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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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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
for health reasons. The industry was shocked, campaigners cheered and governments like Britain, desperate to exploit their own reserves, ...
The UK government’s planned shale gas revolution has barely got out of the starting blocks with just 11 new exploratory wells for shale gas and oil due to be drilled this year even before the impact of plunging oil prices has fully begun to ...
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — As New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration finalizes a ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing, New Yorkers will watch their southern neighbor continue its experiment with shale gas.New York has been under a ...
About 20 percent of California's oil and natural-gas production uses hydraulic fracturing - with almost all of it happening in one corner of the San Joaquin Valley - according to the most authoritative survey yet released of fracking
in the ...
This northern Colorado city vaulted onto the front lines of the battle over oil and gas drilling two years ago, when residents voted to ban hydraulic fracturing from their grassy open spaces and a snow-fed reservoir where anglers catch smallmouth ...
A ban on fracking
by the New York state is a small setback for India's largest private firm, Reliance Industries, which has invested $7 billion in US shale gas.
On Thursday, the New York state banned fracking
for health reasons. It said ...
New York is set to become the second state in the nation to ban fracking
.Hundreds of studies have linked the controversial oil and gas extraction process – and the chemicals leaked from fracking
sites – to air and water contamination, as ...
boom has led to record-breaking natural gas production, but its neighbor, New York, announced Wednesday it was banning the practice. Industry and environmental groups say New York's decision could be good for ...
New York's decision to ban fracking
for health reasons could reverberate beyond the state, bolstering other efforts to limit the controversial method of drilling for oil and natural gas.
While two dozen U.S. municipalities and at least ...
Fantastic news came from the state of New York this week when the Cuomo administration announced its decision to ban fracking
in the state. This exciting decision is a tribute to everyone who has worked so hard in New York to protect the state ...
has been banned in New York State since 2008. Then-Governor David Paterson imposed a moratorium
on the controversial technique-- which fractures shale rock using high pressure, specially treated water to release gas trapped ...
After years of gauging the environmental, medical, economic and political risks of hydraulic fracturing, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is moving to ban this method of extracting natural gas from shale deposits in New York State.
[Update, 9:30 ...
In a victory for environmental, health and community activists, fracking
has been banned in New York state. That was the conclusion reached at a public, livestreamed meeting of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s cabinet in Albany today. Commissioner of the ...