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July 17, 2015 Government makes ‘outrageous’ U-turn over fracking in precious wildlife sites (UK)

Source: The Guardian

The government has made a U-turn on its promise to exclude fracking from Britain’s most important nature sites, arguing that the shale gas industry would be held back if it was excluded from them.

July 16, 2015 Britain should avoid deep injection shale wells: task force

Source: Reuters

Britain should steer clear of using deep injection wells in shale oil and gas “fracking” and take extra steps to reduce the technique’s environmental and health effects, an industry-funded task force examining the sector said on...

July 15, 2015 Fracking in UK 'could be safe' under tighter regulation

Source: BBC News

Fracking could potentially be done safely in the UK under "rigorous regulation", but it is too early to say whether it would be "a good idea", the Task Force on Shale Gas has reported.

July 14, 2015 Justice Department warns food companies: Poison customers, risk prosecution

Source: The Augusta Chronicle

WASHINGTON — After a deadly listeria outbreak in ice cream, the Justice Department is warning food companies that they could face criminal and civil penalties if they poison their customers

July 10, 2015 Fracking poses multiple threats

Hattiesburg American - Industry points to the statement that fracking has not âled to widespread, systemic impacts on drinking îwaterî resources in the United States.â But closer examination of the report...

July 7, 2015 Refracking Is the New Fracking

Source: Bloomberg

If the word fracking has carved out a spot in the lexicon of Americans as the nation advances toward energy independence, then refracking, as roughnecks have begun calling it, could be next. And for an industry that has been...

July 6, 2015 Secrecy over fracking chemicals clouds environmental risks, advocates say

theguardian.com - A report by the Environmental Protection Agency (îEPAî) last month found that hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas can lead, and has led, to the contamination of drinking îwaterî. It was...

June 24, 2015 Judge blocks federal fracking rule

Source: The Hill

A federal judge in Wyoming has temporarily blocked implementation of the Obama administration’s regulations for hydraulic fracturing on federal land, hours before they were set to take effect.

June 12, 2015 U.S. fracking rules to face early legal test

Source: Reuters

Energy industry groups and states that oppose new U.S. rules for hydraulic fracturing on public lands are headed to court this month to try to block the regulations a day before they are to take effect.

June 2, 2015 Maryland bans fracking

Source: The Hill

Maryland’s ban on hydraulic fracturing became law after Gov. Larry Hogan (R) decided not to veto it. The bill bans fracking for two and a half years, and requires the state to write standards to regulate the practice for when the...

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