Rhiannon Adam takes us inside the fracking debate

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For Fractured Stories, a British Journal of Photography commission supported by Ecotricity, Rhiannon Adam spent four months immersed in the fracking debate. In December 2018, a series of editorials published on BJP-online will tell the stories of the individuals she encountered. A number of images are corrupted with a constituent chemical of frack-fluid, alluding to...

Landowners get final call on fracking | Farm Weekly

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LANDOWNERS will get the final say on whether hydraulic fracture stimulation (fracking) will be allowed on their properties after the State government announced it will permit the practice on two per cent of WA land. In its announcement last week the government also said it would lift the fracking moratorium on existing onshore petroleum titles...

WA Labor opens the gate to fracking

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The Western Australian Labor government announced it is opening up 5.2 million hectares — an area roughly the size of 75% of Tasmania — to potential fracking operations on November 27. The decision follows advice from an inquiry carried out by the WA Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that said fracking in the Kimberley, Mid-West and Gascoyne regions would...

Anti-fracking proposal will get vote in January

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An anti-fracking ordinance local environmentalists have been pushing for 11 months will go to a public hearing and town meeting early in the new year. Petitioners troubled by “fracking” — the hydraulic fracturing process used in oil and gas extraction — had collected signatures to force a town meeting on a proposed law banning fracking...

Agency Nixes Fracking Leases on Pawnee Tribal Land

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Agency Nixes Fracking Leases on Pawnee Tribal Land The government admits it failed to follow its own rules when approving new oil and gas leases on Pawnee land, part of a broader pattern of agency misconduct. Walter Echo-Hawk, a member of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma, discovered in 2015 that government agencies had approved oil...

Fracking Argentina

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Vaca Muerta is a mega-project of shale fossil fuel exploitation through hydraulic fracturing – or fracking – in the Argentine Patagonia. The Argentine Government predicts that gas and oil export revenues from this reservoir will surpass those from agricultural production by 2027. Meanwhile, as chair of the G20, the country promotes gas as a “bridge fuel” to other,...

Schlumberger: Drop in fracking activity ‘larger than expected’ | Upstream

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Oilfield services firm Schlumberger has experienced a bigger-than-expected drop in North American hydraulic fracturing activity in the fourth quarter of 2018 amid a steep fall in oil prices. As demand for fracking services has weakened, so has pricing for those services. For Schlumberger, the slump has caused North American revenues from to fall 15%, executive...

Fracking is not only an environmental issue – Pipe Dream

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“What the frack is going on, with all this fracking going on?” was the theme song of my sophomore year in high school. It is from a highly recommended, educationally relevant music video by David Holmes. To give you a slightly more unimaginative gist of the song, “fracking,” or hydraulic fracturing, is a shale gas...

W .A Governments Not Listening to Medical Problems of Fracking

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Fracking opponents have valid signatures to force Ridgefield town meeting – NewsTimes

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With anti-fracking petitioners confirmed as having reached their goal, the selectmen scheduled a public hearing and town meeting in early January on a law to ban hydraulic fracturing in Ridgefield, as well as storage, transportation or use of fracking wastes and by-products. The public hearing is set for Saturday, Jan. 5, at 10 a.m. in...

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