Trump Opens Door to Dangerous Fracking in Northern Arizona

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A new Trump administration plan proposes to auction off 4,200 acres of public land for oil and gas development in northern Arizona. The lands straddle the Little Colorado River, are within three miles of Petrified Forest National Park, and are near habitat for a federally threatened fish called the Little Colorado spinedace. Drilling and fracking...

Allegheny Co. Executive: Fracking “Saved the Airport”

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Natural gas development enabled Pittsburgh International Airport to expand flights and plan a $1.1 billion renovation, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, a Pittsburgh Democrat, said during a recent interview with the PittsburghBusiness Times. In 2013, the airport authority partnered with Consol Energy – now CNX Resources – to develop natural gas under the airport’s 9,000...

Residents claim victory against fracking with restoration of Cuadrilla’s Becconsall shale gas site – DRILL OR DROP?

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Opponents at Cuadrilla’s Becconsall site, May 2018. Photo: S A Powney The fracking company, Cuadrilla, has begun returning its Becconsall site in Lancashire to farmland after the county council refused another extension of planning permission. Residents and campaigners who have opposed the site for more than seven years said they were delighted to see the...

New Industry Opposition Group Hammers PA Governor’s Fracking-Health Record

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STATE IMPACT PENNSYLVANIA – A coalition of anti-fracking groups says Gov. Tom Wolf should pay more attention to the health impacts of fracking, and that he’s “turned his back” on people who say they’ve suffered from the state’s natural gas industry. The group, calling itself Pennsylvania Fracking Health Impacts, planned a protest outside a Wolf...

Did fracking cause the Hawaii volcano eruption? « Jon Rappoport’s Blog

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Did fracking cause the Hawaii volcano eruption? by Jon Rappoport On the Big Island of Hawaii, where the Kilauea volcano has explosively erupted, there is a geothermal energy plant. It is the Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV) Plant, in Puna. There is a long-running debate about whether PGV is fracking. The debate may be a matter...

Once again a fracking firm has been caught breaching government regulations

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A controversial fracking firm has been caught breaching environmental regulations. And worryingly, it’s not the first time a government agency has reprimanded this company for failings at one of its sites. A controversial fracking project The government granted Third Energy a licence to extract shale gas by hydraulic fracturing (fracking) at the KM8 site in the village of Kirby...

Parliamentary motion calls for fracking buffer zones in former mining areas – DRILL OR DROP?

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John Mann. Photo: Used with the owner’s permission MPs from former mining areas are among supporters of a parliamentary motion calling for 500m gaps between fracking and ex collieries. The motion was proposed by Labour’s John Mann, MP for Bassetlaw, whose constituency includes shale gas exploration sites operated by IGas at Springs Road, Misson, and...

Radical Groups Band Together to Pressure Gov Wolf to Ban Fracking

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A mishmash of national Big Green and local Little Green (funded by Big Green) groups from Pennsylvania have banded together in order to apply pressure on (i.e. bully) a weak-willed governor, PA Gov. Tom Wolf. A coalition of anti-fossil fuel groups, calling themselves Pennsylvania Fracking Health Impacts, has begun Read More

Cuadrilla seeks to extend protest injunction at Lancashire fracking site – and applies for fracking consent – DRILL OR DROP?

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Legal Cuadrilla seeks to extend protest injunction at Lancashire fracking site – and applies for fracking consent Actor Emma Thompson at protest outside Preston New Road, 21 March 2018. Photo: Refracktion Cuadrilla confirmed this morning it was taking further action to prevent protests outside its site at Preston New Road near Blackpool. The company also...

Ineos fracking protest injunction to be challenged at appeal court – DRILL OR DROP?

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Photo: Adela Redston Two environmental campaigners who challenged Ineos’ injunction against shale gas protests have won the right to go to the Court of Appeal. Joe Corre (left) and Joe Boyd. Photo: Ian Crane Joe Corre (left) and Joe Boyd failed to block the injunction at a three-day hearing at the High Court in October...

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