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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
But after council planning ...
Fracking 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 ...
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 ...
Ranchers arrested for trespassing on their own property. Preachers moonlighting as land agents. Billionaire activists hiring former Navy SEALs to conduct mock terror attacks. Given the farcical turns the fight over Keystone XL has taken, it’s ...
In remarks that spanned economic growth to income inequality, the Sept. 11 attacks at the start of the century to new partnerships abroad, President Barack Obama declared global warming the most profound danger to the future of the ...
Low oil prices are to be cheered: may they stay low for a long time and decrease even further. Here are five reasons why they are great for our health and that of the planet.
1. The end of fossil fuel subsidies
Our binge on ...
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 ...
Two hazardous chemicals never before known as oil and gas
industry pollutants -- ammonium and iodide -- are being released into Pennsylvania and West Virginia waterways from the booming energy operations of the Marcellus shale
, a new study ...
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 ...
There’s no doubt that US-based fracking – the process through which oil and gas
deposits are blasted from shale
deposits deep underground – has caused a revolution in worldwide energy supplies.
Yet now the alarm bells are ringing about ...
Last year, it often seemed like we were fighting attacks on the environment from all sides. But those of us pushing back against pollution and climate change enjoyed some significant victories in 2014, including the People’s Climate March in New ...
The methane that leaks from 40,000 gas
wells near the desert trading post of Cuba, New Mexico, may be colourless and odourless, but it’s not invisible. It can be seen from space.
Satellites that sweep over the north of the energy-rich ...
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 ...
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 ...
Pennsylvania's fracking 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 ...
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
deposits in New York State.
[Update, 9:30 ...
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 ...
Seen with the naked eye, a natural gas
facility's storage tanks and pipes appear fairly innocuous-boring, in fact. Switch to an infrared camera, and it looks like a five-alarm fire. Clouds of gas
billow upward, spewing methane gas
into the ...
Serge Fortier has been trying for years to raise awareness about leaking wells along the St. Lawrence River. Nothing has been quite as effective as setting them on fire."The reaction came very rapidly," says Fortier, an environmental ...
Bradford Gilde, a Houston lawyer, stumbled across some unexpected evidence as he was preparing to sue Aruba Petroleum on behalf of a North Texas couple who believed fumes from the company's natural gas
wells were making them sick.
As he weighs perhaps the most contentious decision of his administration, whether to allow drilling
for natural gas
upstate, Gov. Cuomo need look only a few miles south of New York’s border to see the fierce debate playing out in real ...
The British government said on Saturday that it would establish a sovereign wealth fund with the proceeds from extracting natural gas
.The announcement, which may be seen as premature because no shale gas
production is likely to ...
In light of an increasing number of studies showing that fracking produces toxic emissions that have serious human health impacts throughout the entire process, Pennsylvania Congressman Matt Cartwright, a first-term Democrat, has opened an ...