Newsweek Proves Why Lazy Definition of ‘Fracking’ Is Harmful to Public Debate

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Scientists recently determined that an earthquake that injured more than 80 people in South Korea last year was probably triggered by geothermal energy production. Newsweek blamed it on fracking, even though South Korea has little to no oil and natural gas production. The country imports nearly all of its oil, and is one of the...

Glasgow University lifts ban on fracking critic after legal action

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The University of Glasgow has been forced to withdraw an online ban imposed on an emeritus professor after he criticised the fracking industry. David Smythe, a geophysicist and well-known fracking critic, took the university to court in 2017 after it cancelled his university email address and cut off his online access to scientific journals in...

Climate change to be considered at Ineos legal challenge to Scottish fracking ban – DRILL OR DROP?

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Regulation Climate change to be considered at Ineos legal challenge to Scottish fracking ban Photo: Friends of the Earth Scotland The court considering a challenge to the Scottish Government’s ban on fracking has been told the policy is required to meet climate change commitments. Friends of the Earth Scotland has been given permission to intervene...

Activists Head to Greenwich With Symbolic (And Completely Unnecessary) Fracking Ban Initiative

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There’s no oil and gas development within 150 miles of Greenwich, Conn., but that hasn’t stopped activists from pushing for a symbolic ban on “fracking waste” in the community. This “Keep It In the Ground” strategy of targeting communities with no oil and gas development to speak of – and no prospects of future development...

Advierten de daños graves a presa el Cuchillo por ‘fracking’

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Ambientalistas y un experto de la Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL) advirtieron de posible contaminación del agua de la presa El Cuchillo o de daños en la cortina del referido embalse, que provocaría hasta la desaparición por inundación de algunos municipios de continuar las prácticas de fracking en la zona noroeste del estado, dentro...

Fracking: Se bo v Petišovcih spet lomilo za plin?

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Fracking: Se bo v Petišovcih spet lomilo za plin? Spremljaj članek Sobota, 5.5.2018, 0:59 – Čas zadnje posodobitve: pred dvema urama Majda Horvat Aktivna plinska vrtina na petišovskem plinskem polju. Pri agenciji za okolje je podjetje Geoenergo sprožilo postopek za pridobitev dovoljenja za ponovno hidravlično lomljenje v Petišovcih. Podjetje Geoenergo v solasti Petrola in Nafte...

Fracking set to resume in the Northern Territory as moratorium lifted

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Fracking set to resume in the Northern Territory as moratorium lifted Fracking is set to resume in the Northern Territory, following the Government’s decision to lift a moratorium but enforce strict new laws and regulations on the industry. Key points The NT Government has lifted a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing It will adopt 135 recommendations...

Argentina. El drama de vivir al lado de un pozo de fracking en Allen

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Los sueños de una vida tranquila y en convivencia con la naturaleza motivaron a Juan Pablo López y su familia a mudarse en 2016 a una chacra en pleno ejido de la ciudad de Allen, en el Alto Valle de Río Negro. A los pocos meses de mudados, la empresa YPF instaló una torre a unos...

Kommt Fracking durch TTiP doch?

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Kommt Fracking durch TTiP doch? Mit den im Freihandelsabkommen verankerten Konzern-Klage-Rechten haben Energiekonzerne durch die Hintertür jede Möglichkeit, ihre Fracking-Projekte in Europa durchsetzen. Verliert ein Energiekonzern zum Beispiel die Explorationsgenehmigung für ein Gasfeld, etwa weil ein Staat Fracking verbietet oder die Regeln für die Förderung verschärft werden, kann das Unternehmen klagen. Die Kosten trägt dabei...

Challenge to Ineos multi-million pound claim for fracking ban

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The Grangemouth petrochemical giant, Ineos, is facing a legal challenge to its bid to sue the Scottish Government for multi-million pound damages for banning fracking. An environmental group has won an unprecedented right to intervene in a court case, due to begin this week, in support of the government ban. The Court of Session in...

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