A $56 Lesson About Fracking, And The Limits Of American Hype

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Air Pollution, Crude Oil, Dusk, Environment, Environmental Damage With the tank on my sedan less than 1/4 full three Sundays ago, I stopped at the gas station. Roughly thirteen gallons later I was out $56. About what’s going to be said, anecdotes are too often substituted for statistics. I use the $56 anecdote this time...

Anti-fracking activist settles lawsuit with Lafayette

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Lafayette has settled a lawsuit filed by an anti-fracking activist who says a former mayor violated his First Amendment rights by removing social media comments. The Longmont Times-Call reports that officials in Lafayette reached an agreement to pay Cliff Willmeng about $5,000 in response to a suit filed in January against Christine Berg for removing...

Fracking commissioner resigns after six months : EU Reporter

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Natascha Engel says the government’s approach to fracking has created a de facto ban on it. Tags: politics This content was originally published here.

Fracking commissioner resigns after six months – Furtune Life

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The UK’s shale gas commissioner is resigning after just six months, saying fracking is being throttled by rules preventing mini earthquakes. Current government rules mean fracking must be suspended every time a 0.5 magnitude tremor is detected. But Natascha Engel said this cautious approach to earth tremors had created a de facto ban on fracking....

A fracking embarrassment – spiked

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Hydraulic fracturing – ‘fracking’ – is a central part of enabling drillers to extract gas from shale rocks far below the surface of the Earth. In short, drills dig down and sideways into the shale rock, then fluid is forced at high pressure into the rock, creating fractures from which gas is released. Unsurprisingly, the...

Environmental News Network – Exposure to Fracking Chemicals and Wastewater Spurs Fat Cells

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Exposure to fracking chemicals and wastewater promotes fat cell development, or adipogenesis, in living cells in a laboratory, according to a new Duke University-led study. Researchers observed increases in both the size and number of fat cells after exposing living mouse cells in a dish to a mixture of 23 commonly used fracking chemicals. They...

Labor wants to fast track fracking in the NT too | Katherine Times

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news, local-news, news, fracking, environment, katherine, gas THE Labor Party wants to use the $5 billion Northern Australian Infrastructure Facility to accelerate fracking for onshore gas in the NT. Opposition leader Bill Shorten today said the much maligned fund would be axed and replaced with a new fund focused on pipelines to link gas fields...

EPA Decides Not to Regulate Fracking Wastewater as Study Shows Spike

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On April 23, theU.S.Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) told two environmental groups that it haddecidedit was “not necessary” to update the federal standards handling toxic waste from oil and gas wells, including the waste produced by fracking. State regulators have repeatedly proved unable to prevent the industry’s toxic waste from entering America’s drinking water supplies, including...

Fracking technology firm’s patent infringement claim denied by appeal court

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CALGARY, A.B. – A fracking technology firm has been handed another setback in its attempt to defend its patent on a commonly used well completion technique. The Federal Court of Appeal has dismissed a filing by Packers Plus Energy Services Inc. asking it to overturn a December 2017 decision that declared invalid its patent for...

Trump Releases Plan to Reopen California Public Lands to Drilling, Fracking

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – The Trump administration today released its draft plan to reopen more than a million acres of public land and mineral estate in central California to oil drilling and fracking. The plan would end a five-year-old moratorium on leasing federal public land in the state to oil companies. Today’s draft “environmental impact statement” from the...

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