Posts Tagged ‘fracking’

Donald Trump Signs Order to Protect Fracking Industry

President Donald Trump on Saturday announced the signing of an executive order to protect both the fracking and oil and gas industries following former Vice President Joe Biden’s pledge to “transition from the oil industry.” “Just signed an order to protect fracking and the oil and gas industry,” the president wrote on Twitter. “This means […]

Victory: East Pittsburgh Community Stops Fracking Well

Edgar Thomson Fracking Well Appeal Rejected by East Pittsburgh Board. Decision may spell the end of controversial plan to drill at US Steel Mill. The East Pittsburgh Zoning and Hearing Board announced this evening that it was rejecting a permit appeal from Merrion Oil & Gas, the company seeking to drill a fracking well at […]

Natural Gas Fracking Under Fire In Pennsylvania

Above photo: A  natural gas fracking site in Susquehanna County, PA, overlooks bucolic farmland. Dave Harp / 2009. State grand jury finds that state failed to protect health, environment. In a blistering report on Pennsylvania’s 12-year experience with hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, a special statewide grand jury said public health and the environment have suffered and the […]

Going Underground – BROKEN NEWS: Are you funding fracking and nuclear weapons manufacturing?

Going Underground – BROKEN NEWS: Are you funding fracking and nuclear weapons manufacturing? Going Underground with Afshin Rattansiyoutube.com Afshin Rattansi and Lembit Opik review this week’s news from increased powers to local authorities to the confirmation of Gina Haspel as Director of the CIA. LIKE Going Underground http://fb.me/GoingUndergroundRTFOLLOW Going Underground http://twitter.com/Underground_RTFOLLOW Afshin Rattansi http://twitter.com/AfshinRattansiFOLLOW on […]

Fracking & Health: An Oxymoron in the EXTREME!

21st Century Wire says… The fracking industry is still hell-bent on polluting the countryside and contaminating otherwise clean water supplies. The Guardian just reported that more than “6,000 shale gas wells would be needed to replace half the UK’s gas imports over a 15-year period” – and according to the group Friends of the Earth […]

Earthquakes in Oklahoma are manmade, strongly linked to fracking wastewater injection: Study

(Natural News) Man-made earthquakes in Oklahoma are strongly linked to fracking methods such as the injection depth of wastewater, according to a major study published in Science. The study aimed to provide targeted evidence in proving that there has been a substantial decrease in induced seismicity in the Oklahoma region, with possible applications […]

Fracking chemicals found to cause changes in breast tissue

(Natural News) The chemicals used in fracking and other unconventional oil and gas (UOG) extraction processes are reported to be linked t0 potentially cancerous growths in the mammary glands of female mice. The lab animals were deliberately exposed at a young age to chemical levels considered detrimental to the environment. Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst published their findings in the […]

The Biggest Energy Tech Breakthrough Since Fracking

The electric car revolution is driving a lithium-ion battery boom that could be worth $67 billion by 2022 – as long as a supply crunch doesn’t choke it to death.  Thankfully, International Battery Metals Ltd. (CSE:IBAT; OTC: RHHNF) is seeking to revolutionize the economics of Lithium extraction. Traditional solar evaporation technology takes up to 24 […]

From Asthma To Cancer, ‘Blistering’ New Report Details Human Cost Of Fracking

A team of researchers on Tuesday released a “blistering” report on the serious public health threats—from headaches to asthma to cancer—posed by hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a process of injecting a mix of water and chemicals into rocks to release oil and natural gas. “Fracking is the worst thing I’ve ever seen.” —Dr. Sandra Steingraber, report co-author The study (pdf)—described as […]

Going Underground – Modernist Bread, Fracking & War w/ Microsoft’s Chief Tech Officer Nathan Myhrvold FULL INTERVIEW

Going Underground – Modernist Bread, Fracking & War w/ Microsoft’s Chief Tech Officer Nathan Myhrvold FULL INTERVIEW Going Underground with Afshin Rattansiyoutube.com We speak to the former Chief Technology Officer at computing giant Microsoft – Nathan Myhrvold about his latest masterwork: Modernist Bread. LIKE Going Underground http://fb.me/GoingUndergroundRTFOLLOW Going Underground http://twitter.com/Underground_RTFOLLOW Afshin Rattansi http://twitter.com/AfshinRattansiFOLLOW on Instagram […]

