Fracking

Oil And Gas Drilling Puts Oklahoma's Survival At Risk By Causing Massive Earthquakes

Injecting saltwater back underground in Oklahoma, a disposal method used after fracking, has been linked to a surge in earthquakes since the oil and …

Earthquakes

Fracking Lobbyists Plan to Spend Big at Trump Hotel

Fracking firms have had much to celebrate over the last year, as the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress have moved swiftly to approve …

Liberal View

Opinion: Fracking decision empowers California communities to fight

David beat Goliath last year when Monterey County voters passed a ballot initiative that bans fracking and new oil and gas wells, and phases out …

Oil

Fracking is among the most harmful forms of energy production, study finds

Low Sustainability<p>Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a controversial process in which highly pressurized water, sand, and chemicals are injected …

Research

COMMENTARY: Fracking puts farming industry in jeopardy

In case you haven’t noticed yet, the Nova Scotia Department of Energy’s website has posted an Onshore Petroleum Atlas which lends credence to the …

Agriculture

Theresa May’s Voting Record Gives Her Long Term Environmental Plan No Credibility

If her record on the environment wasn’t bad enough, then it’s her views on animal welfare that’ll push you over the edge<p>No. 10 / Flickr (C) …

Environment

Packers Plus files appeal of court ruling that fracking technology patent is invalid

Calgary company says system has been used in more than 10,000 wells since 2001<p>Packers Plus Energy Services Inc. has filed an appeal of a Federal …

Patents

Leigh Day loses appeal in Lancashire fracking ruling

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has successfully dismissed two appeals against its client Cuadrilla over the fracking of two sites in …

Law (UK)

Lancashire shale tests reveal 'excellent' fracking conditions

Cuadrilla’s controversial bid to frack for shale gas in Lancashire has struck a rare gush of good luck after tests unearthed “excellent” conditions for fracking.<p>The fracking firm drilled a 1.6 mile deep vertical well at its protest-hit Preston New Road site, through two different types of shale, to …

Oil

Nova Scotia fracking ban to remain despite gas potential, premier says

Premier Stephen McNeil says Nova Scotia has no intention of lifting its ban on hydraulic fracturing despite a new Energy Department analysis that …

Oil

Are We Headed For Another Oil Shock?

One of my regular readers emailed today to note that the price of oil has been creeping up over the past six months:Admittedly, oil prices are …

Liberal View

The Guardian view on the future of fracking: keep it in the ground

The rewards are uncertain and time limited. Massive investment in a short-lived fuel may not make business sense<p>Just a few short years ago, fracking – the underground extraction of gas from rock – was to revolutionise Britain’s energy production as it has transformed it in the US. Under David …

Opinion (UK)

N.S. urged to revisit fracking ban as report pegs onshore natural gas at $20B or more

Energy group says opportunity outlined in Energy Department atlas too large to 'dismiss outright'<p>Nova Scotia's Liberal government is being urged to …

Oil

Bombshell NASA study confirms fracking boosts global warming

Natural gas is not part of the climate solution, it's part of the problem.<p>A new NASA study is one final nail in the coffin of the myth that natural …

Liberal View

U.S. rivers getting saltier, drinking water at risk: study

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. rivers and streams have become saltier and more alkaline over the last 50 years, posing risks to drinking water by damaging pipelines and other infrastructure, according to a study released on Monday.<p>As municipal workers dump salt on roads to combat ice and farmers put …

Water

Petrochemicals giant Ineos unveils legal challenge to Scottish fracking ban

A petrochemicals giant has announced it is taking SNP ministers to court in the hope of overturning their “unlawful” fracking ban in Scotland.<p>Ineos, the operators of the huge Grangemouth petrochemical plant, which is responsible for four per cent of Scotland’s GDP, said it has lodged a petition for …

Oil

Fracking firm gets green light to drill for oil at Balcombe … again

West Sussex council to let Cuadrilla test oil volumes at existing well which ignited mass anti-fracking protests in 2013<p>Fracking firm Cuadrilla has been given the go-ahead to explore for oil near a West Sussex village that was the site of the UK’s biggest anti-fracking protests.<p>Fracking, or …

Environment

Fracking firm Caudrilla to reignite West Sussex shale drilling

Fracking firm Cuadrilla has again been given a green light from West Sussex council to drill for shale reserves near the village of Balcombe, almost five years after bitter summer protests against the plans first erupted.<p>Cuadrilla will be allowed to drill wells in the Sussex countryside over the …

Oil

Rescission of BLM’s Hydraulic Fracturing Rule: What Happens Now?

In one of the Trump Administration’s final acts of 2017, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) formally announced on December 29, 2017, its …

Law

Letter: Water board needs to take a stand against fracking risks

I encourage the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board to make another courageous decision (the first was its Oct. 22 decision against the Delta …

Oil & Gas Industry

Michael Moore plans to start fracking near Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago winter White House resort

Earlier this week, the filmmaker said Trump has "dementia" and is "unfit to serve."<p>Liberal firebrand Michael Moore has threatened to start fracking …

Donald Trump

Day Ending in "Y" -- Michael Moore Pulls Dumb Stunt, Media Fall for It

Liberal film propagandist Michael Moore pulled one of his trademark stunts today, posting a photo of a truck he called a “fracker,” claiming that he …

Conservative View

'Like thunder in the ground': Texans fear link between quakes and fracking waste

Wastewater injection, a byproduct of fracking, is the likely culprit behind a surge of earthquakes in northern Texas – and residents want accountability<p>An earthquake, Cathy Wallace says, feels like “a rumble – it’s like thunder in the ground coming towards your house like a train and you can hear …

Environment

Federal repeal of fracking regulations affects relatively small amount of Pa. land | StateImpact Pennsylvania

You might have seen a headline last week about President Trump repealing fracking regulations.<p>Anything fracking-related is likely to turn heads in Pennsylvania. But the regulations in question had to do with fracking on federally owned land. Because of that, Trump’s action isn’t expected to …

Oil & Gas Industry

Another OPEC Promise: Fool Me Twice, Shame On Me

OPEC is back again, with an extension of its November 2016 accord that – subject to review – will extend its existing production quotas through 2018. The oil market responded by pushing oil prices up quickly and sharply to near $60 at year end.<p>This comes after OPEC promised to crush American …

Oil

Las Vegas Review-Journal: "Donald Trump repeals yet another Obama regulation"

<b>Donald Trump repeals yet another Obama regulation</b><br>Editorial<br>Las Vegas Review-Journal<br>January 1, 2018<p>The Trump administration rounded out the Year of …

Barack Obama

Denver fracking company resumes IPO effort

Denver’s Liberty Oilfield Services Inc., which offers hydraulic fracturing services to oil and gas companies working in Colorado and elsewhere, said …

Denver

Jodie Foster Slams Superhero Movies, Compares Studios’ “Bad Content” To Fracking

If you’re waiting for Jodie Foster to direct or appear in a superhero movie, don’t hold your breath. The Academy Award-winning actress did not mince …

Movies

Trump administration officially scraps Obama-era rules for fracking on federal land

The rules would have, among other things, required companies to disclose the chemicals used in their operations.<p>On Friday, the Department of the …

Liberal View

Jodie Foster compares superhero movies to fracking (and she’s not a fan of either)

Metaphor alert! Actress-director-producer Jodie Foster didn’t have to dig too deep to come up with a boogeyman with which to compare superhero movies, which she thinks are a destructive force. In a recent interview, the “Silence of the Lambs” star likened the over-the-top film genre to another …

Lifestyle