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Overwhelming opposition to the government's plans to expanding fracking
across Britain was expressed by interest groups during an official consultation, whose results were released a day after ministers signalled a go-ahead for shale gas drilling ...
National Parks in England will be protected from fracking
unless there are "exceptional circumstances", ministers announced today.The policy was unveiled as the latest bidding process for shale companies seeking licences to explore for ...
Ministers will give the go-ahead on Monday for a big expansion of fracking
across Britain that will allow drilling in national parks and other protected areas in "exceptional circumstances".
The government will invite firms to bid for ...
I have spent a year collecting newspaper and Internet articles about fracking
and its negative consequences. I made sure that the articles reported legitimate studies (not funded by the oil and gas industry) or statements from recognized experts ...
The shuffling of lobby dollars that keeps fossil fuel-friendly policies on the books for the benefit of huge corporations and their legislative pals isn`t specific to the U.S.
A new report from Friends of the Earth Europe aims to expose ...
California officials have ordered an emergency shut-down of 11 oil and gas waste injection sites and a review of more than 100 others in the state`s drought-wracked Central Valley out of fear that companies may have been pumping fracking
Deputy premier Rich Coleman challenged Thursday the conclusions of a scientific panel into the environmental effect of shale gas development using fracking
The group of Canadian and U.S. scientists, appointed in 2011 by former federal ...
Efforts by leading Colorado Democrats to head off a costly and divisive election-year fight over oil and gas drilling appeared to crumble on Wednesday as Gov. John W. Hickenlooper announced that he did not have enough support to pass a compromise ...
Two dozen protestors were arrested Monday morning in Washington D.C. in a demonstration against proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminals in the U.S., according to environmental groups reporting from the scene. Maryland’s ...
A state judge on Monday blocked attempts to force Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration to decide whether to authorize large-scale hydraulic fracturing.
Acting Supreme Court Justice Roger McDonough of Albany County tossed a pair of lawsuits ...
When the New York State Court of Appeals ruled last week that municipalities have the right to use their zoning codes to ban fracking
, my reaction was one of intense relief and celebration. But I immediately became concerned that the pro-fracking ...
Less than two weeks ago, local communities triumphed over the fracking
industry in a precedent-setting case decided by the New York Court of Appeals. The court ruled that the towns of Dryden and Middlefield can use local zoning laws to ban heavy ...
More than a year after a much-lauded compromise paved the way for high-volume oil and gas extraction in Illinois, the agency in charge of overseeing the practice has hired just four of 53 new employees it says it needs as it continues working to ...
German Ministers laid out plans to ban hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for shale gas on Friday, although anti-fracking campaigners believe plans for the new law should go much further.
In a press briefing, the Economy Minister Sigmar ...
A major study into the potential for fracking
operations to contaminate ground water with methane has revealed key aquifers coincide with the location of potential shale gas and oil reserves.
The British Geological Survey (BGS) and The ...
An explosive fire at an Ohio fracking
well was likely the cause of a chemical leak into a stream that contributed to the death of fish as far as five miles away from the the fire`s site, Ohio officials said Monday.
Over the weekend, a ...
New York’s top court handed a victory to opponents of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas Monday by affirming the right of municipalities to ban the practice within their borders.
The state Court of Appeals upheld a midlevel appeals ...
The state's highest court is weighing in on the controversial process of natural gas drilling known as hydro-fracking, saying that local municipalities can decide to ban it.
But Governor Andrew Cuomo has yet to even make a decision about ...
In a precedent-setting case decided today by the New York Court of Appeals, local communities have triumphed over the fracking
industry. The court ruled that the towns of Dryden and Middlefield can use local zoning laws to ban heavy industry, ...
Huge news this morning for shale-gas drilling skeptics: the highest court in New York state ruled that towns have the authority to ban oil and gas companies from operating within city limits.
Deborah Goldberg, the lawyer who argued on ...
Loveland voters voted against a measure that would have imposed a two-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking
, within the town’s borders about an hour north of Denver.
The tally was 9,942 in favor, and 10,844 against the ...
The oil and gas extraction method known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking
, could potentially contribute more pollutants to groundwater than past research has suggested, according to a new study in ACS' journal Environmental Science & ...
In the heavily fracked Keystone State, the economic interests of frackers trump the health
concerns of residents.
That much is abundantly clear in the wake of an extraordinary story by StateImpact Pennsylvania, which interviewed two ...
New York`s general assembly passed a moratorium on fracking
Monday with a sensible question in mind--why rush?
"We have heard from thousands of residents across the state about many issues associated with hydrofracking, and prudent ...
North Carolina could soon be deluged with cheap and abundant natural gas from the Marcellus Shale through a major pipeline expansion that could dampen urgency to incubate a home-grown fracking
Proposals to build a new ...