The world against fracking

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This post is only available in English. On Saturday, the 13th of October, people from all over the world joined forces for the global “gas down, frack down action day” to protest against gas extraction and fracking. ASEED also took action by supporting the student organisation Fossilvrij Groningen. “These peoples’ lives are in limbus”. Chris...

Mounting Evidence: The Harm Caused By Fracking

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A tidal wave of extreme energy extraction is sweeping across the globe, of which unconventional oil and gas extraction (colloquially known as fracking) is a major component. It is being driven by the progressive depletion of easier to extract fossil fuels which is leading to the exploitation of increasingly harder to extract resources. This process...

Anti-fracking climate madness in Colorado

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Al Gore’s endorsement of the anti-fracking ballot initiative in Colorado makes it clear that this is a “leave it in the ground” measure. It is not really about health and safety, homes and hospitals, despite being pitched that way. This is climate activism at work. Proposition 112 is aimed at killing oil and gas production...

Fracking to continue after underground tremors

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ITV Report 24 October 2018 at 11:33pm Fracking to continue after underground tremors The Cuadrilla fracking site in Little Plumpton (Danny Lawson/PA) Fracking will continue at Cuadrilla’s site in Lancashire after tremors were detected underground on Wednesday. The company called a temporary halt to the work after a “tiny” tremor was detected on Tuesday afternoon...

Cuadrilla forced to stop fracking as quake breaches threshold

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Cuadrilla has been forced to stop fracking after its operations at a well near Blackpool triggered an earthquake that breached the official threshold. The company said it had paused work for 18 hours after the tremor on Friday morning. It was the 17th quake in the area since fracking began 11 days ago, but the...

Court Orders Moratorium on Offshore Fracking Off California

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Center for Biological Diversity New Release State, Conservation Groups Win Lawsuit Against Trump Administration LOS ANGELES— A federal court today ordered the Trump administration to stop issuing permits for offshore fracking in federal waters off the California coast. U.S. District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez concluded that the federal government violated the Endangered Species Act and...

Fracking: second tremor in 24 hours recorded in Blackpool

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A second tremor in a 24-hour period has been recorded at the UK’s only active site near Blackpool. Cuadrilla was forced to halt operations for 18 hours on Friday after a 0.8-magnitude tremor. Fracking restarted on Saturday morning before a second tremor was detected. Saturday’s tremor is the 18th in the area since fracking recommenced...

Fracking: Das sollten Sie zur Erdgasförderung wissen

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Erdgasförderung Fracking: Das sollten Sie wissen Wir beantworten die wichtigsten Fragen zu Fracking: Was ist Fracking eigentlich? Wie riskant ist die Erdgasförderung? Und ist Schiefergas gut fürs Klima? Teilen: Jetzt Facebook-Fan werden mauritius images / Science Faction / Ed Darack Aus Bohrlöchern wie diesen wird in den USA unkonventionell Gas gewonnen In diesem Artikel Was...

Fast-track fracking? No thank you, says York

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York has united to condemn so-called fast-track fracking. The Government invited local authorities to have their say on controversial plans which would see shale gas exploration treated as permitted development – meaning applications could bypass the local planning system. But councillors from across the political spectrum joined to say a resounding ‘no’ to this idea....

Government urged to ditch ‘bonkers’ fracking plan

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Image copyrightPA Fracking is controversial, this much we know. But the government has ratcheted-up tensions with plans that could see shale gas projects fast-tracked in future. Those tensions were particularly apparent this week at a packed out parliamentary debate. Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat and SNP MPs lined up to lambast the proposals and call for...

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