Feds Push to Open 1 Million Acres to Fracking in California

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(CN) – The Trump administration unveiled a plan to open another million acres in California to oil and gas development and fracking, one day after being sued by conservationists for similar plans in a different part of the state. The Bureau of Land Management released its environmental analysis Thursday concluding that hydraulic fracturing and oil...

Fracking to be banned in the UK after Government performs dramatic U-turn

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Fracking to be banned in the UK after Government performs dramatic U-turn Environmental campaigners hailed the ban as a victory, writes Richard Vaughan, with additional reporting from Chris Green and Dean Kirby Updated Saturday, 2nd November 2019, 12:02 am Anti-fracking protesters in Lancashire (Photo: Nigel Roddis/Getty) Fracking is to be banned in the UK after...

Suspenden el fracking en Reino Unido por miedo a sismos

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El gobierno británico anunció una moratoria sobre la fracturación hidráulica (o fracking) a raíz de un informe sobre la actividad sísmica reciente cerca de un lugar donde se practica la fracturación hidráulica, en Preston New Road, Lancashire (noroeste de Inglaterra). El informe, conducido por la Autoridad de Petróleo y Gas (OGA), “constató que actualmente no...

Fracking suspended across England in major government U-turn – Positive News – Positive News

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The decision follows years of opposition to the controversial process and has been hailed as a major victory for green groups and local communities. Craig Bennett, the chief executive of Friends of the Earth, said: “This moratorium is a tremendous victory for communities and the climate. For nearly a decade local people across the country...

Uno | El fracking podría ser considerado un delito ambiental

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Listo el proyecto de ley que crea nuevos delitos ambientales, entre ellos, la técnica de fracking para explotar petróleo. La iniciativa es del representante liberal Juan Carlos Losada. El proyecto incluye penas de hasta 15 años de prisión para quienes pretendan extraer petróleo a través de la técnica del fracking, con multa hasta de $...

Boris Johnson’s manifesto to abandon the threat of no-deal Brexit in bid to capture centre ground | Daily Mail Online

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Boris Johnson’s new manifesto is set to abandon the threat of a no-deal Brexit as the Prime Minister attempts to gain support from the centre ground, it has been revealed.  In a direct contrast with his initial ‘do or die’ vow to leave the EU with or without a deal on October 31, Johnson will...

Britain orders immediate moratorium on fracking due to earth tremor concerns – Reuters

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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will impose an immediate moratorium on fracking, the government announced on Saturday, saying the industry risked causing too much disruption to local communities through earth tremors. FILE PHOTO: Protest slogans are seen on fencing around a fracking site near Blackpool, Britain, October 22, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government...

Tories accused of ‘election ploy’ after admitting fracking ‘ban’ is temporary – Mirror Online

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We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see ourPrivacy Noticefor details of your data protection rights Thank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee our privacy notice The Conservative Party has been accused of using a fracking ‘ban’ as an ‘election ploy’ after admitting the suspension may only be temporary....

Fracking banned in UK as government makes major U-turn | Environment | The Guardian

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The government has banned fracking with immediate effect in a watershed moment for environmentalists and community activists. Ministers also warned shale gas companies it would not support future fracking projects, in a crushing blow to companies that had been hoping to capitalise on one of the new frontiers of growth in the fossil fuel industry....

Stephen Colbert: GOP ‘Fracking America’s Moral Bedrock’ In Vindman Attacks | Crooks and Liars

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My favorite line in this segment is Stephen Colbert talking about his Irish roots and the affinity he’s always felt with the Irish — until, he says after watching Sean Duffy question Alexander Vinman’s patriotism on CNN, “I found out this asshole was one.” Colbert noted that Vindman is the first official to testify who...

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