Transports of Uranium Hexaflouride on the Same Road as Fracking Lorries – What Could Go Wrong?

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Yesterday members of Radiation Free Lakeland went to the Preston New Road fracking site to show support for protestors who have been there rain and shine to oppose Cuadrilla’s plan to frack the Fylde. In the afternoon we went to Springfields Nuclear Fuels situated at the end of Preston New Road on the country road...

Ohio Gubernatorial Candidate Who Called for Fracking Ban Gets Trounced in Primary

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Ohio Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dennis Kucinich made no bones about his desire to ban fracking in the Buckeye State during his campaign, telling reporters in January that “if elected Ohio governor, he’d use the office’s power to end the drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking” and that “it’s his goal to end all...

No glass ceiling – from fracking to wind power

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As I’ve mentioned previously in this column, carbon fibre has some pretty glamorous associations, what with being able to latch onto the Boeing and Airbus superplanes and hundreds of next-generation military and space programmes, in addition to Formula 1 and high profile programmes such as BMW’s latest i-series electric cars (see Buy Carbon, Sell Glass)....

NT Labor Party divisions revealed as majority vote to ban fracking

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NT Labor Party divisions revealed as majority vote to ban fracking Delegates at Territory Labor’s annual conference have voted in favour of a ban on fracking, highlighting the deep divisions within the party just a month after the Gunner Government lifted its moratorium. “I understand the emotion in this room,” Mr Gunner said. “But I...

Government announces plans to speed up fracking decisions in England + detailed reaction – DRILL OR DROP?

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Fracking equipment at Third Energy’s KM8 site at Kirby Misperton. Photo: Eddie Thornton Ministers are considering taking fracking decisions in England out of local control and allowing shale gas exploration wells to be drilled without the need for planning applications. A written ministerial statement issued this morning said the government would consult during the summer...

How Trump’s EPA Is Moving to Undo Fracking Wastewater Protections

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(Photo: risteski goce / Shutterstock; Edited: JR / TO) Back in 2008, residents of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and surrounding areas received a notice in the mail advising them to drink bottled water instead of tap water — a move that Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) internal memos at the time described as “one of the largest failures in US history to...

How Fracking’s Appetite for Sand Is Devouring Rural Communities

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[no-caption] “Do you want to see the mine?” asks Harlan*. “Of course,” I reply. He fetches his boots. We head outside with his wife Edith and follow a row of fledgling soybeans as we stroll across a few acres of farmland. It’s June 2014, and I’m in Dovre, a rural community in western Wisconsin where...

UK Government unveils new plans for ‘faster and fairer’ fracking decisions

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The UK Government has announced a new package of measures to ensure fracking planning decisions are “faster and fairer” for new developments. Energy Secretary Greg Clark said shale gas could provide a new economic driver as the nation has seen an ongoing decline in offshore gas production – going from a net exporter of gas...

Peer-Reviewed Study Finds No Groundwater Contamination from Fracking in Ohio

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The first ever and award winning Utica Shale study to examine the root source of methane (CH4) linked to fracking has finally been published in a scientific journal. The long awaited multi-year University of Cincinnati (UC) groundwater study that found no impacts from fracking was finally published this week in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Monitoring...

Youngstown voters again reject anti-fracking charter amendment

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And on the seventh try, the anti-fracking initiative in Youngstown failed again. But supporters won’t rest. “It’s not like we’re going to stop,” said Susie Beiersdorfer, a member of the Committee for the Youngstown Water Protection Bill of Rights, which backed the proposal. “Our motto is we don’t lose until we quit.” The initiative lost...

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