Youth activists ramp up anti-fracking campaign

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Young activists of the UK Youth Climate Coalition (UKYCC) sent a letter to the UK Government calling for a meeting with the Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth, Claire Perry, to vocalise their concerns over plans for fracking. Unsurprisingly, they were met with diplomatic silence, with Claire declining a meeting or subsequent engagement,...

B.C. halts northeast fracking operations while it investigates earthquakes

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CALGARY — The BC Oil and Gas Commission is shutting down oilfield fracking operations in a 72-square-kilometre area in the northeast part of the province for at least 30 days while it investigates earthquakes that occurred there on Nov. 29. The seismic events measuring between 3.4 and 4.5 magnitude took place near hydraulic fracturing operations...

Mistrust and earthquakes: why Lancashire communities are so shaken by fracking tremors

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Anna Szolucha, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Northumbria University, explores why the impact of tremors at the Preston New Road fracking site near Blackpool are reverberating so strongly throughout the community living on the surface. After a month of tranquillity, fracking has resumed at the Preston New Road site near Blackpool triggering the biggest tremor to...

Trump Administration Auctions Off 150,000 Acres Of Public Land For Fossil-Fuel Extraction | PopularResistance.Org

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Trump Administration Auctions Off 150,000 Acres Of Public Land For Fossil-Fuel Extraction Alexandra Jacobo, Nationofchange.org Trump Administration Auctions Off 150,000 Acres Of Public Land For Fossil-Fuel Extraction2018-12-152018-12-15https://popularresistance-uploads.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/2017/12/popres-shorter.pngPopularResistance.Orghttps://popularresistance-uploads.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/2018/12/ut_bearsears_nm_masoncummings_160427_2637-1980-1068×710.jpg200px200px Above Photo: From Nationofchange.org Despite the fact that the federal government’s own report shows that oil and gas production on public land contributes significantly to U.S. greenhouse gas emissions,...

Fracking Worse Than You Think: Delusional America and Special Interest Gangs

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Mam, your water’s just fine, a pungent gasoline smell is normal nowadays. news.nationalgeographic.com A recent peer reviewed study has revealed that greenhouse gas emissions from drilling and fracking are 50% worse than previously thought. According to the Harvard study US fossil-fuel-industry methane leaks are dramatically higher than the official estimates have claimed. Not surprisingly, the coal seam gas...

Opposition Day at the Legislature: Pay equity and fracking debated

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Liberal MLA Monique LeBlanc explains Bill 4, an Act to bring pay equity to the private sector, on Dec. 13 in the NB Legislature. After the recent provincial election resulted in a historic four-party minority government, the NB Media Co-op stated it would write stories about decisions made in the new Legislature that impact those...

En tres departamentos de Colombia iniciaría el fracking en 2019

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Foto: Contagio Radio Solo faltaría la autorización del Gobierno Duque para iniciar pilotos de fracking en 3 departamentos; aunque el Consejo de Estado suspendió los actos administrativos que fijaron los términos para realizar exploración y explotación de Yacimientos No Convencionales (YNC), ambientalistas advierten que la medida solo sirve para dar tiempo a la comisión de...

Schleswig-Holstein: Volksinitiative will Fracking-Verbot vor Gericht durchsetzen – Berliner WassertischBerliner Wassertisch

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(13.12.2018, Kiel) Volksinitiative will Fracking-Verbot vor Gericht durchsetzen Schleswig-Holstein, das Tourismusland zwischen den Meeren, soll Deutschlands erste Fracking-Verbotszone werden. Um dieses Ziel zu erreichen, zieht die mit über 42.000 Bürgerunterschriften unterstützte „Volksinitiative zum Schutz des Wassers“ vor Gericht: Das Landesverfassungsgericht in Schleswig soll feststellen, dass die Volksinitiative auch bezüglich Artikel 1 Nummer 5 des Gesetzentwurfs,...

Government fracking policy faces more legal challenges – DRILL OR DROP?

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The government is being challenged in the High Court this week over its planning policy on fracking. The campaign groups, Friends of the Earth and Talk Fracking, are seeking judicial reviews of the revised National Planning Policy Framework, issued on the final day before the parliamentary summer holiday in July this year. The framework, also...

Linda Stewart thinks this time may be the charm for anti-fracking bill

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Citing Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis‘ environmental platform, Democratic state Sen. Linda Stewart is taking another shot at getting oil and gas hydraulic fracturing, fracking, banned in the state of Florida. Stewart filed SB 146 putting a fracking ban back on the Senate’s plate for the seventh or eighth time this decade, this time anticipating momentum and...

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