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Fracking

Texas pushes forward with bill that would ban fracking ban
The Texas state House of Representatives has passed a bill that would block cities in Texas from banning the controversial oil and gas exploration method known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

18.04.2015 00:54

Environmentalists abandon EU shale gas panel citing fracking-advocate infestation
An influential EU shale gas group is losing environmentalists, as it’s taken over by executives, who use it to lobby for fracking. Opponents allege a clear conflict of interest when a majority holds a patent in hydraulic fracturing.

15.04.2015 08:41

‘Zero credibility’: UK energy minister accepted £18k from leading climate change skeptic
Tory energy and climate change minister Matthew Hancock accepted £18,000 from a key supporter of Britain’s most prolific climate skeptic lobby, it has emerged.

10.04.2015 12:09

​Fracking link suspected in presence of cancer-causing gas – report
The presence of a radioactive, cancer-causing element has increased in parts of Pennsylvania where hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has been on the rise in recent years, according to a new study.

09.04.2015 18:53

Drought-stricken California’s fracking operations used 70 mn gallons of water last year
Energy companies in California used 70 million gallons of water for the hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, process to unearth oil and gas reserves, according to officials. The figure comes during the state’s increasingly urgent push to conserve water.

07.04.2015 15:19

French media leaks ‘buried’ govt report on alternative to fracking
French authorities have found themselves mired in controversy after Le Figaro leaked a government-commissioned report that looked into a safer alternative to fracking for shale gas, banned in France.

07.04.2015 11:25

​California water restrictions should cover oil companies, activists say
One day after California Gov. Jerry Brown issues the state’s first-ever mandatory water restrictions, environmental activists are calling on officials to limit the use of water by oil companies, Reuters reported.

03.04.2015 02:38

Awkward! Greenpeace gloss over survey showing majority support for fracking
Greenpeace attempted to hide the results of a survey that indicates more people support fracking than oppose it in a seemingly innocuous footnote within its press release.

02.04.2015 12:21

Lobby group for Lancashire fracking ‘mostly’ made up of firms outside the area
The North West Energy Task Force, a major lobby group created to make a business case for fracking in Lancashire, consists mainly of firms located outside the county, an investigation by Greenpeace has found.

28.03.2015 18:21

Fracking moratorium, strict liability standards bills pass in Maryland
Both chambers of the Maryland legislature passed bills that would rein in hydraulic fracturing in the state. The House of Delegates passed a three-year moratorium on fracking, while the Senate approved strict liability standards for oil and gas drillers.

25.03.2015 15:54

Ex-Environment Agency boss ‘hugely skeptical’ about UK shale oil
The former Environment Agency chief Lord Smith says he is “hugely skeptical” about the future of fracking in the UK. He claims it’s unclear whether the process could be used to extract shale oil in the south of England.

25.03.2015 15:07

'Don’t compare EU with US': Fracking costs exceed benefits for Europe, study says
The impact of fracking on the environment and health in Europe is disproportionate to the gains derived from this drilling method, a new study says, adding that its cost effectiveness is also under question.

21.03.2015 06:43