Judge grants temporary injunction against protests at Lancashire fracking site – DRILL OR DROP?

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Green Party protest outside Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site. Photo: The Green Party Cuadrilla has secured a 40-day injunction against protests at its fracking site near Blackpool. A judge at the High Court in Manchester allowed an application by the shale gas company to prohibit trespass and obstruction at and near the site at Preston...

Fracking the immune system: Study links fracking chemicals to immune imbalance — ScienceDaily

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Amid predictions of a second fracking boom in the US, the first evidence that chemicals found in ground water near fracking sites can impair the immune system will be published in Toxicological Sciences on May 1. The study, performed in mice, suggests that exposure to fracking chemicals during pregnancy may diminish female offspring’s ability to...

Dangerous Bill Allowing Sale of Fracking Waste Passes Committee in OH State House

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Columbus, OH — Yesterday, a bill that would allow oil and gas waste, including fracking fluids, to be sold as a “commodity” passed through the Ohio House Energy & Natural Resources Committee. The bill — HB 393 — would allow fracking waste to be sold in local stores without meeting any safety standards or requirements...

Is Geothermal Fracking Good For Hawaii?

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Thanks for visiting HawaiiFracking.com! Wikepedia defines Hydraulic Fracturing or “Fracking” as follows: Hydraulic fracturing is the fracturing of rock by a pressurized liquid. Although Fracking is a technique used most often for extraction of natural gas, it is also used in geothermal energy extraction.  There are differing opinions on whether the Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV) Plant...

Letter: Fracking on trial and the rights of nature – TheIndependent.ca

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The historic Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal Session on Human Rights, Fracking, and Climate Change will take place this May 14 to 18, cohosted by Spring Creek Project at Oregon State University, Corvallis, and live-streaming online. For the first time in its nearly 40-year history, this session of the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal (PPT) will have an international...

Minister quizzed on evidence behind fracking proposals – DRILL OR DROP?

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Palace of Westminster Source: By Superikonoskop [CC BY-SA 3.0], from Wikimedia Commons The Labour MP, Louise Haigh (left), has questioned the government about the basis of the written ministerial statement, issued earlier this month, on shale gas and fracking. The WMS by the Energy and Local Government Secretaries announced proposals to take fracking applications out...

Hubertus Zdebel (DIE LINKE): Niedersachsens Wirtschaftsminister Althusmann muss mit seinen Plänen für Schiefergas-Fracking sofort gestoppt werden

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„Nachdem der niedersächsische Wirtschaftsminister Bernd Althusmann beim Fracking die Katze aus dem Sack gelassen hat, fordere ich den Ministerpräsidenten Stephan Weil (SPD) auf, sich klar gegen Fracking im Schiefergestein auszusprechen. Alles andere wäre die Bestätigung der Fracking-Pläne des CDU-Ministers“, erklärt der Bundestagsabgeordnete Hubertus Zdebel (DIE LINKE), Mitglied des Bundestagsausschusses für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit....

Disappointment at no plan for further groundwater monitoring at former fracking sites – DRILL OR DROP?

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Preese Hall. Picture by Cuadrilla Resources Campaigners against fracking in Lancashire have said they are disappointed to hear there will no further groundwater monitoring at two of Cuadrilla’s former shale gas sites. The Environment Agency has confirmed that it had no intention to carry out the monitoring at the Anna’s Road site, near Lytham St...

UN: Fracking should be approached with caution

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Fracking should be approached with caution by developing countries seeking ways to increase access to energy. That’s according to the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), which suggests the controversial technique of extracting shale gas is not necessarily in the best interests of the world’ poorest nations. Its report reviews the history of shale...

Oil Industry Attacks Anti-Fracking State Assembly Candidate Robert Rivas

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The state’s petroleum industry is spending a fortune in a local race for state Assembly to defeat fundraising frontrunner Robert Rivas. The San Benito County supervisor hopes to succeed Anna Caballero, who’s running for state senate this year and represents a jurisdiction that stretches from Morgan Hill to King City. The San Rafael law firm...

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