Fracking, otra promesa incumplida de Duque | Blogs El Espectador

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Desconociendo su compromiso en campaña, el Presidente Iván Duque cargó el “mico” del fracking en su Plan Nacional de Desarrollo, proposición que sobrevivió en el Congreso de la República, no obstante a los esfuerzos de la oposición por rechazarla y, a las investigaciones y estudios que dictan los prejuicios de esta técnica para la salud...

Earth (Day) to Governor Newsom: Why Didn’t You Ban Fracking? | Hoover Institution

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Some Californians give Earth Day a symbolic nod—picking up litter on a beach, riding a bicycle to work to spare the air. California State University–Long Beach turned the one day into a weeklong teachable moment, with lessons in composting and planting herbs and seeds. And, for fun, a screening of the movie Wall-E on the...

Trump plans to allow fracking near California’s national parks | Environment | The Guardian

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The Trump administration has issued a plan to open more than a million acres in California to fracking, including areas close to Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia national parks. In its proposal, the government made a case that the effects on a range of delicate issues – from degrading air quality to threats to cultural...

Activists Urging California Governor Newsom to Restrict Oil Drilling and Fracking

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After California Governor Gavin Newsom took office on January 7, a writer for the Washington Post observed, “The change of power … will push this liberal state further left.” Environmental extremists are hoping that Newsom’s leftist views will include his support for banning new oil and gas drilling in California and a complete phase-out of...

Bill would freeze fracking permits while impacts studied | The NM Political Report

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When you’re driving at night through Counselor, N.M., on U.S. 550 the horizon takes on a dusky illumination, almost like daylight, Samuel Sage said during a Monday news conference in Santa Fe. Bright light flares from natural gas being burned off as part of oil and gas production, which has become increasingly common in that...

Ben Parfitt: Memo to northeast B.C.: more fracking earthquakes ahead | The Province

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Of the many “unknowns” flagged in a recent science panel report, few are as disturbing as the finding that no one can say how destructive an earthquake may be when triggered during brute-force oil and gas industry fracking operations. The panel’s report, commissioned by Michelle Mungall, B.C.’s minister of energy, mines and petroleum resources, has...

A $56 Lesson About Fracking, And The Limits Of American Hype

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Air Pollution, Crude Oil, Dusk, Environment, Environmental Damage With the tank on my sedan less than 1/4 full three Sundays ago, I stopped at the gas station. Roughly thirteen gallons later I was out $56. About what’s going to be said, anecdotes are too often substituted for statistics. I use the $56 anecdote this time...

Anti-fracking activist settles lawsuit with Lafayette

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Lafayette has settled a lawsuit filed by an anti-fracking activist who says a former mayor violated his First Amendment rights by removing social media comments. The Longmont Times-Call reports that officials in Lafayette reached an agreement to pay Cliff Willmeng about $5,000 in response to a suit filed in January against Christine Berg for removing...

Fracking commissioner resigns after six months : EU Reporter

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Natascha Engel says the government’s approach to fracking has created a de facto ban on it. Tags: politics This content was originally published here.

Fracking commissioner resigns after six months – Furtune Life

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The UK’s shale gas commissioner is resigning after just six months, saying fracking is being throttled by rules preventing mini earthquakes. Current government rules mean fracking must be suspended every time a 0.5 magnitude tremor is detected. But Natascha Engel said this cautious approach to earth tremors had created a de facto ban on fracking....

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