Scottish fracking ‘ban’ legal challenge to begin

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Image copyrightGetty Images The petrochemical giant Ineos is due to begin its legal challenge to the Scottish government’s ban on fracking. The ban followed two years of consideration by ministers but the company believes it is unlawful. In 2015 the Scottish government stopped all fracking while it sought the opinions of experts and the public....

Oficialmente 4 municipios de la Huasteca se declaran libres de fracking

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Los municipios libres de Tancanhuitz, Ciudad Valles, Tanlajás y Xilitla en San Luis Potosí rechazan oficialmente el fracking en su territorio Regeneración, 23 de abril del 2018. Con todas las formalidades de las correspondientes leyes orgánicas municipales los cabildos de 4 ayuntamientos de la huasteca potosina han rechazado hasta la fecha el fracking en sus...

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...

Enough’s Enough: Youngstown Voters Reject Fracking Ban for Seventh Consecutive Time

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Though it’s starting to sound like a broken record, the message the people of Youngstown, Ohio are sending to fringe environmental activists who have repeatedly attempted to ban fracking in their city couldn’t be more loud and clear —they flat-out reject these outside groups’ extreme “Keep It In the Ground” agenda. For the seventh consecutive...

Nicola Sturgeon asked if she misled Scottish Parliament on fracking ‘ban’

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The Scottish Government’s claim in court that it had not banned fracking has been described as “beyond humiliating” as two petrochemical companies argued that ministers did establish an “unlawful” ban. A lawyer for Ineos, which runs the giant Grangemouth refinery complex, said that ministers had created a policy through public statements that would prevent a fracking...

Fracking may have caused rare S. Korea quake: study : Bilyonaryo

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  By Agence France-Presse Fracking may have induced a rare strong earthquake last year in South Korea, a study said Friday, a potential “game changer” for the contentious practice of pumping water into the ground to extract energy. The 5.5 magnitude quake on November 15 injured scores in the South Korea port city of Pohang...

Energy firm Ineos astonished over government’s stance on fracking

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTom Pickering from Ineos said he was astonished to hear that the Scottish government had not banned fracking Petrochemical firm Ineos said it was “astonished” to hear that the Scottish government had not banned fracking. The statement was made outside the Court of Session where the company...

New Study Suggests Fracking Chemicals Harm The Immune System

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Does hydraulic fracturing (also called “fracking”), the process of pumping millions of gallons of chemical-laden water deep underground to fracture rock and release gas and oil, pose risks to the human organism and the environment? According to a new study, the answer is “quite possibly.” As Futurity reports, previous studies have already concluded that in...

Ohio’s top court further muddies fracking issue with new ruling

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One consistent thing about the Ohio Supreme Court when it comes to decisions about whether it’s constitutional to put an initiative to ban fracking on the Youngstown ballot is its inconsistency. The Mahoning County Board of Elections has voted three times to not permit the measure to appear on the ballot. In September 2015, the...

Pennsylvania Lawmaker Advancing Pro-Fracking Legislation Profits from Leasing his Land to Drillers

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By Itai Vardi A Pennsylvania state senator, who is responsible for a slew of legislation favoring the oil and gas industry, leases his own land to fracking companies, recent disclosure documents show. Last year, veteran lawmaker Gene Yaw of Lycoming County profited from royalties he received from several different drillers. Yaw, who chairs the key...

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