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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...