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May 19, 2014 British fracking support falls below 50%, poll shows

Source: The Guardian

Public support for fracking for shale gas in the UK has fallen below 50% for the first time, new polling suggests. Just 49.7% of people now say they think the controversial process should be allowed in the UK, marking the third...

May 19, 2014 Read The Secret Trade Memo Calling For More Fracking and Offshore Drilling

Source: Huff Post

WASHINGTON -- The European Union is pressing the Obama administration to expand U.S. fracking, offshore oil drilling and natural gas exploration under the terms of a secret negotiation text obtained by The Huffington Post. The...

May 16, 2014 Fracking protesters demonstrate outside state Coastal Commission meeting in Inverness

Source: Marin News

Donning hazardous material suits and carrying signs, more than a dozen anti-fracking protesters turned up at the California Coastal Commission meeting in Inverness Thursday to ask the regulatory agency to outlaw the practice. The...

May 13, 2014 Groups seek more disclosure of risks associated with hydraulic fracturing

Star Telegram - The report was released by Boston Common Asset Management, Green Century Capital Management, îInvestor Environmental Health Networkî and As You Sow. Companies that disclose steps to reduce disruptions...

May 13, 2014 NJ Senate approves bill that would ban fracking waste

Source: NJ.com

Two years after Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a similar measure, state lawmakers are advancing a bill that would ban the dumping of fracking waste in New Jersey. The state Senate voted 33-4 today to pass bipartisan legislation that...

May 1, 2014 Colorado coalition reactivates to battle anti-fracking initiatives

Source: Denver Post

Business and political leaders across the state are reactivating a powerful electoral coalition to defeat a dozen proposed ballot initiatives they argue will harm the Colorado economy by hampering oil and gas activity in the...

April 28, 2014 Baker Hughes Plans to Disclose All Fracking Chemicals

Source: Bloomberg

used to unlock oil and natural gas from underground. The world’s third-largest oilfield services provider hasn’t disclosed all of the ingredients used in fracking fluids in the past, citing competitive reasons, Melanie Kania, a...

April 24, 2014 Fracking and Water Scarcity

World Press Review - As the U.N. îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî warns the world yet again that we really need to take serious steps to address climate change in the next few years, extreme methods of...

April 24, 2014 Jury awards Texas family nearly $3 million in fracking case

Source: LA Times

In a landmark legal victory that centered on fracking, a middle-class north Texas ranching family won nearly $3 million from a big natural gas company whose drilling, they contend, caused years of sickness, killed pets and...

April 23, 2014 Nuns take on Chevron over fracking concerns

Source: Houston Business Journal

An order of Catholic nuns and other shareholders are calling Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) and others to task for their potentially harmful use of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and an alleged lack of transparency.

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