Pennsylvania Lawmaker Advancing Pro-Fracking Legislation Profits from Leasing his Land to Drillers

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By Itai Vardi A Pennsylvania state senator, who is responsible for a slew of legislation favoring the oil and gas industry, leases his own land to fracking companies, recent disclosure documents show. Last year, veteran lawmaker Gene Yaw of Lycoming County profited from royalties he received from several different drillers. Yaw, who chairs the key...

Politicians, labor, business unite to defeat anti-fracking initiative

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Politicians, labor, business unite to defeat anti-fracking initiative A number of local political, business and organized labor officials and groups have re-formed the Mahoning County Coalition for Job Growth and Investment in an effort to again defeat an anti-fracking ballot initiative in the city. The group announced it was reorganizing Wednesday, a day after the...

Fracking gas pipeline ‘a clear and present danger to life’

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A fracking gas pipeline key to the “shale gas revolution” promised by Grangemouth petrochemical giant Ineos has been shut down by US safety regulators to prevent “catastrophic results impacting the public”. State authorities in Pennsylvania ordered the closure of the 300-mile Mariner East pipeline after three large sinkholes were discovered near drilling for another adjacent...

Jubileo observa la nueva apuesta del Gobierno al fracking ante la caída de producción del gas

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La Fundación Jubileo observa la nueva apuesta extractiva del Gobierno por el fracking para explorar gas no convencional ante la caída de la producción de hidrocarburos y la falta de descubrimientos de nuevos campos gasíferos, incluso a costa de ingresar a las Áreas Protegidas (AP). El analista en hidrocarburos de Fundación Jubileo, Raúl Velásquez, en...

How Wall Street Enabled the Fracking ‘Revolution’ That’s Losing Billions

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By Justin Mikulka The U.S. shale oil industry hailed as a “revolution” has burned through a quarter trillion dollars more than it has brought in over the last decade. It has been a money-losing endeavor of epic proportions. In September 2016, the financial ratings service Moody’s released a report on U.S. oil companies, many of...

The Bentley Effect Fracking Movie Trailer

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BREAKING: Check out the latest trailer for The Bentley Effect. Two special screenings in WA just played out this week. Cygnet Como and Grand Cinema’s Bunbury. The movie is a must see showing the  front line of how the fracking industries steam roles over established communities and how every day Australians are working together to...

Environment Agency confirms another rule change for Cuadrilla’s fracking site – DRILL OR DROP?

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Preston New Road shale gas site, 25 October 2017. Photo: Used with the owner’s permission As expected, Cuadrilla has been allowed to dispose of rainwater collecting on its Preston New Road fracking site in a nearby stream. It had previously been required to send the water by tanker to an offsite treatment centre. But in...

University of Rochester Medical Center finds that fracking chemicals could harm the immune system

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A recent study adds to concerns over hydraulic fracturing by revealing links between exposure to fracking chemicals and damage to the immune systems of mice in utero. The study found that the mice offspring’s immune systems reacted abnormally to allergens and the flu, and the exposure lowered their ability to ward off diseases. Study lead...

El ‘fracking’ que provocó 100 heridos en Corea del Sur

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Corea del Sur se considera un país seguro, desde el punto de vista sísmico. La península, pese a estar muy cerca de Japón -que sufre miles de temblores cada año-, está fuera del cinturón sísmico que afecta de forma tan contundente al país del sol naciente. Y aún así, hace apenas unos meses, el 15...

Live updates: Day 6 Cuadrilla Roseacre Wood fracking inquiry – DRILL OR DROP?

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Lorry on one of the proposed routes to Roseacre Wood. Photo: DrillOrDrop Updates from Day 6 of the reopened public inquiry on Cuadrilla’s plans to drill and frack at Roseacre Wood in Lancashire. Today’s session, at Blackpool Football Club, will hear from Gerald Kells, the highways witness for Roseacre Awareness Group. The group opposes Cuadrilla’s  revised...

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