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February 6, 2014 Report: Fracking raising water supply worries

Source: USA Today

The USA's domestic energy boom is increasing demands on water supplies already under pressure from drought and growing populations, a new report says. The water-intensive process used to extract oil and gas from shale underground...

February 5, 2014 Shareholders Target Companies' Failure to Measure and Reduce Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing

Source: Green Century Capital Management

Shareholders filed resolutions at five major oil and gas companies, including ExxonMobil*, Chevron*, and EOG Resources*, over failure to disclose measurable reductions in environmental and social impacts of hydraulic fracturing...[more]

January 31, 2014 Is Fracking About to Arrive on Your Doorstep?

Source: Huff Post

For the past several years, I’ve been writing about what happens when big oil and gas corporations drill where people live. “Fracking” -- high-volume hydraulic fracturing, which extracts oil and methane from deep shale -- has...

January 30, 2014 New York Decision on Fracking Regulations Delayed

Source: Bloomberg

New York’s environmental commissioner said he won’t issue regulations to allow fracking for natural gas until at least April 2015, signaling that Governor Andrew Cuomo probably won’t decide on the issue until after he faces...

January 29, 2014 Fracking Guidelines May Ease Shale Exploration Across EU (2)

Businessweek - âThis is obviously a very disappointing and alarming proposal,â said Antoine Simon, shale-gas campaigner for îFriends of the Earth Europeî. âEuropean politicians are turning a blind...

January 29, 2014 How Fracking Gas Rewrote The State of the Union

Source: Forbes

President Obama paid much less attention to energy and climate in last night’s fifth State of the Union address than he did in the previous four, highlighting only two specific initiatives: natural-gas fueling stations and...

January 27, 2014 Make fracking firms pay for emissions, says Cambridge academic

Blue & Green Tomorrow - Hope, who is a reader in policy modelling at Cambridge and contributed to the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeîâs (IPCC) third and fourth assessment reports, argued that...

January 27, 2014 Fracking could be allowed under homes without owners’ permission

Source: Telegraph (UK)

Fracking will be allowed to take place under homes without the owners’ permission, under plans being considered by the Government. Ministers have admitted that they are looking at overhauling trespass laws to make it easier for...

January 24, 2014 Australia Divided on Fracking

Source: NY Times

Debate over hydraulic fracturing is growing in Australia, where environmentalists are concerned about new efforts to tap the country’s substantial reserves of oil and natural gas.

January 22, 2014 Texans angrily protest fracking after 30 earthquakes hit town

Source: RT

Dozens of residents from a rural Texas community traveled to the state capital on Tuesday to demand that regulators act immediately to ban hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, amidst allegations that it is to blame for a spate of...

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