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28/7/2014
Overwhelming opposition to the government's plans to expanding fracking across Britain was expressed by interest groups during an official consultation, whose results were released a day after ministers signalled a go-ahead for shale gas drilling ...   
28/7/2014
Fracking licences can only be issued for beauty spots in "exceptional circumstances", according to new rules issued by the government. It said the regulations for the new bidding round for licences - the first in six years - are stricter ...   
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 ...   
26/7/2014
Ministers are this week expected to offer up vast swathes of Britain for fracking in an attempt to lure energy companies to explore shale oil and gas reserves. The Department for Energy and Climate Change is expected to launch the ...   
24/7/2014
The shuffling of lobby dollars that keeps fossil fuel-friendly policies on the books for the benefit of huge corporations and their legislative pals isn`t specific to the U.S. A new report from Friends of the Earth Europe aims to expose ...   
4/7/2014
Germany plans to adopt regulation that will rule out shale fracking for the foreseeable future. The government wants to ban hydraulic fracturing in shale rocks and coal beds at depths less than 3 kilometers (1.8 miles) and prohibit all ...   
27/6/2014
Fracking in national parks should be permitted because the visual impact can be limited when the process is "done properly", the outgoing chairman of the Environment Agency has declared. Chris Smith, who is due to step down from the post ...   
24/6/2014
Loveland voters rejected a proposed two-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, Tuesday, according to unofficial election results. In a press release, the City of Loveland said the measure to impose a two-year ...   
24/6/2014
A group of Kimberley traditional owners has agreed to allow oil and gas company Buru Energy to start fracking on its land. The decision is in stark contrast to the 1970s where a clash between the Noonkanbah community and a different oil ...   
20/6/2014
For years, Russian president Vladimir Putin has bitterly alleged a foreign conspiracy to undermine his rule. Western-funded private organizations, he has said, were fomenting protests and supporting his opponents. Now it turns out that Putin ...   
20/6/2014
“You have to wonder what they are smoking at Nato HQ”, retorted Greenpeace to charges by Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the secretary general of the treaty organisation, that Russia was “engaged actively” with environmental groups to stop fracking in ...   
16/6/2014
History is often made by strong personalities wielding bold new political, economic or religious doctrines. Yet any serious effort to understand how and why societies change requires examination not just of leaders and ideas, but also of ...   
15/6/2014
Visitors to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science can stand beside an enormous rotating drill bit, take a virtual ride down a fracking well and run their fingers along the smooth, dark surface of the Barnett Shale, the natural gas-rich rock that ...   
15/6/2014
Gov. Rick Scott’s six-figure stake in a French energy company is angering environmentalists because the firm is involved in oil drilling in Collier County near the Everglades.Scott and the Cabinet oversee the Department of Environmental ...   
12/6/2014
China`s massive energy demands are expected to keep growing as its oil fields continue drying up, and some estimations have 79% of the country`s oil coming from abroad by 2030. After an exceptionally smoggy year, central authorities have declared ...   
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 ...   
6/6/2014
The cries of protest have been fierce, warning that President Obama's plan to cut greenhouse gases from power plants will bring soaring electricity bills and even plunge the nation into blackouts. By the time the administration is finished, one ...   
3/6/2014
CONVENTIONAL wisdom, strongly promoted by the natural gas industry, is that natural gas drives down American emissions of carbon dioxide, by substituting for carbon-rich coal. The climate stabilization plan announced by the Obama administration ...   
2/6/2014
Barack Obama took personal charge of the campaign for historic new climate change regulations on Monday, defending a 30% cut in carbon pollution from power plants from a backlash by business lobbies, conservative groups and Democrats in oil and ...   
1/6/2014
Virginia is looking anew at regulations governing hydraulic fracking for natural gas, a drilling method that has spawned a gold rush for the energy resource in the U.S. and given rise to its own environmental movement. The review comes ...   
25/5/2014
California was supposed to be heading toward a new gold rush. Although, this time it was for black gold. The Monterey Shale underneath the state was estimated to hold about 13.7 billion barrels of recoverable oil making it the country's largest ...   
24/5/2014
While most western European governments are opposed to developing oil and gas from shale rock through hydraulic fracturing, the British government continues to plug away at the obstacles inhibiting the country’s fledgling shale ...   
14/5/2014
Enemies of fracking have a new argument: drought. Fracking a single oil well in California last year took 87 percent of the water consumed in a year by a family of four, according to the Western States Petroleum Association, an industry ...   
14/5/2014
The small town of Byron is one of the last rural outposts of the East Bay. While its neighbors in east Contra Costa County -- Brentwood, Oakley, and Antioch -- have grown rapidly over the years, Byron has more or less stayed the same. "By ...   
13/5/2014
An appeals court judge Tuesday gave a green light for President Cristina Kirchner to be investigated for abuse of authority in a major Chevron fracking deal.Local Buenos Aires lawmakers had sought the probe -- involving Chevron's fracking ...   

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