China to Use Nuclear Detonator in Fracking Project That Could Trigger Earthquakes

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China’s appetite for energy to fuel its massive manufacturing-based economy spans the globe, making it the world’s number one importer of natural gas. Yet China’s dreams of energy self-sufficiency have driven it not only to make a steady transition toward renewable energy such as hydroelectric, solar, and wind power, but also toward another controversial source...

Fracking tremor limit could be raised safely, say scientists – DRILL OR DROP?

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Opponents of fracking at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site, 24 October 2018. Photo: Eddie Thornton Two scientists have said the rules on fracking-induced earth tremors could be relaxed with little risk to people. Under the current traffic light system, fracking must stop for 18 hours if the operation induces seismic activity of 0.5ML (local magnitude)...

Gobierno de AMLO presupuestó 3 mil mdp para fracking, pese a promesa

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Contaminación a perpetuidad Los problemas ambientales asociados a la explotación de hidrocarburos mediante la fractura hidráulica son diversos, detalló Roberto Ochandio, representante de la Alianza Latinoamericana Frente al Fracking. Esta técnica, explicó, fue desarrollada ante el agotamiento a nivel mundial de los yacimientos de “petróleo convencional”, es decir, de aquellos en los que el hidrocarburo...

Man arrested in Exeter after anti-fracking slogan scrawled on Barclays Bank – Devon Live

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See our privacy notice Thank you for subscribingSee our privacy notice A man has been arrested and charged after the anti-fracking slogan ‘Frack Off’ appeared on the side of an Exeter branch of Barclays. Police were called to the bank off Bedford Square at around 6pm yesterday following reports of a man spraying graffiti. Officers...

Future of UK fracking in doubt as councils ban shale and price of gas falls – inews.co.uk

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In brief Greater Manchester will oppose any bid to start fracking in a move that will be seen as a major setback for the controversial industry in Britain while the Government is still going all out for shale. Leaders of the 10 local authorities within the region of 2.7 million people will write a “presumption”...

Safe to raise limits for seismic tremors at UK fracking sites, experts say

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The UK could raise the limit at which seismic tremors force fracking activities to stop without compromising safety, experts have said. Fracking at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site in Lancashire was halted a number of times last year when seismic activity exceeded limits set out in a traffic light regulation scheme. Under the system work at fracking sites must...

Guest post: UK youth climate campaigners target Westminster over fracking concerns – DRILL OR DROP?

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March to Parliament Square in central London in protest against government inaction on climate change, 17 November 2018. Photo: Eddie Thornton Katja Garson, of the UK Youth Climate Coalition, reports in this guest post on a growing letter-writing campaign that urges the energy minister to ban fracking. Something always has to give. And amidst ongoing...

Pollution at fracking protest site rises despite lack of fracking | Environment | The Guardian

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A shale gas company’s lorries, police vehicles and protesters’ wood fires have combined to drive up air pollution levels near a gas well in the north of England, despite fracking failing to get started at the site. Operations at the Kirby Misperton well in North Yorkshire have been delayed after the operator Third Energy ran...

Greater Manchester major shale gas region announces presumption against fracking – DRILL OR DROP?

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Greater Manchester major shale gas region announces presumption against fracking Anti-fracking march through Manchester, 12 Novembr 2016. Photo: DrillorDrop Greater Manchester announced a policy this morning which would have the effect of blocking fracking across one of the UK’s major shale gas regions. Andy Burnham at an anti-fracking rally in Manchester in November 2016. Photo:...

No Chance: Florida Congressman Wants to Revive Obama-Era Fracking Rule

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Rep. Darren Soto (D-Fla.) introduced legislation (H.R. 436) this week seeking to reestablish an Obama-era rule for fracking on federal lands, a bill that stands virtually no chance of passing. The rule was repealed by the U.S. Department of Interior in December 2017 “to prevent the unnecessarily burdensome and unjustified administrative requirements and compliance costs...

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