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Tag: Hydraulic Fracturing


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AP/Mike Groll

The Saboteurs

Wiebo Ludwig, a messianic Christian minister, took God’s law seriously. And to him that meant blowing up oil and gas drilling stations in northern Alberta to protect his children, his livestock, his water and the planet.

Posted on Dec 1, 2013 READ MORE

Photo by Jayson Shenk (CC-BY)

AP: EPA Buried Fracking Evidence at Drilling Company’s Behest

The Environmental Protection Agency may be making evidence of water contamination caused by hydraulic fracturing disappear to satisfy the drilling industry and lawmakers.

Posted on Jan 16, 2013 READ MORE

Yashna M (CC BY 2.0)

Vermont Outlaws Fracking

Vermont became the first state to ban the controversial gas-drilling technique that pumps huge volumes of toxic fluid deep into the ground and that has been shown to contaminate drinking water supplies.

Posted on May 18, 2012 READ MORE

Marcellus Protest (CC-BY-2.0)

Fracking Chemical Disclosure Hides Behind ‘Trade Secrets’

Requirements to disclose the chemical makeup of fluids used in fracking are often limited by a “trade secrets” provision under which companies can claim that a proprietary chemical doesn’t have to be disclosed to regulators or the public.

Posted on Apr 25, 2012 READ MORE

viviandnguyen (CC-BY)

Fracking-Induced Earthquakes? Not Quite

The number of significant earthquakes in the Midwest has increased almost fivefold in the last four years. Researchers with the United States Geological Survey set out to discover why.

Posted on Apr 18, 2012 READ MORE

arimoore (CC-BY)

Fracking Gets Its Own Occupy Movement

While most anti-fracking activists have been responding to harms already done, New York state’s resistance movement has been waging a battle to keep harm at bay.

Posted on Jan 25, 2012 READ MORE

Toban Black (CC-BY)

Oh, Canada’s Become a Home for Record Fracking

Early last year, deep in the forests of northern British Columbia, workers for Apache Corp. used 259 million gallons of water and 50,000 tons of sand to frack 16 gas wells in what the company proclaimed the biggest hydraulic fracturing operation ever.

Posted on Dec 28, 2011 READ MORE

Flickr / Gerry Dincher (CC-BY-SA)

Link Between Natural Gas Fields and Health Issues Remains Largely Undocumented

Last month, the investigative journalism nonprofit ProPublica published a report that highlights how dangerously little scientists and government officials know about the health consequences of living near a natural gas drilling site.

Posted on Oct 1, 2011 READ MORE

Flickr / ltmayers

6 of 7 Fracking Evaluators Are on Industry’s Payroll

Last spring, President Obama asked Energy Secretary Steven Chu to assemble an advisory board to review the practice of hydraulic fracturing, otherwise known as “fracking,” which is used to extract natural gas buried deep underground. (more)

Posted on Aug 15, 2011 READ MORE

NYU’s Studio 20 Releases ‘The Fracking Song’

A team of student journalists at New York University’s Studio 20 program created an extremely clever animated music video to give the American public the lowdown on “fracking,” a potentially dangerous method of drilling for oil and natural gas by using pressurized liquids to hydraulically fracture subterranean rock.

Posted on May 11, 2011 READ MORE

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