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Without hesitation, Kirkwood resident Marchie Diffendorf can recall the exact date of the phone call: Dec. 7, 2007.
It was a landman with a natural-gas company: Would he be interested in leasing the natural-gas rights to his 60-acre ...
Plenty of people leave New York state but in a job-hungry stretch of upstate, folks talk about staying put – and seceding to Pennsylvania.
Local officials stung by a recent decision to ban natural gas fracking
have raised the idea of ...
The Tasmanian Government will ban the controversial mining practice known as fracking
for another five years.
Fracking involves injecting liquid at high pressure into underground rocks to extract oil or gas, and the practice has sparked ...
AN alliance of community and environmental groups has called for the Scottish Government`s moratorium on fracking
to be extended to cover underground coal gasification.
Almost 30 organisations and individuals, including residents’ ...
The US Geological Survey has called for more transparency and cooperation among “interested stakeholders” in order to monitor and mitigate the effects of fracking
, a process widely blamed for the recent explosion of earthquakes in states like ...
Fascism is alive and well in Canada. What else would you expect from a government that sanctions the seal slaughter? Canada likes to think of itself as "good", but it is just as "good" as the US. Both nations place money above all else because ...
companies will be allowed to drill horizontally under national parks and other protected areas if the wells start just outside their boundaries, after the government rowed back on its earlier acceptance of new environmental ...
Thousands of antifracking activists took to Oakland's streets Saturday to call for Gov. Jerry Brown to change his stance and ban the controversial practice, which uses large amounts of a pressurized water mixture to crack subterranean rocks and ...
On his way out of office last November, former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley opened the door to allowing fracking
in that state, albeit under heavy regulation. That raised concerns that incoming pro-fracking Republican Governor Larry Hogan ...
At least 460,000 tons and 23,000 barrels of waste from Pennsylvania drilling operations have been taken in by a few New York landfills since 2010, a new analysis Thursday indicates.
The report from Environmental Advocates of New York ...
Regulations that would impose a variety of best practices and safeguards on drilling for shale gas were proposed in the final days of the O'Malley administration, and are out for public comment.The rules were drawn up by the O'Malley ...
California Gov. Jerry Brown has done more to fight climate change than perhaps any other elected official in the United States. So what accounts for the environmentalists heckling him during speeches and planning to confront him Saturday at an ...
The grinding, whining, constant hum of industrial activity - but not from a factory. The clamor was coming from the 109-foot oil well West Bay Exploration was drilling outside her back door.
In a residential ...
At the end of last year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo banned hydraulic fracturing in New York, citing the threat it poses to public health
. His state’s acting health
commissioner put it this way: “The potential risks are too great. In fact, they are not ...
A bill aimed at creating an advisory panel to monitor potential public health
effects of Marcellus Shale drilling has been reintroduced in the state Senate.Senate President Pro Tem Joe Scarnati (R- Jefferson) first proposed the measure in ...
Hydraulic fracturing, a technology used to crack open difficult oil and gas formations, appears to have set off a swarm of earthquakes near Fox Creek, Alberta, including a record-breaking tremor with a felt magnitude of 4.4 last ...
The Scottish government has announced a moratorium on all planning consents for unconventional oil and gas extraction, including fracking
Welcomed by campaigners as “a very big nail in the coffin for the unconventional gas and fracking
has barely been out of the news this week and every day brings further dissent to the controversial technique of breaking up shale rock from under our feet to release gas at high pressure with a cocktail of chemicals.
North Dakota's oil industry is pushing to change the state's radioactive waste disposal laws as part of a broad effort to conserve cash as oil prices tumble.
The waste, which becomes slightly radioactive as part of the hydraulic ...
The Scottish government has announced a block on planned fracking
operations, pending further inquiries.
Ministers will carry out new work on the environmental and health
implications of the controversial gas drilling ...
Planning decisions on the UK’s full scale fracking
have been deferred for eight weeks by Lancashire county council (LCC), which was due to decide this week on two proposals from shale gas explorer Cuadrilla.
But after council planning ...
Anti-fracking protests have escalated in the small Algerian town of In Salah since the start of January, and have now spread to neighboring towns in the region. The demonstrations have continued despite the government's announcement that plans to ...
Most people consider fracking
a climate change issue. They are able to make the connection between a potent greenhouse gas like methane and its impact on warming the planet. But methane emission leaks at well sites are only one of the many ...
A new report out today from Environment America Research & Policy Center shows that all types of fracking
companies, from small to large, are prone to violating rules intended to protect human health
and the environment.The report, ...
The government has been forced to change plans on where fracking
can occur across the UK after conceding to Labour’s calls to close 13 environmental loopholes in the industry’s regulation.
Energy secretary Ed Davey accepted amendments to ...