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Fracking

Sinkhole closes runway at Dallas-Fort Worth airport
A 25-foot wide sinkhole has forced the closure of one runway at Dallas Fort-Worth (DFW) international airport, a major hub in the southern US. Six other runways remain in service, and there is no estimate as to when the sinkhole might be repaired.

26.05.2015 16:11

Texas gov Abbott sued feds at will before squashing local efforts to ban fracking
Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a new law that prohibits local ordinances banning fracking. Yet Abbott has bristled at similar top-down edicts from the federal government. As Texas attorney general, he sued the feds dozens of times in just such cases.

19.05.2015 19:37

Texas officially prohibits cities from banning fracking
A new Texas law signed by Republican Governor Greg Abbott prohibits cities and towns from imposing local ordinances to prevent fracking and other potentially environmentally harmful oil and natural gas activities.

19.05.2015 02:10

Denmark allows Total to resume fracking
French energy giant Total was granted a permission to continue shale gas exploration in Denmark following a week-long ban over using hazardous chemicals not approved by local authorities in its drilling process.

13.05.2015 19:11

​Fracking may cause higher risk of cancer – study
People living or working near areas of hydraulic fracturing may be exposed to certain aerial pollutants, including some that are associated with a higher risk of cancer and respiratory ailments new research has found.

13.05.2015 20:17

Rare 4.0 quake rocks north Texas amid fracking debate
A magnitude-4.0 earthquake rattled residents in northern Texas on Thursday evening. One of the most powerful quakes ever recorded in the region has fueled speculation that fracking is responsible for this seismic activity.

08.05.2015 12:54

Denmark suspends fracking over ‘hazardous’ chemicals
Denmark has suspended the first exploratory drilling for shale gas which lasted only one day after it discovered that French gas-giant Total, in charge of the project, had used “unauthorized” chemicals.

06.05.2015 16:32

Broken Britain: How mainstream parties are dismantling the welfare state
Election coverage is an odd but predictable beast. While the electorate seeks clarity on key issues that matter to it, many voters have been bombarded with empty speculation, fluctuating polls and arcane details about politicians’ lives.

06.05.2015 13:45

​Tainted by fracking? Drilling chemicals found in Pennsylvania drinking water
Drilling chemicals were found in the drinking water of three Pennsylvania households, according to a newly released study. The industry has criticized the research, saying it does not prove the contaminants came from a nearby gas well.

05.05.2015 15:35

Family affair: NY Senate majority leader, son arrested on federal corruption charges
The New York Senate majority leader and his son have been arrested by the FBI on corruption and conspiracy charges. State Sen. Dean G. Skelos is accused of using his position to benefit his son’s business dealings.

04.05.2015 17:07

Man-made earthquakes increasing in US, wastewater to blame – USGS
The US Geological Survey (USGS) has released a map of earthquakes believed to be the result of human activity. Experts say most of the quakes were caused by the oil and gas industry injecting wastewater underground. Fracking was also blamed in some cases.

23.04.2015 17:24

Fracking linked to rise in Texas quakes as new connection model proposed
Another slam-dunk for the anti-fracking lobby, as new evidence draws a more direct link between hydraulic fracturing and earthquakes in North Texas. The study is the first time researchers were able to move past ‘possible’ and into ‘most likely’ causes.

22.04.2015 08:11