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shale for oil and gas should be put on hold in the U.K. because of risks to public health
and the environment, a panel of lawmakers said.
A moratorium on fracking
is needed to prevent the U.K. from missing its carbon targets and ...
A committee of British lawmakers demanded a national moratorium on fracking
due to environmental concerns on Monday, ahead of a crucial vote intended to boost the shale gas industry.
An inquiry by the cross-party Environmental Audit ...
Three million gallons of brine, a salty, toxic byproduct of oil and natural gas production—also known as fracking
wastewater—spilled from a leaking pipe in western North Dakota. State officials say it’s the worst spill of its kind since the ...
Two communities in California are being exposed to at least 15 different kinds of pollutants from oil and gas development, according to a new report. And experts don`t yet know how the pollution is affecting residents` health
My friends, we are unfractured.
And thereby hangs a tale.
It’s a tale in which we all are—each one of us is—a starring character and a co-author. We are the maker of this story that has been shaped by our unceasing, unrelenting ...
New York state’s fracking
fight has moved offshore. And now the key players include not just New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) but also New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R).
New York’s famously dedicated anti-fracking activists, who last year ...
should not go ahead at two sites in Lancashire, a key report said.
The Lancashire County Council report follows an application by energy firm Cuadrilla to explore Little Plumpton and Roseacre Wood for shale gas.
A new report from environmental group Friends of the Earth argues that the fracking
industry’s claims about job creation are “overstated” and calls for investment to support renewables instead.The report, which is supported by PCS Union ...
Just before Christmas, New York became the first US state with major shale gas reserves to ban fracking
reasons. The industry was shocked, campaigners cheered and governments like Britain, desperate to exploit their own reserves, ...
Robert Sanderson, a strapping dairy farmer, is standing in his muddy yard. He is in tears. Sanderson’s family and his Lancashire farm have, thanks to geological chance, ended up on the frontline of fracking
in the UK.
“I’ve never wanted ...
Changes in drinking water quality in the 21st Century are coming from a myriad of circumstances, and not all are for the best. Top contenders for why water-drinking quality might become suspect to the average consumer include California's drought ...
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — As New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration finalizes a ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing, New Yorkers will watch their southern neighbor continue its experiment with shale gas.New York has been under a ...
No matter what desperate steps the Chinese government takes--banning coal burning plants within the city limits, shuttering more than 300 factories, wiping out old vehicles and boilers, forcing heavy trucking to go nocturnal--this ...
The Obama Administration today announced a new goal to cut methane emissions from the oil and gas sector by 40 to 45 percent from 2012 levels by 2025, and a set of actions to put the United States on a path to achieve this goal.
The U.S. ...
Two hazardous chemicals never before known as oil and gas industry pollutants -- ammonium and iodide -- are being released into Pennsylvania and West Virginia waterways from the booming energy operations of the Marcellus shale, a new study ...
companies will be legally bound to reveal the chemicals used to blast gas out of every well they drill and to better monitor for groundwater pollution, under concessions made by the government in parliament. But the Labour party, which ...
About 20 percent of California's oil and natural-gas production uses hydraulic fracturing - with almost all of it happening in one corner of the San Joaquin Valley - according to the most authoritative survey yet released of fracking
in the ...
We don’t know nearly enough about the fracking
that’s already going on in the U.S. - that’s the point of two lawsuits filed this past week by environmental advocates against the federal government.
In the first suit, an environmental ...
New York had been considering a "phased rollout" of large-scale hydraulic fracturing in the months prior to deciding to ban it, with the proposal received well by public-health experts the state had asked for advice.The revelation was ...
The Labour Party is seeking to ban fracking
for shale gas on land that collects Britain’s drinking water in proposed amendments to the government’s infrastructure bill. A campaign group has said such a move is “basic common ...
There’s no doubt that US-based fracking
– the process through which oil and gas deposits are blasted from shale deposits deep underground – has caused a revolution in worldwide energy supplies.
Yet now the alarm bells are ringing about ...
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell criticized local and state bans on hydraulic fracturing, saying they create confusion for the oil and natural gas industries.
Jewell, who oversees the federal government’s various public land agencies, ...
Emboldened by mounting scientific evidence and shifting poll data, Gov. Andrew Cuomo veered sharply away from America’s conventional wisdom about the wonders of high-volume hydraulic fracturing of shale formations when he banned the practice in ...
A ban on fracking
by the New York state is a small setback for India's largest private firm, Reliance Industries, which has invested $7 billion in US shale gas.
On Thursday, the New York state banned fracking
reasons. It said ...
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead
New Yorkers were treated to a front-row seat of Mead’s words in actions last week when, ...