Is the Fed rescuing fossil fuel and fracking firms that were already in a tailspin? | Red, Green, and Blue

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Through its recently announced debt buyout programs, the Fed may aid energy companies whose financial woes predate the pandemic by at least half a decade. “If you listen to the oil industry, you might think that its crisis began in March, and that’s what they want everyone to believe,” said Clark Williams-Derry, an analyst at the...

El histórico derrumbe de los precios del petróleo demuestra una vez más la inviabilidad del fracking

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Las medidas adoptadas ante la pandemia, como la reducción en el número de vuelos, el cierre de industrias y el confinamiento de las personas, han ocasionado una disminución en la demanda de hidrocarburos a nivel internacional que, junto con otros factores como la sobreproducción y la especulación asociada a los contratos de petróleo, ha repercutido en la caída en los precios del...

Sheltering Near Fracking

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By Emily Pontecorvo and Naveena Sadasivam On a spring weekend morning a few weeks ago, Judy Kelly stepped outside of her house in Broomfield, Colorado, to grab the newspaper when her nose perked up. It smelled like something was burning. Kelly, who’s 73, lives in an upscale, 55-and-up retirement community called Anthem Ranch, which sits...

Minister dismisses call to extend fracking moratorium

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Chemical tank at UKOG’s Horse Hill oil site in Surrey. Photo: Weald Action Group The government has no plans to extend the moratorium on fracking to other forms of well stimulation, correspondence has revealed. The moratorium was announced in November 2019 because of the risk of induced earth tremors. It applies only to hydraulic fracturing,...

The struggle against California’s expansion of fracking continues as oil prices plunge | Red, Green, and Blue

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Please follow and like us: Dozens of oil tankers with 20 million barrels of crude oil are at this time floating off the California Coast from Long Beach to San Francisco with nowhere to go. The oil aboard these tankers could satisfy 20 percent of world’s production, according to oilprice.com. There is apparently no place at...

Over 1,400 U.S. Localities and Businesses Vow to Meet Paris Climate Commitments – Green Living Guy

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On Monday, more than 1,000 companies and institutions, including more than a dozen Fortune 500 businesses, signed onto a statement—”We Are Still In“—saying they’re committed to meeting the Paris targets. The statement calls Trump’s decision “a grave mistake that endangers the American public and hurts America’s economic security and diplomatic reputation.” By Tuesday, the coalition’s...

Sandia Study says No Fracking Difference For Crude Oil

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“Based on the results of the study, which assessed [Reid] Vapor Pressure (RVP)* as it affects the thermal hazards from the combustion events studied, the DOE and the Department of Transportation find that no further regulations by the Secretary of Transportation or the Secretary of Energy, or further legislation, is necessary to improve the safe...

Method aims to ease trouble from fracking earthquakes

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A new approach to managing the risk of earthquakes from fracking could let regulators stop in time to prevent nuisance and reduce the risk of property damage and injury, say researchers. The approach centers on a calculation of the risk that surrounding communities will feel the shaking that a project triggers—long before earthquakes grow large...

Polémico proyecto de fracking en Argentina amenazado por la pandemia de coronavirus | Argentina | The Guardian

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En las próximas semanas, se esclarecerá si el mundo vuelve a los combustibles fósiles tras la pandemia o si da un paso adelante hacia una economía limpia, mientras el FMI (Fondo Monetario Internacional) y Argentina deciden si van a continuar ofreciendo su apoyo a los inmensos yacimientos de petróleo y gas de Vaca Muerta, en...

Vecinos y asambleístas organizan una protesta en defensa del agua y contra el fracking

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Rodolfo Suarez en la Asamblea Legislativa del 1 de mayo. Foto: Gobierno de Mendoza La velada apertura a la megaminería en el discurso de Rodolfo Suarez ante la Asamblea Legislativa movilizó a vecinos, asambleístas y organizaciones barriales de Mendoza, que planificaron para el próximo sábado 9 de mayo una protesta en las redes en defensa...

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