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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 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 ...
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.
A moratorium on fracking
is needed to prevent the U.K. from missing its carbon targets and ...
A committee of British lawmakers demanded a national moratorium on fracking
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 ...
New York state’s fracking
fight has moved offshore. And now the key players include not just New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) but also New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R).
New York’s famously dedicated anti-fracking activists, who last year ...
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, ...
What should U.S. climate activists be focusing on this coming year? We asked more than a dozen smart folks to give us up to three answers to that question (and some gave us even more).
One big common theme: The need to broaden and ...
Robert Sanderson, a strapping dairy farmer, is standing in his muddy yard. He is in tears. Sanderson’s family and his Lancashire farm have, thanks to geological chance, ended up on the frontline of fracking
in the UK.
“I’ve never wanted ...
In July, Chevron abandoned its plans to drill for gas in Zurawlow, Poland, after farmers and families from Zurawlow (and four nearby villages) blockaded a proposed shale drilling site with tractors and other pastoral machinery for 400 days. Now, ...
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 ...
Emboldened by mounting scientific evidence and shifting poll data, Gov. Andrew Cuomo veered sharply away from America’s conventional wisdom about the wonders of high-volume hydraulic fracturing of shale formations when he banned the practice in ...
Barely two weeks after President Vladimir V. Putin annexed Crimea on one side of the Black Sea, he won a different prize on the other side. In Bulgaria’s Parliament, lawmakers gave initial passage to a bill clearing the way for a mammoth gas ...
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead
New Yorkers were treated to a front-row seat of Mead’s words in actions last week when, ...
State Senate Republican leader Tom Kean Jr. and state Sen. Richard Codey today announced they have introduced a resolution opposing the planned Pilgrim Pipeline, which would carry volatile oil through seven New Jersey counties over 178 miles from ...
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 ...
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 ...
Handing environmentalists a breakthrough victory, New York plans to prohibit fracking
for natural gas because of what regulators say are its unexplored health risks and dubious economic benefits.
New York, which overlies part of the ...
Hillary Rodham Clinton’s environmental problem was on full display in back-to-back events here Monday evening.
First, Clinton appeared at a private fundraiser for Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), an embattled incumbent who favors construction ...
Multinational oil and gas companies are engaged in a quiet but broad attempt to prepare the groundwork for a significant global expansion of shale gas development, according to a study released Monday.
Thus far, the hydraulic fracturing ...
Vlasa Mircia, the mayor of this destitute village in eastern Romania, thought he had struck it rich when the American energy giant Chevron showed up here last year and leased a plot of land he owned for exploratory shale gas drilling.But ...
In late June, as black and gold balloons bobbed above black and gold tables with oil-rig centerpieces, the theme song from “Dallas” warmed up the crowd for the “One Million Barrels, One Million Thanks” celebration.Read Part 1The Downside ...