Colombia Wrestles with Fracking conundrum

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January 5, 2019//-Colombia hopes to exploit its hydrocarbons reserves to strengthen its energy and fiscal security. Abundant shale oil and gas reserves could change the outlook of the domestic industry for good – but authorities have yet to agree on the divisive subject of fracking. Jacopo Dettoni reports. With both the country’s energy and fiscal...

Greater Manchester to introduce ‘presumption against’ fracking

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Greater Manchester will introduce planning measures creating a “presumption against” fracking for shale gas, the city-region’s mayor has said Andy Burnham told the Guardian that the fracking industry “hasn’t proven its case” after energy firm Cuadrilla had to repeatedly suspend operations in nearby Lancashire in December when drilling caused small earthquakes that breached legal limits...

Fracking ban heads to hearing Saturday morning, vote Wednesday night

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The town’s nearly year-long debate over a ban against “fracking” — hydraulic fracturing — and the reuse of wastes from the fracking process, which is used in oil and gas extraction, will likely come to a conclusion in the next week. A proposed anti-fracking ordinance petitioned for by more than 600 environmentally concerned citizens will...

Greater Manchester to ban fracking

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With the date set for January 7th the GMSF (Greater Manchester Spatial Framework) meeting will take place and all leaders of Manchester’s councils will announce a range of measures giving Greater Manchester a much-needed boost. One of them measures is for Greater Manchester to ban fracking which will be like a late Christmas present to...

Don’t Destroy Indigenous Land with Fracking Wells | ForceChange

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Target: Annastacia Palaszczuk, Premier of Queensland, Australia Goal: Permanently ban the dangerous and harmful practice of fracking in Queensland’s indigenous communities. An indigenous community in Queensland, Australia is under threat by the fracking industry. Their entire way of life may be forever altered if the state’s government renews the fracking permits for the gas company Blue Energy....

Fracking Future Shock in Colorado

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If fracking treated all people equally, that is, if every person in Colorado were threatened with anywhere from 10 to 50 fracked wells in their neighborhood, the oil and gas industry would be long gone. But it doesn’t, so only a minority of Coloradans reap the whirlwind in the state’s fracking fields. That Prop 112, a...

Youth activists ramp up anti-fracking campaign

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Young activists of the UK Youth Climate Coalition (UKYCC) sent a letter to the UK Government calling for a meeting with the Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth, Claire Perry, to vocalise their concerns over plans for fracking. Unsurprisingly, they were met with diplomatic silence, with Claire declining a meeting or subsequent engagement,...

B.C. halts northeast fracking operations while it investigates earthquakes

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CALGARY — The BC Oil and Gas Commission is shutting down oilfield fracking operations in a 72-square-kilometre area in the northeast part of the province for at least 30 days while it investigates earthquakes that occurred there on Nov. 29. The seismic events measuring between 3.4 and 4.5 magnitude took place near hydraulic fracturing operations...

Mistrust and earthquakes: why Lancashire communities are so shaken by fracking tremors

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Anna Szolucha, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Northumbria University, explores why the impact of tremors at the Preston New Road fracking site near Blackpool are reverberating so strongly throughout the community living on the surface. After a month of tranquillity, fracking has resumed at the Preston New Road site near Blackpool triggering the biggest tremor to...

Trump Administration Auctions Off 150,000 Acres Of Public Land For Fossil-Fuel Extraction | PopularResistance.Org

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Trump Administration Auctions Off 150,000 Acres Of Public Land For Fossil-Fuel Extraction Alexandra Jacobo, Nationofchange.org Trump Administration Auctions Off 150,000 Acres Of Public Land For Fossil-Fuel Extraction2018-12-152018-12-15https://popularresistance-uploads.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/2017/12/popres-shorter.pngPopularResistance.Orghttps://popularresistance-uploads.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/2018/12/ut_bearsears_nm_masoncummings_160427_2637-1980-1068×710.jpg200px200px Above Photo: From Nationofchange.org Despite the fact that the federal government’s own report shows that oil and gas production on public land contributes significantly to U.S. greenhouse gas emissions,...

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