Involving the public in fracking decisions – minister quizzed – DRILL OR DROP?

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Fracking Week in Parliament: DrillOrDrop review of parliamentary questions and debates.  Public vote in Pickering, North Yorkshire, on opposition to fracking. Photo: Eddie Thornton The Environment Minister, David Rutley, was questioned in parliament this week about consulting the public on fracking. The Labour MP, Jim Cunningham (left), asked the minister: “Given that lots of people...

Colorado’s Democratic Party Kingmaker Is a Fracking Lawyer. What Could Go Wrong?

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One of the most heated issues in the Colorado gubernatorial race is the future of hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking. Fracking is a process by which natural gas or oil is extracted from deep under the Earth’s crust, cracking through layers of rock by injecting it with a water and chemical solution or sand....

New Mexico official says Texas landowners are “stealing” millions of gallons of water and selling it back for fracking

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But the folks who are selling water over it know exactly where the line is. That’s because on the Texas side, where the “rule of capture” rules groundwater policy, people basically can pump water from beneath their land to their heart’s content. But on the New Mexico side, the state has imposed tight regulations on...

Picture post: Downing Street protest over fracking and plastics – DRILL OR DROP?

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Dame Vivienne Westwood and Joe Corre at 10 Downing Street, 5 June 2018. Photo: Food and Water Watch Europe Fashion designer, Dame Vivienne Westwood, and her son, Joe Corre, have accused the Government of hypocrisy over its policies on plastics and fracking. In a protest outside Downing Street on UN World Environment Day, the pair...

García-Page confía en que el nuevo Gobierno ponga “punto y final” al cementerio nuclear y apoye sus reivindicaciones sobre agua y ‘fracking’

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El presidente de Castilla-La Mancha, Emiliano García-Page, ha mostrado este martes su convencimiento de que el nuevo Gobierno de España “pondrá punto y final” al proyecto del cementerio nuclear de Villar de Cañas (Cuenca) porque el sitio elegido “es absurdo y peligroso”. Según sus propias palabras, se trata de una batalla “que tenemos que librar”...

How Fracking Is a Ride Down the Rabbit Hole — Investing Daily

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One of my favorite songs is a catchy, upbeat American classic from the 1920s, The Best Things in Life are Free. The opening lyric is “The moon belongs to everyone.” But unfortunately, in life nothing truly is free, not even gazing at the moon. Tilting your head upward takes energy, which you get from the...

Penn township fracking battle continues in court

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The battle over fracking in Penn Township returned to a Westmoreland County courtroom Monday with residents discussing their experiences and fears about unconventional gas drilling. “We were told that we would not be affected by drilling,” said Tracey Mason, who lives near Apex Energy’s Quest well pad in the northeast corner of the township. She...

Monitoring disappointment at former Fylde fracking site

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Fylde environmental campaigners said they are concerned by a lack of long term monitoring of ground water at a fracking site. A freedom of information (FOI) request to the Environment Agency has revealed that its staff will not be checking water at Cuadrilla’s former Preese Hall site. The site was deemed to be the cause...

No Regulation for Fracking Public Health Problems

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Dr Frank Rugman discusses the future possible impacts of fracking on health and communities.   read more Www.hpaf.co.uk Www.medact.com

Report: People Who Live Closer to Shale Development Tend to Be More Supportive of Fracking

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Those who live in the closest proximity to unconventional oil and gas wells are generally more familiar with, and more supportive of development than those who live farther away, a new study finds. Titled, “The Effect of Geographic Proximity to Unconventional Oil and Gas Development On Public Support for Hydraulic Fracturing,” the Oregon State University...

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