Fracking paused in Blackpool after biggest tremor to date | Environment | The Guardian

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Residents of Blackpool have reported feeling the tremors of a minor earthquake from nearby fracking operations that started two months ago. The 1.5-magnitude earthquake occurred 1km underground at around 11.20am on Tuesday, after shale gas company Cuadrilla resumed fracking after a month-long hiatus. The firm’s Preston New Road site is about one mile to the...

Fracking Likely Caused Earthquakes In British Columbia, Says Expert – Huddle

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The British Columbia Oil and Gas Commission is investigating a series of earthquakes that one expert says were very likely caused by hydraulic fracturing, a fuel extraction process also known as fracking. Earthquakes Canada reported a 4.5 magnitude quake just before 5:30 p.m. Thursday that was felt in Fort St. John, Taylor, Chetwynd and Dawson Creek in...

UK fracking policy faces court challenges | Environment | The Guardian

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Ministers face a pair of legal challenges to their planning rules on fracking this week, from a national environmental group and the son of fashion designer Vivienne Westwood. The government used its revamped planning rulebook to tell local authorities in July that they should recognise the benefits of shale gas and facilitate its extraction. Business...

“Fracking responsable” y otros disparates del gobierno colombiano

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La votación en contra del fracking en Fusagasugá (municipio de Cundinamarca) fue contundente: el 99,18% de las personas rechazó con vehemencia la explotación de hidrocarburos en las inmediaciones del páramo de Sumapaz. A la pregunta ¿Está usted de acuerdo que en el municipio de Fusagasugá se realicen actividades de exploración, perforación y producción de hidrocarburos,...

The Effects of Fracking on Water Quality & the Environment | Water Filter Answers

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The Effects of Fracking on Water Quality & the Environment Worried about fracking in your community? We discover what dangers might be lurking under the ground… Water is as natural to earth as it is to the human body. It is one of the simplest yet most important molecular compounds found naturally on the planet....

Fracking in 2018: Another Year of Pretending to Make Money | DeSmogBlog

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2018 was the year the oil and gas industry promised that its darling, the shale fracking revolution, would stop focusing on endless production and instead turn a profit for its investors. But as the year winds to a close, it’s clear that hasn’t happened. Instead, the fracking industry has helped set new records for U.S. oil production...

Does Fracking Put Infants at Risk?

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The emergence and development of hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as “fracking,” has had a substantial impact on global energy production. In the United States, this process, by which water and other chemicals are forced into buried shale rock to extract natural gas and oil, has boosted energy self-sufficiency, led to decreases in energy prices, and...

Nativity style protest outside London fracking hearing – Blackpool Gazette

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Dame Vivienne Westwood played the part of a Christmas angel which her son Joe Corre was Joseph in an anti-fracking protest outside the High Court in London. Inside, campaigners Friends of the Earth and Talk Fracking were challenging the Government’s new planning guidance surrounding shale gas drilling onshore. They say the document, used to help...

Fracking Increases Risk of Asthma, Birth Defects and Cancer

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The most authoritative study of its kind reveals how fracking is contaminating the air and water – and imperiling the health of millions of Americans “Our examination…uncovered no evidence that fracking can be practiced in a manner that does not threaten human health,” states a blistering 266-page report released today by Concerned Health Professionals of...

Pro-Fracking Dem John Hickenlooper Hires Firm That Rebranded BP

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Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper / Getty Images BY: Brent Scher Follow @brentscher December 17, 2018 5:00 am The firm hired to poll-test the feasibility of a presidential run for Colorado governor John Hickenlooper, an environmental outcast on the left due to his pro-fracking stance, is the same firm that successfully rebranded oil giant BP as...

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