New Leitrim council called on to declare opposition to fracking – Shannonside

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The Love Leitrim group is calling on the newly elected Leitrim council to reassert their previously held opposition to fracking. The call comes some weeks after the Northern Ireland Ministry of the Economy accepted an Exploration License from Tamboran Resources. Love Leitrim which held its AGM last week says it is committing again to opposing...

Fracking: Der Zombie lebt weiter

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Während die Grünen mit klarem Kurs zum Klimaschutz immer höhere Zustimmung erzielen, plant die Bundesregierung, weitere fossile Energieträger per Fracking zu erschließen. Am 16. Mai hat die Expertenkommission für Fracking im Bundesforschungsministerium ihre Arbeit aufgenommen. Die gesetzliche Aufgabe der Kommission ist es, bis zu vier mögliche Probebohrungen in besonders schwer zu erschließenden Gesteinen wie Schiefer wissenschaftlich...

Fracking chief rapped by opponents for calling for safety limits to be raised – Lancashire Evening Post

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Anti-fracking protesters have hit back at calls by a gas firm’s boss to relax safety regulations. Cuadrilla and its local contractors say it has contributed £15m into the Lancashire economy since 2016. But Francis Egan, the shale gas exploration firm’s CEO, has warned that the benefits a shale revolution could bring to the county are...

Sussex business community optimistic about lifting of fracking ban – New Brunswick | Globalnews.ca

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Just because Stephen Moffett leases land to Corridor Resources for natural gas extraction doesn’t mean environmental impacts aren’t on his mind. “I live here, I’m a farmer. My family are here, my family fish in the river,” Moffet says. “Environmental concerns are every bit as important to me as anyone else, maybe more so,” he...

New Brunswick’s Indigenous chiefs issue warning against Tory OK of gas fracking | CTV News Atlantic

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FREDERICTON — A decision by New Brunswick’s Progressive Conservative government to allow shale gas development in one region is drawing sharp criticism from Indigenous leaders who say they weren’t properly consulted. Premier Blaine Higgs confirmed on Tuesday that his government has quietly passed regulatory changes to permit the method of extracting hydrocarbons to resume in...

New Drilling and Fracking in California Will Hurt Latino Communities

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By Carla Ruas Elizabeth Perez was only 10 years old when she moved with her family to the city of Bakersfield, in California. Almost immediately, she says, she began experiencing nosebleeds, headaches and difficulty breathing. Perez was in and out of a local health clinic for years, but doctors couldn’t quite pinpoint what was making...

Not ‘Freedom Gas’ But ‘Failure Gas’: First-of-Its-Kind Report Details Planetary Perils of US Fracking Infrastructure Boom | Common Dreams News

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A first-of-its-kind report released Wednesday by Food & Water Watch details the more than 700 new U.S. facilities that have been recently built or proposed for development “to capitalize off of a glut of cheap fracked gas,” and the consequences for the planet and its inhabitants if these projects are allowed to continue. “This new...

Carbon dioxide proposed as alternative fracking fluid

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Carbon dioxide could be a better fracking fluid than water, an advance that could lead to a more environmentally-friendly form of hydraulic fracturing. Shale sample ready for fracturing with CO2 (Image: Xuehang Song) The findings the Chinese Academy of Sciences and China University of Petroleum (Beijing) suggest that the new fracking method could double as...

SENER evalúa usar gas para sustituir fracking – EIEM / Encuentro Internacional de Energía México

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La Secretaria de Energía (SENER) analiza usar gas para remplazar la fracturación hidráulica (fracking) en los yacimientos no convencionales del país. El subsecretario de Energía, Alberto Montoya, explicó que se analizan varias alternativas para extraer los vastos recursos de no convencionales en el norte del país sin tener que usar el fracking. Una de las...

Two face trial for anti-fracking protest at Misson Springs – Gainsborough Standard

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Two women will be tried for their alleged roles in an “anti-fracking” protest in Nottinghamshire. Michelle Maddock, 48, of Myrtle Road, Sheffield, and Stephanie Robinson, 28, of South Close, Unstone, Dronfield, denied wilful obstruction of a highway, when they appeared at Mansfield Magistrates Court, on Friday. It is alleged they obstructed Springs Road, Misson, on...

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