Youth activists ramp up fracking campaign

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Young activists of the UK Youth Climate Coalition (UKYCC) sent a letter to the UK Government calling for a meeting with the Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth, Claire Perry, to vocalise their concerns over plans for fracking. Unsurprisingly, they were met with diplomatic silence, with Claire declining a meeting or subsequent engagement,...

WA’s Government Promises Renewables From Fracking Cash

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Image: Lock The Gate Alliance Western Australia’s McGowan Government has announced it has lifted a moratorium on fracking, but assures everyone things will be A-OK and has dangled a renewable energy carrot. WA joins the Northern Territory, which also lifted a moratorium on fracking earlier this year. Like the NT, the WA government’s decision has...

WA government lifts statewide fracking ban | Environment | The Guardian

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Western Australian premier Mark McGowan has lifted a statewide moratorium on fracking amid intense opposition from large parts of the community. The controversial drilling practice, which fractures the ground to release trapped gas, will now be allowed on existing titles and subject to veto by Aboriginal groups and farmers. McGowan said fracking will be prohibited...

Territorians say ‘No’ to fracking

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The Northern Territory Labor government was swept into power in 2016 promising a moratorium on horizontal hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. However, with the lifting of the moratorium in April, the NT government is now moving to open up 51% of the Territory to the risky and highly controversial practice. Oil and gas fracking threatens underground...

Brexit, Fracking and Einstein – Resilience

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Every time that I watch this video it has me creased up with laughter but it does raise a theoretical issue in my mind – what are dilemmas and Catch 22s and why there are so many of them at this point in time? The video clip metaphorically points to the dilemmas that are at the heart...

Fracking Effects on Local Community Traffic

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What is fracking? Hydraulic fracturing, hydrofracking or “fracking”, as it’s commonly known, is a controversial oil and gas extraction technique that involves the smashing of rock with millions of gallons of water, sand and an undisclosed assortment of chemicals in order to bring gas to the surface. This technique was developed in the late 1940s...

Greanpeace and Fracking – A rant

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I’ve had a short conversation on the Greenpeace site about Fracking. Here is my latest comment which deserves a place of it’s own on this blog as its a full comprehensive rant and highlights my views about fracking and climate change. Its a reply so please visit the site and see the full conversation if...

Frackquake Madness! — 35 Fracking Earthquakes Rock Oklahoma in a Week

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(EnviroNews World News) — Oklahoma City, Oklahoma — Historically speaking, Oklahoma used to be a place where almost no palpable earthquakes happened at all — but hydraulic fracturing, a.k.a. “fracking” has changed all that now. Between the dates June 17 and June 24, 2015, Oklahoma was jolted by 35 earthquakes greater than magnitude 3.0 due...

Pick Your Poison: The Fracking Industry’s Wastewater Injection Well Problem | DeSmogBlog

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The first known oil well in Oklahoma happened by accident. It was 1859 and Lewis Ross was actually drilling for saltwater (brine), not oil. Brine was highly valued at the time for the salt that could be used to preserve meat. As Ross drilled deeper for brine, he hit oil. And people have been drilling for oil...

Fracking threatens Aboriginal land across northwest Australia | Asia Times

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The colors of northwestern Australia are profound. In the build-up to the wet season, the deep shades of bloodwood trees (Corymbia spp.) and red-tailed black cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus banksii) take on an extra vibrancy. This place is called Yulleroo by the Yawuru people, whose ancestral lands lie in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, Australia’s largest...

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