Fracking foes object to Longmont council’s meeting procedures

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A number of the 20 or so fracking foes who called on the Longmont City Council on Tuesday night to delay voting on an ordinance detailing a proposed city agreement with a pair of oil and gas companies left the meeting early, mistakenly thinking they’d succeeded in getting the measure postponed. Instead, the council voted...

Fracking riles residents in Pittsburgh’s northeastern suburbs

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Greg DeMedio first learned of hydraulic fracturing activity underway in Indiana Township when he and his wife took their daughter to play at Emmerling Community Park. “And we saw well pad signs branded with Range Resources, and we couldn’t believe it. Our jaws dropped,” said DeMedio, owner of small insurance agency and co-owner of a...

Ann M. Roan: Foote claim on fracking is misleading

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Recent Camera letters claim Michael Foote will fight fracking in the county if elected as Boulder’s district attorney. Foote himself has made this vow repeatedly as part of his campaign. As a criminal lawyer and Boulder resident for 28 years, I know that this is an empty, misleading promise. In Colorado, a district attorney’s legal...

INEOS criticises Scotland’s ‘Alice-in-Wonderland’ approach to fracking

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INEOS has accused the Scottish Government of taking an “Alice-in-Wonderland” approach to fracking warning that confusion over the ban would cost jobs and investment. Tom Pickering, operations director of INEOS Shale, said the government had performed a “staggering U-turn” on fracking in a statement made outside the Court of Session. Court of Session has been...

The Connection Between Russia and 2 Green Groups Fighting Fracking

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Two environmental advocacy groups that helped convince New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to renew a ban on fracking for natural gas received more than $10 million from a California foundation funded by Russia through a shell company in Bermuda, public documents show. Read More

Scottish government accused of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ politics after court hears fracking ban doesn’t actually exist

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Nicola Sturgeon was last night accused of “misleading” the people of Scotland and engaging in “Alice-in-Wonderland” politics after it emerged in court that the Scottish government has not banned fracking, despite claiming to have done so. Petrochemical giant Ineos and Reach took Scottish ministers to court this week for a judicial review in a bid...

Link between fracking chemicals and immune system problems – DES Daughter Network

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Chemicals commonly found in groundwater near fracked oil and gas wells appear to impair the proper functioning of the immune system, Environmental Health News reports. The new study suggests that baby girls born to mothers near fracking wells may not fight diseases later in life as well as they could have with a pollution-free pregnancy....

Longmont negotiates deal in effort to push out fracking

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LONGMONT, Colo. — Longmont council members are considering a deal with energy companies that would push surface fracking operations out of the city. Read More

Calfrac revenue doubles as oil price rebound puts fracking crews back on job

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CALGARY — Higher oil prices are helping energy producers to pull the Canadian well completion business out of the deep funk it entered after the crude price crunch of 2014. On Tuesday, Calgary-based Calfrac Well Services Ltd. reported it more than doubled its first-quarter revenue compared with the same period last year and is reactivating...

Did Cuomo’s Fracking Ban Create A New York Willing to Ban Any Energy Project?

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Jim WillisEditor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) Solar and wind energy projects in New York are facing the same struggles natural gas faced years ago; being over regulated and nobody wants them in their town. In June 2014, New York’s highest court, the Court of Appeals, reaffirmed two lower court rulings that empowers townships and municipalities...

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