No guarantor for Third Energy’s fracking and drilling plans

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Drone shot of Third Energy’s fracking site at Kirby Misperton, 5 February 2018. Photo: Eddie Thornton The government has confirmed that no guarantor is required to underwrite Third Energy’s commitments to frack one well a year in Ryedale, North Yorkshire, until 2022. DrillOrDrop reported earlier this year that the company had made an agreement with...

Special Report: Fracking Nuclear Waste, Say What? #cdnpoli #onpoli

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Ontario residents have been kept in the dark, but Canada’s most populous province is about to become an unlikely and international battleground. After all, how many times does the Great White North threaten the drinking water of more than 40 million people, including their neighbours in America? Legislators from south of the border have already...

How a Single Sentence in a Colorado Bill Could Pump the Brakes on the Fracking Boom

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Boulder County Commissioner Elise Jones is no stranger to conflict with the Colorado Oil and Gas Commission, the state board that regulates the fossil fuel industry. As an environmentalist, and representative of a county that has actively tried to keep out fracking, she said she’s been “grumpy, even angry” when meeting the panel. At a...

The Weekly Roundup: Windrush compensation, fracking injunctions, and deportation of ‘foreign criminals’ – UK Human Rights Blog

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8 April 2019 by Sam Sykes CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images In the news  This week, the Home Secretary Sajid Javid  launched the Windrush Compensation Scheme. It is estimated that the total compensation will be somewhere in the region of £200m, but critics note that individual payments may be ‘insultingly low’, as with a cap of £1,000...

Fracking, más que seguridad energética, un riesgo para el agua | Los Tubos

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En México se han perforado al menos 924 pozos mediante fractura hidráulica en los últimos 12 años, a pesar de los riesgos al medio ambiente que representa esta técnica, principalmente al agua, ya que los líquidos residuales contienen alrededor 750 diferentes tipos de productos químicos, entre ellos algunos de gran toxicidad como el metanol, benceno,…...

Comptroller warns Colombia is not ready for fracking

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Colombia is not prepared to begin fracking and should at least temporarily ban the controversial activity, the country’s comptroller general said in a report on Thursday. According to the comptroller report, the state is unprepared to avoid the potential environmental consequences of fracking. Surface and underground water reservoirs can become contaminated, increased risk of earthquakes,...

The Fracking Song

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A rap music video about hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”, is quickly becoming a viral hit on YouTube. The song, produced by Studio 20 NYU and ProPublica.org, was recently named to Time Magazine’s list of most creative videos of 2011 and was also highlighted by Msnbc’s Rachel Maddow. The purpose of the video was to publicize the dangers of drilling for natural gas, also...

Celebrity ‘fractivists’: True advocates or NIMBYs?

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The Associated Press exposes the celebrity-fracktivist crowd centered in New York for what they really are:  truth-bending, energy-consuming hypocrites. Read more: NEW YORK — The scene: a Manhattan art-house theater. The cause: a campaign against the gas drilling process known as fracking that’s being led by more than 100 celebrities, including Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon,...

Actual Putin Puppets: Moscow Pitting Climate Activists Against American Energy Industry

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Is Moscow funding climate-change activists to damage the American energy industry around the world? In an effort to slow down US natural gas production, the Russian government backed the anti-fracking movement in the United States. Moscow even funded US anti-fracking activists. Now, with US climate change activists working to have ExxonMobil banned from addressing the European...

Debating climate change is a great way to spend a Saturday night

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I enjoy hosting “conspiracy parties,” which involve a bunch of friends gathering together, eating snacks, and challenging mainstream notions about historical events or the way the world works. While some conspiracy theories are ludicrous and merely entertaining, others spark lively debate. After attending Joseph Howe’s 2014 Communicating Energy conference, I was inspired to make my...

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