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Swiss energy giant offers $1bn to drill ‘hundreds’ of shale gas wells in UK
Swiss chemicals giant Ineos has announced it plans to invest $1bn in shale gas exploration in Britain, citing the UK government’s enthusiasm to use the new technology.

20.11.2014 16:21

Feds approve fracking in massive Washington National forest
A federally sanctioned decision announced this week will mean fracking can soon occur within portions of the largest national forest in the eastern half of the United States.

19.11.2014 18:28

No fracking, we’re German! Berlin reiterates moratorium on drilling
Germany says it is not going to loosen restrictions concerning its moratorium on fracking. A report in Der Spiegel had said the government was considering making it easier to extract shale gas and allow test drilling.

18.11.2014 13:20

Colorado fracking accident kills Halliburton employee, injures 2 others
Halliburton workers trying to thaw a frozen high-pressure water line at a Colorado fracking site found themselves in an extremely dangerous situation when it ruptured, killing one of them and injuring two others.

14.11.2014 22:50

‘Fracking firms to push ahead with drilling till money is involved’
As long as there is money to be made, fracking firms will continue with the supported of the UK government, which has been corrupted by fossil fuel money making the drilling for shale gas profitable, George Barda, environmental campaigner, told RT.

12.11.2014 07:04

No quick fix: Fracking shale gas won’t make UK energy self-sufficient, says study
Government researchers claim politicians have “overhyped” the energy potential of the shale gas industry, claiming it would not necessarily result in the UK’s energy self-sufficiency.

12.11.2014 09:38

Fracking firms should be free to cause earthquakes when drilling – academics
Leading academics say fracking companies should be allowed to cause greater earth tremors when drilling if the government wants the shale gas industry to succeed.

11.11.2014 09:17

Fracking banned in its birthplace: Texas town votes to outlaw hydraulic fracturing
Voters in Denton, Texas approved a ban on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, on Tuesday, making the city the first in Texas to outlaw the controversial gas-extraction process.

05.11.2014 15:07

‘US fracking extremely dangerous, poses cancer threat’
The way that oil and gas fracking is practiced in the US is dangerous to public health exposing people living around wells to respiratory infections, cancer and a reduction in brain activity, David O. Carpenter, environmental health expert, told RT.

31.10.2014 10:14

‘Fracking loophole’ allows drilling companies to use unregulated toxins – report
A number of US oil companies are taking advantage of the so-called “Halliburton Loophole” to circumvent federal legislature regulating diesel-based fluids in fracking, instead exploiting the environment with even more toxic chemicals, new report says.

23.10.2014 02:52

Carbon crusade: Green calls for MPs’ pension divestment of fossil fuels
A Green Party MP has called for Parliamentary pensions to be divested from the fossil fuels industry. Caroline Lucas says the Contributory Pension Fund, worth £487million, should join 800 corporations in withdrawing $50 billion in investments.

21.10.2014 13:51

‘Widely exaggerated’: Climate skeptic MP blasts UK emissions target
Former Environment Secretary Owen Paterson will claim in a speech on Wednesday that maintaining the current climate goals for 2050 will “fail to keep the lights on” in Britain.

15.10.2014 15:06