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24/7/2014
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 ...   
18/7/2014
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 fluids ...   
17/7/2014
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 ...   
16/7/2014
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 ...   
16/7/2014
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 ...   
15/7/2014
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 ...   
11/7/2014
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 ...   
10/7/2014
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 ...   
9/7/2014
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 ...   
8/7/2014
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 ...   
3/7/2014
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 ...   
1/7/2014
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 ...   
30/6/2014
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 ...   
30/6/2014
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 ...   
30/6/2014
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, ...   
30/6/2014
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 ...   
25/6/2014
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 ...   
25/6/2014
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 & ...   
20/6/2014
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 ...   
17/6/2014
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 ...   
14/6/2014
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 industry. Proposals to build a new ...   
14/6/2014
Activists are calling for a statewide “day of action” Monday in support of renewable energy and against fracking. The self-described “fracktivists” are asking people to take action to demand renewable sources of energy and say no to ...   
12/6/2014
China`s massive energy demands are expected to keep growing as its oil fields continue drying up, and some estimations have 79% of the country`s oil coming from abroad by 2030. After an exceptionally smoggy year, central authorities have declared ...   
10/6/2014
Analysts say energy disputes between the Ukraine and Russia could lead to a “fracking to the rescue” mentality in Europe, and based on a recent announcement from Germany, they could be right. For two years Germany has had a moratorium on ...   
10/6/2014
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) June 2nd regulation proposal hit all the expected chords. Following on the heels of a January regulation for new power plants, the Clean Power Plan focuses on all existing electric generation. By ...   

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