Going Underground – Modernist Bread, Fracking & War w/ Microsoft’s Chief Tech Officer Nathan Myhrvold FULL INTERVIEW

Going Underground – Modernist Bread, Fracking & War w/ Microsoft’s Chief Tech Officer Nathan Myhrvold FULL INTERVIEW Going Underground with Afshin Rattansiyoutube.com We speak to the former Chief Technology Officer at computing giant Microsoft – Nathan Myhrvold about his latest masterwork: Modernist Bread. LIKE Going Underground http://fb.me/GoingUndergroundRTFOLLOW Going Underground http://twitter.com/Underground_RTFOLLOW Afshin Rattansi http://twitter.com/AfshinRattansiFOLLOW on Instagram […]

Pipeline/Fracking Opponents Post Demands On Walls Of FERC

Pipeline/Fracking Opponents Post Demands On Walls Of FERC Above Photo: From dcindymedia.org Note: The Eight Demands of FERC Activists, developed by over 200 community-supported organizations representing impacted communities in states across the nation, were: Time for a Pipeline Review Process Where People and Our Environment Really Matter To ensure that FERC identifies a full spectrum […]

Fracking Buffoonery: Greg Clark ‘Balls It’ in Kirby Misperton, Rumours of Boris as Replacement

Greg Clark, British Conservative MP for Tunbridge Wells and Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), has been sitting on the Barclays (trading as Third Energy) application to frack Kirby Misperton in North Yorkshire, England going on eight weeks now. Ian R Crane, a prolific anti-fracking activist and ex-oilfield executive says Greg […]

Study: Babies Born Near Fracking Sites Suffer Health Problems

New research has found that babies born to mothers living up to about 2 miles from a fracking site suffer from poorer health. The adverse health effects are likely due to the pollution produced by the hydraulic fracturing technology according to a major new  study. Mothers who lived within a kilometre (0.6 miles) of a […]

Police Clear Anti-Fracking Protest Camp From Train Tracks

Above Photo: Police and supporting agencies move in to clear anti-fracking protesters blocking the railroad tracks in downtown Olympia at about 5 a.m. Wednesday. Steve Bloom Google is blocking our site. Please use the social media sharing buttons (upper left) to share this on your social media and help us break through. Anti-fracking protesters faced off with […]

Anti-Fracking Protest Shuts Down Traffic At Energy Companies’ Offices

Above Photo: Protesters in a Pittsburgh suburb stopped traffic at Southpointe, an industrial park that’s home to Halliburton and 14 other energy companies seeking to capitalize on the Marcellus Shale—while polluting the surrounding communities. (Photo: @RisingTideNA/Twitter) Google is blocking our site. Please use the social media sharing buttons (upper left) to share this on your […]

Gov. Scientist: I Had To Suppress Evidence Linking Fracking To Earthquakes

An Oklahoma seismologist claims that the U.S. government pressured him to suppress evidence that linked fracking to earthquakes. In a deposition taken on Oct. 11, Austin Holland, Oklahoma’s former lead seismologist, alleges that he was punished for publishing a peer-reviewed journal article connecting hydraulic fracturing to an increase in earthquake activity. Normantranscript.com reports: Holland said his decision […]

Industrial Strength: How U.S. Gov Hid Fracking’s Risks To Drinking Water

Above Photo: 木内 達朗/ Flickr Google is blocking our site. Please use the social media sharing buttons (upper left) to share this on your social media and help us break through. Most mornings, when his 7-year-old son Ryan gets up for school at 6:55, Bryan Latkanich is still awake from the night before, looking online for […]

Ohio Overturns Ban On Cities Keeping Them From Voting Against Fracking

In a great victory for environmentalists and the people of Ohio, the Ohio Supreme Court struck down a provision that restricted citizen’s efforts to vote locally on banning fracking. The ruling is a turn around from earlier rulings that prevented residents from placing county charters and a city ordinance to ban fracking from appearing on […]

Going Underground – Ep. 537: Vivienne Westwood Silenced on Fracking & Gareth Porter on Trumps Nuclear War

