Updated: 0.3M tremor recorded near Cuadrilla’s fracking site – DRILL OR DROP?

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The British Geological Survey recorded a small earth tremor today near Cuadrilla’s fracking site on the edge of Blackpool. This follows three micro-seismic events yesterday. The seismic activity, the first recorded in the area since fracking began on Monday (15 October 2018), was too small to be felt at the surface. But today’s event had…...

Jailed anti-fracking activists release defiant video message

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Three environmental activists jailed for their part in an anti-fracking protest have released a video message promising they will win the battle against fracking. The men became the first to receive a custodial sentence for environmental protests against shale gas extraction this week. Simon Roscoe Blevins, 26, and Richard Roberts, 36, were given 16 months...

Loveland to give COGCC neutral reply on proposed oil and gas drilling

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The Loveland City Council voted unanimously Monday night in favor of the neutral response. Councilor Rich Ball, of Ward I, was absent. The city must inform the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, which governs all oil and gas permitting and regulation in Colorado, of its opinion regarding the drilling by Magpie Operating Inc. by...

Exploding Pipeline in Pennsylvania Ties Plastics Manufacturing to Fracked Natural Gas

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A natural gas pipeline that exploded outside Pittsburgh earlier this month, just a week after it went into service, is part of a multi-billion-dollar push to connect the northeastern U.S. fracking industry with expanded plastics and petrochemical manufacturing in the region. Energy Transfer Partners, formerly of Dakota Access Pipeline (in)fame, built the 24-inch Revolution line...

BLM Receives Overwhelming Opposition to Proposed Drilling and Fracking Plan

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The Cuyama Valley, where an oil spill occurred in 2015 (pictured), could see considerable expansion of oil development under the proposal. In August, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced they were launching a year-long study that will ultimately determine whether to allow drilling and fracking across 1.6 million acres of public land and...

Black Ops 4 Blackout release time, preload access and everything we know about the Call of Duty Battle Royale • Eurogamer.net

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Black Ops 4 Blackout release time, preload access and everything we know about the Call of Duty Battle Royale Everything we know about the Black Ops 4 beta and Battle Royale mode Blackout. @Crazyreyn Black Ops 4 Blackout, Call of Duty’s take on a Battle Royale mode, where large numbers of players attempt to be the last...

Protesting British America’s Cup sponsor >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News

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Feature Protesting British America’s Cup sponsor Ben Ainslie would like to win the America’s Cup for Britain. Despite 21 past British challenges, 167 years has passed and Britain has still not won the trophy. But if Ainslie is successful in toppling the kiwi defenders, there is a segment of his nation that won’t be attending...

Toxic waste sites and environmental justice: Research roundup

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund program cleans up contaminated areas resulting from the mismanagement of hazardous waste. According to the EPA, “Superfund requires EPA to deal with abandoned, accidentally spilled, or illegally dumped hazardous substances from the past, primarily from businesses and industry. Other types of pollution are handled by other environmental laws.” Officially...

How the US became a leading fossil fuels exporter

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Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s keynote speech at the World Gas Conference in June opened with a marching band and ended with an exhibition by the Harlem Globetrotters. It was a spectacle befitting the industry symposium. “We’re sharing our energy bounty with the world,” Mr. Perry gushed from a stage at the Washington Convention Center. Long...

Four maps show how electricity generation has changed in the US

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A natural gas fracking well near Shreveport, Louisiana. reader comments The US Energy Information Agency (EIA) recently published two interesting sets of maps to show how the US energy mix has changed state by state between 2007 and 2017. That decade saw the rise of cheap natural gas that lead many utilities to switch away...

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