Fracking to help fund WA’s Clean Energy Future Fund

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WA’s McGowan Government has set up a $9 million Clean Energy Future Fund which it will top up with the royalties of ‘unconventional onshore oil and gas projects’, a euphemism for fracking. Western Australia’s (WA) McGowan Government has dug deep into its pockets, possibly even beyond the knuckles, to establish a $9.28 million Clean Energy...

Enorme vazamento de metano da exploração por fracking nos EUA

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Os poços de fracking vazam duas vezes mais metano e CO2 para atmosfera do que o considerado até agora. A grande área de folhelho do Centro-Sul dos EUA foi responsável pela expansão exponencial da exploração por fracking, expansão esta que fez do país o maior produtor de petróleo no ano passado. Lá se encontram poços...

Fracking and earthquake risk

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New approach to managing risk of earthquakes triggered by fracking Source: Stanford’s School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences Summary: Earthquakes caused by hydraulic fracturing can damage property and endanger lives. Researchers have developed new guidelines for when to slow or halt fracking operations based on local risks. FULL STORY Hydraulic fracturing for oil and...

Online debate series “Fueling the Fire: Fracking, Plastics, Methane Emission and the Gas Lobby” | Jutta Paulus

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The Deutsche Umwelthilfe, Food & Water Action Europe and the Heinrich Böll Foundation are organizing a two-part online debate series “Fracking, Plastics, Methane Emissions and the Gas Lobby”. Jutta will be a guest speaker on the 7th of May. Simultaneous interpretation (German/English) will be provided throughout both events. More details can be found down below: 1.Fracking,...

ANH abre un espacio de discusión sobre la legislación del fracking en Colombia

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La Agencia Nacional de Hidrocarburos- ANH- publicó para comentarios, el texto del proyecto de acuerdo, que da un paso más hacia la construcción de una legislación que permita la contratación de empresas para los anunciados proyectos piloto de fracking. Aunque faltan varios pasos para llegar a una decisión final, que tiene divididas las opiniones en...

CSIRO study finds Fracking has little to no impacts in Queensland

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A comprehensive three-year scientific study into the air, water and soil impacts of hydraulic fracturing in Queensland has found little to no impacts on air quality, soils, groundwater and waterways. The study also found current water treatment technology used for treating water produced from coal seam gas wells is effective in removing hydraulic fracturing chemicals...

Lobby groups speak out on blocked Lake Eyre Basin fracking report | The North West Star | Mt Isa, QLD

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news, local-news, Interest groups have spoken out after the Queensland government blocked the public release of a report which recommended the ban of fracking in the Lake Eyre Basin. On Wednesday the Guardian Australia website revealed a leaked report from an independent scientific panel commissioned by the Queensland government wanted no fracking the Basin. The...

CSIRO report: Fracking has little to no impacts on air, water, soil | Katherine Times | Katherine, NT

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news, local-news, csg, coal seam gas, csiro, gisera, katherine, fracking, gas A THREE year study by the CSIRO into fracking, a hydraulic method of releasing gas from coal seam beds, shows is has little to no impacts on air quality, soils, groundwater and waterways. According to CSIRO’S Gas Industry Social and Environmental Research Alliance, the...

Buccaneers of the basin: The fall of fracking—and the future of oil

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Families aren’t driving, planes aren’t flying, and plastics plants are shuttered. The coronavirus-driven collapse in the world’s consumption of oil has sent the price of West Texas Intermediate Crude (WTI) from $63 at the start of 2020 to $14 on April 29, hitting lows not seen since 1998. The devastating hit to the U.S. shale...

Group wanting to ban horizontal fracking takes another step toward getting on the ballot | Michigan Radio

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The Committee to Ban Fracking in Michigan has delivered its petition signatures to the Secretary of State’s office. The group hopes its initiative is on This content was originally published here.

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