Student: End fracking now

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I am a student at Brookfield Middle School and when I went to school my mom said I should ask one of my teachers if they knew where the school got its water from. But, being the so-called kid that I am, I didn’t ask my teachers; rather, I pondered why she wanted me to...

No al fracking: exdirigentes de la Unión Sindical Obrera de la Industria del Petróleo – Las2orillas

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Este es un espacio de expresión libre e independiente que refleja exclusivamente los puntos de vista de los autores y no compromete el pensamiento ni la opinión de Las2Orillas. El debate y las discusiones en Colombia sobre los pros y los contras del fracturamiento hidráulico masivo en roca generadora a través de pozos horizontales, más...

Cumbernauld and Kilsyth fracking row – Cumbernauld News

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The leader of North Lanarkshire Council has lashed out at the Scottish Government after it authorised a fracking license which impacts local communities. Ministers agreed to renew an onshore petroleum exploration and development licence, known as PEDL 162, covering parts of Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Moodiesburn, The licence, which was previously renewed by the Scottish Government...

Over 1,000 people contact Department of Economy to oppose Fermanagh fracking plans – Shannonside

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Image via Love Leitrim Twitter account Over one thousand people have written to the Department of the Economy in the North to oppose granting a licence for fracking in the Fermanagh lakelands. The process uses a combination of drilling, blasting, and pumping a chemical slurry to release natural gas from shale rock. It comes five...

Spending watchdog investigates costs of fracking

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Cuadrilla’s fracking site at Preston New Road, near Blackpool, 21 November 2018. Photo: Ros Wills The potential cost to the public of decommissioning fracking sites is to be investigated by the government’s spending watchdog.  The National Audit Office has announced it is working on a report on the potential costs and liabilities to government. The...

Ruling on Karoo fracking a victory for environment, says action group

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CAPE TOWN – Plans to roll out hydraulic fracturing or fracking, as it’s more commonly known, in the Karoo have been halted. The Supreme Court of Appeal ruled in favour of an application brought by AfriForum and the Treasure the Karoo Action group on Thursday. The court ruled that the ministers of Mineral Resources and...

Victory for Environment as Karoo Fracking Dealt Setback in South African Supreme Court Ruling – SAPeople – Your Worldwide South African Community

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In a major win for anti-fracking groups in South Africa, the Supreme Court of Appeals ruled this week that the minister for mineral resources did not have the authority to implement regulations promulgated in 2015 for petroleum exploration and production. Civil rights organisation AfriForum and the Treasure the Karoo Action Group (TKAG) had appealed against the...

Water monitoring at Cuadrilla’s fracking site missed key chemicals – regulator

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Coiled tubing tower at Preston New Road, 25 December 2018. Photo: Ros Wills The Environment Agency has ordered urgent action after monitoring at Cuadrilla’s Lancashire fracking site earlier this year missed results for key chemicals. The environmental permit for the site at Preston New Road requires Cuadrilla to monitor substances in groundwater and send the results...

CalTech Seismologist Shoots Down ‘Did Fracking Cause This Earthquake?’ Question

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Seismologists with the US Geological Survey and CalTech have been an invaluable resource for both the press and the public in the wake of two major earthquakes near Ridgecrest, California this weekend. They’ve given hours-long press conferences and answered detailed questions about the earthquakes that have already occurred and what Californians can expect in the...

Fracking in Ohio: Citizens stepped in to protect water when the state did not

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This story originally appeared on StateImpact Pennsylvania. — Ten years ago, the fracking industry was already booming in Pennsylvania, but people in Ohio were just starting to hear about it. Many were excited that it would help eastern Ohio’s struggling rural economy. But Leatra Harper worried that the tradeoff would be their health and the...

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