Familiar Flaws Invalidate Research Team’s Latest Attempt to Link Fracking to Health Issues

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Familiar Flaws Invalidate Research Team’s Latest Attempt to Link Fracking to Health Issues by Seth Whitehead May 2, 2018 A new study released Tuesday purports to find “the first evidence that chemicals found in ground water near fracking sites can impair the immune system.” Importantly, the report’s alarmist topline finding is not based on water...

Fracking firm in law bid to cut protests

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Fracking firm Cuadrilla is aiming to extend its court injunction at its Preston New Road site to cut protests there. Along with some local farmers, it has filed papers to the High Court, for a hearing in Manchester on May 31. Cuadrilla, which has also now applied to the Secretary of State to start fracking,...

Daily earthquakes and water shortages: Alberta pays a price for oil fracking — Society’s Child — Sott.net

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Alberta Tar Pits the largest and stickiest industrial project in the world. Worried about fracking deep underground… this is the biggest fracking of the Earth ever and it’s on the surface not miles underground. One earthquake is recorded on average each day in a western Canadian region where companies extract oil by fracking, according to...

Fracking foes object to Longmont council’s meeting procedures

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A number of the 20 or so fracking foes who called on the Longmont City Council on Tuesday night to delay voting on an ordinance detailing a proposed city agreement with a pair of oil and gas companies left the meeting early, mistakenly thinking they’d succeeded in getting the measure postponed. Instead, the council voted...

Campaigners call for fracking moratorium in former mining areas after new report reveals shale gas plans overlooked key geological data – DRILL OR DROP?

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Professor Peter Styles. Photo: Talk Fracking Fracking companies and regulators have failed to use all available geological data when applying for planning permission, according to a report launched at Westminster this afternoon. The study, by a former Downing Street adviser, shows that historic coal mining data has been overlooked or ignored. It calls on planning...

Fracking in Limbo following INEOS legal challenge

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Those who have been following INEOS and Reach CSG’s legal challenge of the ban on fracking over the last week or so will no doubt be left feeling distinctly unsatisfied, to say the least. That the ban is being challenged at all – and by way of the deep pockets of Jim Ratcliffe – results...

Fracking can cause social stress in nearby areas, according to research

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Coal seam gas extraction has increased social stress in Darling Downs. Credit: University of Queensland, Author provided The question of opening the Northern Territory and South Australia to fracking has re-ignited concerns about environmental and health impacts. Receiving less attention are the social and economic changes affecting nearby rural communities from this natural gas and...

Anti-fracking campaigners urge National Trust members to oppose shale gas survey at Clumber Park

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Anti-fracking campaigners “horrified” by plans to carry out a shale gas survey in Clumber Park have urged National Trust members to object to the controversial proposals. Dozens of Frack Free Nottinghamshire members gathered at the gates of the historic park to make their feelings on seismic testing known as a legal battle wages on between...

El ‘No al fracking’ moviliza a los mendocinos

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El gobernador mendocino, el radical Alfredo Cornejo, decretó permitir actividades de exploración y explotación de hidrocarburos no convencionales o fracking, lo que desató una serie de medidas por parte de las corrientes ambientalistas para poner un freno.  Nota relacionada Terrible video desde una cárcel mendocina donde torturan a un preso con facas y golpes Como...

Fracking planning laws should be relaxed say ministers

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The government has proposed a relaxation in the planning laws which apply to fracking. Under the plans, preliminary drilling could be classed as permitted development – the same law that allows people to build a small conservatory. Opponents of fracking say it shows the government is desperate to encourage fracking. They call the proposed relaxation...

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