Strongest tremor yet halts fracking at Cuadrilla site near Blackpool

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1.1-magnitude tremor second to have breached regulatory threshold in recent days Read More

‘Not Sure’ UK Govt Can Prove Fracking Safe for Local Community

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Opinion 05:03 06.11.2018Get short URL 0 0 0 The British government is in court today facing a challenge to official planning regulations brought by anti-fracking campaigners who argue the current definition of fracking is not fit for purpose. The case against the government has been brought by the mayor of Malton, Paul Andrews, whose town...

How did the environment do on the 2018 ballot?

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At Grist, we ask questions like this every election cycle while keeping tabs on the performance of environmental and climate issues — and those likely to advocate for them. With the midterms now more or less over, it’s clear that it wasn’t a banner evening for climate action. Unprecedented spending by the fossil-fuel industry proved...

Fracking to begin in Lancashire today following delays due to Storm Callum

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Fracking is due to begin in Lancashire today (Monday, October 15, 2018). Energy firm Cuadrilla had hoped to start at the site in at Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool, on Saturday but this was delayed by the effects of Storm Callum. The Preston New Road fracking site the day before fracking was due...

The Round-Up: Damages for Unlawful Detention of Trafficking Victim, Excessive Sentence Quashed for Fracking Protesters, and Discriminatory Housing Policy?

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Yarl’s Wood detention centre. Image Credit: Guardian ZV, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWHC 2725 (Admin): The High Court has ruled that a Lithuanian victim of trafficking, who was detained at Yarl’s Wood for five months pending deportation, is entitled to damages for 45 days’ unlawful...

The Story of Fracking: American Ingenuity in a Time of Crisis

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Commentary Open-minded people, a breed that seems in danger of going extinct, sometimes ask me how I feel about oil and gas production utilizing hydro-fracturing techniques, a practice that is commonly referred to as “fracking.” In my opinion, it’s a safe, environmentally sound technique that generates wealth and helps make America increasingly energy independent. Many people believe that...

Big Oil Kills Carbon Initiative in Washington State – Rolling Stone

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Last night in Washington state, Big Oil bought another election and pushed the world a little deeper into climate chaos. What else is new? The Initiative was hardly a fossil-fuel killer. In fact, it was distressingly modest: It would put a price on carbon pollution that starts at $15 per ton in 2020 and rises...

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Eusko Jaurlaritzak baimena eman du Bizkaia eta Gipuzkoako 1.300 kilometro koadrotan zehar lurpean egon daitezkeen erregaien bilaketan ikerlan eta zundaketak egiteko. Zundaketa lanetan Read More

The US mainstream media is ignoring the Israel-Saudi Arabia de facto alliance

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The US mainstream media is ignoring the Israel-Saudi Arabia de facto alliance Middle East Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, the de facto ruler. (Photo: AFP) Over the past week or so, Saudi Arabia has gotten more U.S. mainstream media coverage than at any time in decades. But conspicuously missing has been any reporting...

BLM Policy Changes Could Affect Helium Development Leases Near Holbrook

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A Trump administration policy changes how the Bureau of Land Management conducts environmental review and public comment for oil and gas leases. It could affect the development of 3,000 acres recently leased near Holbrook for helium exploration. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports. The BLM has leased 3,000 acres next to Petrified Forest National Park in eastern...

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