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18/8/2014
Fracking the Arctic | Photo, Yale Environment 360
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 ...   
4/8/2014
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 ...   
3/8/2014
In early 2011, after years of study, the Occupational Safety and Health 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 ...   
27/7/2014
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 ...   
27/7/2014
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 ...   
25/7/2014
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 ...   
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 ...   
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 ...   
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 ...   
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 ...   
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 ...   
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 ...   
9/6/2014
With the clock ticking down for his government’s decision on Northern Gateway, Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford said Monday there have been significant strides in pipeline and marine traffic safety in talks between Ottawa and First ...   
9/6/2014
Up to 10 per cent of B.C. natural gas wells are leaking and some have become “super-emitters” of methane, which is an environmental and health concern, says a new report. Wells can leak from their drill holes as gas can travel along gaps ...   
30/5/2014
The state Senate on Wednesday failed to muster the votes needed to set a moratorium on the oil drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, until a study determines that it does not pose a health risk for the ...   
30/5/2014
A California bill that would have banned fracking while the state studied its risks was narrowly defeated in the state Senate on Thursday, despite polling that showed a majority of California voters favored the legislation. SB 1132, ...   
26/5/2014
No longer dominated by the traditional “Big Green” groups that were taking big donations from corporate polluters, the new environmental movement is broader, more assertive and more creative. With extreme energy extraction and climate change ...   
25/5/2014
"The costs to people, homes and the environment remain unacceptably high, but we now also know that the projected economic benefits are only a small fraction of what the oil industry has been touting." In spite of the millions spent ...   
18/5/2014
For Lou Hancherick, who lives in the countryside amid picturesque hillside vistas and gas wells 30 miles north of Pittsburgh, the dangers of fracking came clear when the water didn’t.Eighty miles to the south, Pam Judy turned against ...   
15/5/2014
Catherine Reheis-Boyd, the President of the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) and the former Chair of the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative Blue Ribbon Task Force to create so-called “marine protected areas” in Southern ...   
14/5/2014
Ohio annually processes thousands of tons of radioactive waste from hydraulic-fracturing, sending it through treatment facilities, injecting it into its old and unused gas wells and dumping it in landfills. Historically, the handling and disposal ...   

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