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In the third piece in the Guardian’s major series on climate change, Bill McKibben describes how relentless climate movements have shifted the advantage towards fossil fuel resistance for the first time in 25 years. But he argues triumph is not ...
The story of the rise and fall of Edward Doheny, the first oil baron of Southern California, would seem the archetype of a LA noir tale: A man rises from rags to riches and presents a veneer of respectability to the outside world, but behind ...
Without hesitation, Kirkwood resident Marchie Diffendorf can recall the exact date of the phone call: Dec. 7, 2007.
It was a landman with a natural-gas company: Would he be interested in leasing the natural-gas rights to his 60-acre ...
The Tasmanian Government will ban the controversial mining practice known as fracking
for another five years.
Fracking involves injecting liquid at high pressure into underground rocks to extract oil or gas, and the practice has sparked ...
AN alliance of community and environmental groups has called for the Scottish Government`s moratorium
to be extended to cover underground coal gasification.
Almost 30 organisations and individuals, including residents’ ...
Germany has proposed a draft law that would allow commercial shale gas fracking
at depths of over 3,000 metres, overturning a de facto moratorium
that has been in place since the start of the decade.A new six-person expert panel would ...
companies will be allowed to drill horizontally under national parks and other protected areas if the wells start just outside their boundaries, after the government rowed back on its earlier acceptance of new environmental ...
On his way out of office last November, former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley opened the door to allowing fracking
in that state, albeit under heavy regulation. That raised concerns that incoming pro-fracking Republican Governor Larry Hogan ...
Regulations that would impose a variety of best practices and safeguards on drilling for shale gas were proposed in the final days of the O'Malley administration, and are out for public comment.The rules were drawn up by the O'Malley ...
The grinding, whining, constant hum of industrial activity - but not from a factory. The clamor was coming from the 109-foot oil well West Bay Exploration was drilling outside her back door.
In a residential ...
SCOTTISH energy minister Fergus Ewing’s decision to place a moratorium
on the granting of new licences permitting shale oil and gas exploration is, from one perspective, an opportunity for all interested parties to voice their support or raise ...
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf on Thursday signed an executive order reinstating a moratorium
on new leases for oil and natural gas development in state parks and forests.
The move restores the ban lifted by his predecessor, Tom Corbett, ...
Gov. Tom Wolf plans to sign an executive order ending a short-lived effort by his predecessor to expand the extraction of natural gas from rock buried deep below Pennsylvania's state parks and forests, his office said ...
The Scottish government has announced a moratorium
on all planning consents for unconventional oil and gas extraction, including fracking
Welcomed by campaigners as “a very big nail in the coffin for the unconventional gas and fracking
has barely been out of the news this week and every day brings further dissent to the controversial technique of breaking up shale rock from under our feet to release gas at high pressure with a cocktail of chemicals.
The Scottish government has announced a block on planned fracking
operations, pending further inquiries.
Ministers will carry out new work on the environmental and health implications of the controversial gas drilling ...
The greatest oil boom in this nation's history has occurred during the tenure of self-proclaimed environmentalist Barack Obama.Under Obama, the steady drop in U.S. oil production which had occurred virtually unchecked since 1971 has been ...
January has been a shaky month for Irving, Texas. Twelve earthquakes rattled the city during a 48-hour period at the end of the first week of the new year.“It was very scary. I was at my job on the 4th floor in a cubicle surrounded by ...
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 ...
The government has been forced to change plans on where fracking
can occur across the UK after conceding to Labour’s calls to close 13 environmental loopholes in the industry’s regulation.
Energy secretary Ed Davey accepted amendments to ...
A group of MPs failed to block plans for shale gas fracking
in Britain, but the government agreed to tougher regulation and a ban on fracking
in national parks.
Some 200 protesters including the designer Vivienne Westwood rallied outside ...
is the process of extracting gas and oil from shale rock by drilling into the earth.
"We cannot allow Britain's national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty to be developed into oil and gas fields ... Parliament should ...
shale for oil and gas should be put on hold in the U.K. because of risks to public health and the environment, a panel of lawmakers said.
is needed to prevent the U.K. from missing its carbon targets and ...
A committee of British lawmakers demanded a national moratorium
due to environmental concerns on Monday, ahead of a crucial vote intended to boost the shale gas industry.
An inquiry by the cross-party Environmental Audit ...
My friends, we are unfractured.
And thereby hangs a tale.
It’s a tale in which we all are—each one of us is—a starring character and a co-author. We are the maker of this story that has been shaped by our unceasing, unrelenting ...