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Fracking

Frackdown: Government concedes to national park fracking ban
In a victory for the Labour Party and other opponents of fracking, the Conservative-led coalition has announced that fracking will be banned in all national parks. Further restrictive measures were also placed upon shale gas companies.

27.01.2015 09:27

North Dakota pipeline leaks crude oil, 3mn gallons of fracking byproduct
Nearly 3 million gallons of saltwater and an as yet unknown amount of crude oil have leaked from a northwest North Dakota pipeline into a creek that feeds into the Missouri River. Officials have called the leak the largest of its kind in state history.

23.01.2015 15:09

Iraq hopeful oil has hit 'bottom'
Oil prices should not fall below the current average of $47 a barrel, Iraq’s oil minster Adel Abdul Mahdi has stated.

21.01.2015 12:06

​UK fracking application ‘should be refused’ due to noise pollution – report
Fracking plans in Lancashire should be rejected due to the “unacceptable” levels of noise and pollution it will create, a report recommends.

21.01.2015 12:22

​‘Strong correlation’ between quakes and fracking in Kansas – official
​Geologists in the state of Kansas now say that a recent string of mysterious earthquakes may have been caused by pumping chemicals into the ground as part of the controversial gas and oil extraction process known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

19.01.2015 19:25

‘Global War I: Geopolitical battle where oil is key’
The oil price crash is the first battle of Global War I between the geopolitical interests of the West versus Russia and its allies, says international consultant Adrian Salbuchi. In the future we might see the same happening over water or food, he adds.

15.01.2015 04:50

Lawsuit seeks to uncover truth about offshore fracking in Gulf of Mexico
​Environmentalists filed a federal lawsuit in Washington, DC this week in an attempt to force the United States government into disclosing details about any hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, being done in the Gulf of Mexico.

09.01.2015 20:39

Fracking caused earthquake boom in Ohio town – study
In March 2014, hydraulic fracturing – or fracking – caused 77 earthquakes in a small Ohio town that had no previous experience with seismic activity, according to a new study. One quake was large enough to be felt in neighboring areas.

06.01.2015 16:48

From daredevils to Good Samaritans: 9 people who made 2014 count
By accident of birth or design, some people were born to break the mold and march to the beat of their own drum. Below are the stories of nine people who made waves, both big and small, in their own special way in 2014.

31.12.2014 19:47

​‘Genie let out of the bottle: not much Saudis can do to prevent possible unrest caused by budget deficit’
The population of Saudi Arabia is predominantly male, young and unemployed, and it would be difficult for Riyadh to keep the growing discontent under control after announcing a budget deficit, Margaret Bogenrief from ACM partners told RT.

29.12.2014 07:31

New York state bans fracking for natural gas
New York has become the first state to enact a ban against fracking despite sitting on rich natural gas deposits, a decision that goes against the energy orthodoxy of the rest of the United States.

17.12.2014 22:11

‘Green crap’: MPs grill Cameron over short-sighted UK climate polices
Britain’s Liaison Committee probed Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday on the government’s strategy for tackling climate change and developing new forms of energy such as solar power, wind power, nuclear power and fracking.

16.12.2014 14:53