Scottish government accused of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ politics after court hears fracking ban doesn’t actually exist

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Nicola Sturgeon was last night accused of “misleading” the people of Scotland and engaging in “Alice-in-Wonderland” politics after it emerged in court that the Scottish government has not banned fracking, despite claiming to have done so. Petrochemical giant Ineos and Reach took Scottish ministers to court this week for a judicial review in a bid...

Link between fracking chemicals and immune system problems – DES Daughter Network

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Chemicals commonly found in groundwater near fracked oil and gas wells appear to impair the proper functioning of the immune system, Environmental Health News reports. The new study suggests that baby girls born to mothers near fracking wells may not fight diseases later in life as well as they could have with a pollution-free pregnancy....

Longmont negotiates deal in effort to push out fracking

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LONGMONT, Colo. — Longmont council members are considering a deal with energy companies that would push surface fracking operations out of the city. Read More

Calfrac revenue doubles as oil price rebound puts fracking crews back on job

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CALGARY — Higher oil prices are helping energy producers to pull the Canadian well completion business out of the deep funk it entered after the crude price crunch of 2014. On Tuesday, Calgary-based Calfrac Well Services Ltd. reported it more than doubled its first-quarter revenue compared with the same period last year and is reactivating...

Did Cuomo’s Fracking Ban Create A New York Willing to Ban Any Energy Project?

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Jim WillisEditor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) Solar and wind energy projects in New York are facing the same struggles natural gas faced years ago; being over regulated and nobody wants them in their town. In June 2014, New York’s highest court, the Court of Appeals, reaffirmed two lower court rulings that empowers townships and municipalities...

Strike Energy to begin fracking at Jaws-1 coal seam gas well

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Unconventional gas explorer Strike Energy (ASX: STX) is about to commence a multi-stage fracking program on the Jaws-1 appraisal well at its Southern Cooper Basin coal seam gas project in South Australia. The company today announced it had completed the installation of the liner and fracture stimulation sleeves at a total depth of 2873m. The...

Neighbors tend to support fracking until it grows too common

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Opposition grows when more wells are drilled in the vicinity, OSU-led study finds. A new study led by an Oregon State University professor found that people living near oil and gas fracking wells tend to more supportive of the controversial drilling method — but that fades once the density of wells grows. “The findings indicate...

Hundreds protest against Northern Territory Government’s decision to lift fracking moratorium

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Hundreds protest against Northern Territory Government’s decision to lift fracking moratorium Posted The Northern Territory Government has faced a backlash from protesters over its decision to lift a moratorium on fracking, while the Chief Minister travelled interstate for a conference. About 250 people gathered outside the Northern Territory Parliament to protest against the decision announced...

Scottish fracking ‘ban’ legal challenge to begin

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Image copyrightGetty Images The petrochemical giant Ineos is due to begin its legal challenge to the Scottish government’s ban on fracking. The ban followed two years of consideration by ministers but the company believes it is unlawful. In 2015 the Scottish government stopped all fracking while it sought the opinions of experts and the public....

Oficialmente 4 municipios de la Huasteca se declaran libres de fracking

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Los municipios libres de Tancanhuitz, Ciudad Valles, Tanlajás y Xilitla en San Luis Potosí rechazan oficialmente el fracking en su territorio Regeneración, 23 de abril del 2018. Con todas las formalidades de las correspondientes leyes orgánicas municipales los cabildos de 4 ayuntamientos de la huasteca potosina han rechazado hasta la fecha el fracking en sus...

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