Going Underground – Ep. 537: Vivienne Westwood Silenced on Fracking & Gareth Porter on Trumps Nuclear War Going Underground with Afshin Rattansiyoutube.com In this episode, we speak to award-winning journalist Dr Gareth Porter about the perils of potential British backing for a Trump nuclear war. We talk to fashion icon Vivienne Westwood and Joe Corr […]

The Manipulation of Our Water Supplies and Fracking

On visiting supermarkets you see them stacked, rows after rows, brand name upon brand name we’re spoilt for choices… but it can indeed be quite costly when added up after a while. It’s better to choose the glass option as opposed to plastic which leaches out toxic chemicals such as Bisphenol A which could affect […]

Fracking and the Manipulation of Our Water Supplies

Paul A. Philips, GuestWaking Times On visiting supermarkets you see them stacked, row after row, brand name upon brand name we’re spoilt for choices… but it can indeed be quite costly when added up after a while… It’s better to choose the glass option as opposed to plastic which leaches out toxic chemicals such as […]

Scotland Is Enforcing A Ban On Fracking. Does This Mark The Start Of The End Of Oil?

Next Story It’s official: The Scottish government has announced that they will be enforcing a ban on fracking. Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse explained that this ban is set to come into effect immediately, as he told MSPs: “Let me be clear that the action is sufficient to effectively ban the development of unconventional oil and gas extraction […]

Ian Crane: Fracking ‘Could Be a Red Herring’ for Nuclear Waste Disposal Racket

Earlier this week the UK Column News reported on the arrest of anti-fracking activist Ian R. Crane – arrested for filming a demonstration at drilling test site in Kirby Misperton, North Yorkshire. This morning, Ian was back at the protest camp, and live streaming an important video which raises the very real specter of a […]

UK COLUMN: Fracking Arrests, Kurdistan Blues, Yemen’s Puppet, More NATO Drills

This week: anti-fracking activist Ian R. Crane arrested for filming a demonstration at drilling test site in North Yorkshire, dangers on horizon after a Iraqi Kurdistan referendum, US and Saudi Yemeni puppet Hadi addresses UNGA, NATO continues it’s around the clock cycle of endless ‘drills’ in Europe, and Facebook moves in to censor criticism of […]

Oil & Gas Commissioners Are Asked To Drink Fracking Water By A Farmer

Next Story Watch As This Farmer Asks Oil & Gas Commissioners To Drink Fracking Water Below is a video of James Osborne, a farmer from Ainsworth Nebraska who appeared at the Nebraska Oil & Gas Conservation Commission hearing held last year. It was a hearing on out-of-state companies who were to export fracking wastewater into Nebraska, moving 80 […]

Engage ACT OUT! [125] – How Low Will Fracking Go + If You Don’t Like Aantifa, Watch This

Above Photo: Occupy This week on Act Out! we head to Camp White Pine to get you an update on the latest in the fight against the Mariner East 2 Pipeline and Energy Transfer Partners. Elise Gerhart breaks down the recent hold on construction as we show you the criss-cross of pipelines already surrounding the Gerhart […]

Fracking Giant Sues PA Resident For $5M For Speaking To Media About Contamination

Ever since the dangerous consequences of natural gas extraction via hydraulic fracturing – popularly known as “fracking” — entered the national consciousness, the small town of Dimock, Pennsylvania has arguably been “ground zero” for water contamination caused by the controversial practice. Now Cabot Oil & Gas, the massive energy company responsible for numerous fracking wells […]

James Cromwell Speaks Before Jail Time For Anti-Fracking Protest

AMY GOODMAN: Oscar-nominated actor James Cromwell is reporting to jail at 4:00 p.m. Eastern time today in upstate New York, after he was sentenced to a week behind bars for taking part in a nonviolent protest against a natural gas-fired power plant. Cromwell says he’ll also launch a hunger strike. He’s one of six activists arrested for […]

As Fracking Firms Struggle To Stay Afloat, Big Banks Turn Their Backs

Police prepare to remove a protestor from the top of a vehicle waiting to enter an exploratory drill site for the controversial gas extraction process known as fracking at Barton Moss in Manchester, England, Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. (AP/Jon Super) Fracking companies in Britain privately admit they are “suffering” and struggling to secure finance, according […]

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