DRILL OR DROP?

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A retired academic has won a long-running legal challenge against Glasgow University which withdrew his email address and access to online journals. David Smythe, Emeritus Professor of Geophysics at Glasgow, had accused the university of trying to stifle his opposition to fracking. He said the effect of withdrawing his journals access had been to deny...

Live updates Day 8 Cuadrilla’s Roseacre Wood fracking inquiry – DRILL OR DROP?

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Cyclists outside the gate of the proposed Roseacre Wood site. Photo: Roseacre Awareness Group The reopened public inquiry on Cuadrilla’s plans to drill and frack at Roseacre Wood in Lancashire reaches its final week. Today’s session, at Blackpool Football Club, will hear from the last witness, Tom Hastey, the traffic safety witness for Roseacre Awareness Group....

Australian state lifts fracking ban

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The Northern Territory (I know, not a state) has lifted its ban on fracking – expected that exploration will begin early next year – full scale production will take longer … before production approvals are granted, strategic regional environmental and baseline assessments must be conducted. Those assessments are expected to take about three years to...

Monica O’Connor: Gov. Larry Hogan’s support of a Maryland fracking ban camouflages a pro-fracking policy

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Gov. Larry Hogan’s policies on fracking — natural gas extraction through the technology known as hydraulic fracturing — are disingenuous. Hogan did sign 2017 legislation banning fracking in the state with laudable words about protecting our “clean water supply and natural resources.” But this is just astute political maneuvering. The truth is that the governor...

Fracking Chemicals May Lead to Earlier Onset, More Severe MS, Mouse Study Suggests

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Exposure to fracking chemicals during pregnancy may aggravate multiple sclerosis (MS) severity and induce an earlier start of symptoms, a new study in mice suggests. The study, “Developmental Exposure to a Mixture of 23 Chemicals Associated With Unconventional Oil and Gas Operations Alters the Immune System of Mice,” was published in the journal Toxicological Sciences. Fracking,...

The secret of the great American fracking bubble

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Shale gas well in Upper Fairfield Township, Pennsylvania, USA While politicians and the mainstream media trumpet fracking as a great American energy revolution, it has in fact been a financial disaster, writes Justin Mikulka of DeSmog blog. The American shale oil and gas boom, he writes, may be “one of the largest money-losing endeavors in...

US-Bundesgericht entscheidet gegen Anti-Fracking-Aktivisten – EIKE – Europäisches Institut für Klima & Energie

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Quelle NPS-Gov, Chaco Culture Park, berühmt für Dunkelheit und Himmelsbeobachtungen JASON HOPKINS Auch Richter können ihre Meinung ändern. Umweltaktivisten erlitten einen großen Rückschlag, nachdem ein Richter, entgegen seiner früheren Entscheidung, zu der Meinung kam, dass die Öl- und Gasexploration im Nordwesten von New Mexico nicht gegen Bundesgesetze verstoßen habe. In einer am Montag veröffentlichten Stellungnahme...

Fracking in the NT: can cement provide more than a temporary “triumph of expertise over nature”?

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This is a guest post by Kirsty Howey, a PhD candidate in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies at Sydney University and that was originally published as “Cement: materialities and temporalities of fracking in northern Australia” by the Sydney Environment Institute. If I told you that cement was the solution to fracking’s environmental woes,...

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