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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
Gov. Andrew Cuomo surprised supporters and critics alike in October, when he casually mentioned during a debate that the state's long-awaited report on the health
impacts of hydraulic fracturing is "due at the end of the year."
With just ...
The little guys aren’t taking this one lying down. In November, voters in Denton, Texas—fed up with oil and gas drilling companies unwilling to work with citizens to put some reasonable protections in place and with state and local regulators for ...
With a record number of fracking
issues on local ballots in California, Texas and Ohio, the outcome was decidedly mixed. Of the eight measures--three in California, four in Ohio and one in Texas--four passed and four failed.
The biggest ...
Dirk DeTurck had a years-old rash that wouldn't go away, his wife's hair came out in chunks, and anytime they lingered outside their house for more than an hour, splitting headaches set in.
They were certain the cause was simply ...
California can officially add one more disaster to its rapidly growing list of water woes: The EPA just found that at least nine fracking
sites throughout the state have been dumping billions of gallons of contaminated wastewater into its ...
A surprising hot spot of the potent global-warming gas methane hovers over part of the southwestern U.S., according to satellite data.That result hints that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other agencies considerably ...
On Monday morning, Capital New York published an eye-popping report that suggests a federal fracking
study commissioned by the Cuomo administration was edited, and later delayed, by the same administration when it became clear that study was ...
If you live right next to a drilling rig, or your kids go to school beside a fracking
site, or your county is suddenly littered with well pads -- are there health
risks? That’s a question that’s been asked from Pennsylvania to North Dakota, from ...
As she continues to play a game of "will-she/won`t she" regarding a potential 2016 presidential run, Hillary Clinton called out climate change deniers while delivering a keynote address at the National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas this ...
An occasionally raucous crowd of nearly 450 sent a message to Raleigh Monday: Ban Fracking
in North Carolina.
In rapid sequence, with no breaks, for four solid hours, 84 speakers appeared before the members of the NC Mining and Energy ...
University of Colorado researcher Will Yeck checks seismometers where he is monitoring activity around Greeley in the wake of a May 31 earthquake there. Some in the area believe the earthquake, at 3.2 magnitude, may have been caused by wastewater ...
Among the dozens of rivers that flow unfettered through the Canadian North, the Natla and the Keele may be the most picturesque and culturally important. They are especially significant to the Dene people of the Sahtu region, which straddles the ...
How is mining related to fracking
Well, the process of hydraulic fracturing forces fluid into the rock at extremely high pressure. This pries open natural pre-existing cracks (fractures) in the bedrock, and also causes new cracks ...
In early 2011, after years of study, the Occupational Safety
Administration moved to reduce the permissible levels of silica dust wafted into the air by industrial processes like fracking
, mining or cement manufacturing. The move came ...
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 ...