Enviros sue to stop fracking near Petrified Forest National Park

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Posted Jul 16, 2019, 2:38 pm B. Poole TucsonSentinel.com Three environmental groups sued the Bureau of Land Management Monday to prevent fracking for natural gas and oil in more than 4,000 acres of public land near a national forest in Arizona and the state’s most important aquifer. When the bureau issued the drilling leases last...

West Lancs council restates opposition to fracking as shale gas plans published

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Location of Aurora Energy Resources proposed site to drill and frack for shale gas. (in red). Source: planning application The council where Aurora Energy Resources wants to drill and frack two shale gas wells has confirmed it continues to object to the process. A meeting of West Lancashire Borough Council last night approved a motion...

Fracking support up and opposition down – government survey

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Source: Wave tracker survey for BEIS Support for fracking has recovered from a record low in the spring, according to results from the latest government attitudes survey. Opposition has fallen from a previous record high. The quarterly Wave tracker survey showed levels of support returned to 15%, last reached in September 2018. But the proportion of...

Tories again block council’s call to protect rules on fracking earth tremors

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Councillors voting in favour of the Conservative amendment. Photo: Lancashire County Council webcast Conservative councillors in Lancashire have been accused of using a “wrecking amendment” for a second time to block support for their government’s policy on the rules on seismic activity induced by fracking. A motion before the county council this afternoon welcomed government...

Está proibido o fracking no Paraná e em Santa Catarina  – ClimaInfo

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A Assembleia Legislativa de Santa Catarina aprovou na 3ª feira uma lei que proíbe a exploração de óleo e gás de folhelho por fraqueamento hidráulico (fracking) no estado. A notícia foi divulgada pelo site da campanha Não Fracking Brasil. No Paraná, uma lei com o mesmo teor foi aprovada no mês passado e acaba de...

Traditional Owners fracking veto right doesn’t extend to exploration

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The lifting of the ban will apply to about 2 per cent of the state. The plan also outlined the heavy regulations companies must meet before they can begin fracking. Companies will need consent from traditional owners and private landowners before production is permitted, but Wilderness Society WA acting state director Kit Sainsbury is worried...

Pennsylvania DEP, While Fighting DRBC Fracking, Admits Gas Industry Protects Water Resources

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Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. … … The Pennsylvania DEP admits the state’s gas industry is protecting water resources. Yet, it has signed onto the DRBC fracking ban. Why the double-standard? Pennsylvania DEP has just come out with its 2018 Oil and Gas Annual Report. It’s an annoying report from a presentation perspective; with a...

350 Colorado Calls for an Immediate Ban on Fracking

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350 Colorado’s Executive Director Micah Parkin called for a ban on fracking in Boulder County during a public hearing addressing the recently enacted moratorium on oil and gas operations put into place by Boulder County Commissioners last month. Below is a transcript of her statement to County Commissioners and Staff.  Thank you for your leadership...

WA’s plan for onshore fracking | Energy Magazine

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The Western Australian Government has released its implementation plan for hydraulic fracturing.  In 2018, an independent Scientific Inquiry was carried out to understand the risks associated with extracting petroleum products using Hydraulic Fracture Stimulation, and to protect the state’s environment from those risks.  After carefully considering the Inquiry Report, the WA Government responded by accepting...

Paraná diz não ao uso do fracking na exploração do gás de xisto – O Presente

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O Paraná é o único estado do país a proibir a exploração do gás de xisto pelo método de fratura hidráulica – fracking. Na última semana, o governador Carlos Massa Ratinho Junior sancionou a lei 18.878, que veta o uso desta metodologia de extração de energia. “O Paraná não pode arriscar seu principal ativo, que...

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