Chesapeake Energy, Fracking’s Terrible Icon, Is Now Bankrupt

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06.30.20 In an era where shale companies are begging for bailouts, laying off workers and shutting down drilling operations, the news that one high-profile operator has filed for bankruptcy isn’t a surprise. But Chesapeake has a prominent role in fracking’s sordid history, which makes its shaky status especially notable.  Aubrey McClendon And The ‘Drill, Baby...

12 verdades sobre el fracking – Justicia Ambiental

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El “fracking” es una forma de extracción del petróleo y el gas natural que no se dejan sacar por las técnicas que conocemos hasta ahora. De ahí que estos depósitos sean llamados yacimientos no convencionales. Explotar estas reservas implica un esfuerzo descomunal, que consiste en inyectar a un pozo una mezcla de muchísima agua, granitos...

Colorado activists revive anti-fracking ballot initiative – BIC Magazine

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A Colorado environmental group is reviving a push to get an anti-fracking measure on the U.S. state’s November ballot, just two weeks after a prior sponsor said it was halting its efforts because of the coronavirus pandemic, as reported by Reuters. The drive marks the third try in four years to tighten drilling regulations in the...

New group revives fracking setback initiative for November ballot – Longmont Times-Call

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DENVER — Anti-drilling advocacy group Safe & Healthy Colorado said it will start a new signature-gathering effort to put a question to the voters in the November elections requiring a buffer between heavily-populated areas and oil wells, weeks after a similar measure was canceled by its sponsor. Under Initiative 174 as proposed by the Denver-based...

La empresa pionera del ‘fracking’ Chesapeake Energy se declara en quiebra  

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Chesapeake Energy, la que fuera segunda productora de gas natural de Estados Unidos y pionera en la revolución del ‘fracking’ o fracturación hidráulica, se ha acogido a la protección del Capítulo 11 de la Ley de Quiebras con el objetivo de reestructurar su deuda, que ascendía a 9.000 millones de dólares (7.998 millones de euros),...

Chesapeake Energy, Oklahoma “fracking” pioneer, files for bankruptcy – CBS News

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Chesapeake Energy, a shale drilling pioneer that helped to turn the U.S. into a global energy powerhouse, has filed for bankruptcy protection. The Oklahoma City-based company said it was a necessary decision given its debt load of nearly $9 billion. Chesapeake Energy has entered a plan with lenders to cut $7 billion of its debt...

Chesapeake Energy, fracking pioneer, files for bankruptcy owing $9bn | Fracking | The Guardian

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Chesapeake Energy, the shale gas drilling pioneer that helped to turn the United States into a global energy powerhouse, has filed for bankruptcy protection. The Oklahoma City-based company said on Sunday that it had been forced to enter chapter 11 protection because its debts of $9bn were unmanageable. It has entered a plan with lenders...

exploreJeffersonPA.com – 43rd Statewide Grand Jury Finds Pennsylvania Failed To Protect Citizens During Fracking Boom

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — Attorney General Josh Shapiro on Thursday announced the findings and recommendations of Pennsylvania’s 43rd Statewide Investigating Grand Jury report on the unconventional oil and gas industry. The Grand Jury’s two-year investigation uncovered systematic failure by government agencies in overseeing the fracking industry and fulfilling their responsibility to protect Pennsylvanians from the inherent...

Pennsylvania’s attorney general releases scathing grand jury report on fracking industry, state regulators

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Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro on Thursday released a scathing grand jury report on the state’s Marcellus Shale natural gas industry that not only outlines health and safety issues caused by hydraulic fracturing, but also takes to task the chief agency in charge of enforcing regulations on the industry. “Their relationship is too cozy,” Shapiro...

Corona schadet Öl- und Gasindustrie: Fracking leidet unter Virus – taz.de

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Corona schadet Öl- und Gasindustrie: Fracking leidet unter Virus Der Zusammenbruch der Nachfrage nach Öl und Gas durch Corona trifft die US-Schiefergasförderer hart. Jobs sind in Gefahr, Erneuerbare profitieren. Coronakrise bei den Frackern: Chevron-Anlage in Midland, Texas Foto: Jessica Lutz/reuters MIDLAND taz | US-Zeitungen sparen nicht mit drastischen Worten: „Einst im Höhenflug, nun dem Absturz...

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