Posts Tagged ‘fracking’

Documents reveal EPA approved toxic chemicals for fracking in 2011

Former President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had approved the use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), as well as dangerous chemicals that break down into PFAS, while fracking for gas and oil since 2011 despite concerns about toxicity.  BREAKING: Our new study turned up evidence that highly toxic, cancer-causing chemicals called PFAS were used […]

School Children, Fracking Fumes, Immigrant Parent’s Daughter, Climate Crisis and Billions of Dollar

Media reports from the U.S. tell about environmental incidents and hardship of the common people in the society. Fracking and Children A Fort Worth Star-Telegram report (Thousands of Arlington’s schoolchildren are exposed to fracking fumes, report warns, Thu, June 17, 2021) said: More than half of Arlington’s public school children attend classes within half a […]

Exxon is telling investors its Permian fracking projects are ‘world class’. The data says otherwise.

ExxonMobil’s production numbers in the Permian basin in West Texas and New Mexico appear to have deteriorated in 2019, according to new analysis, calling into question the company’s claims that it is an industry leader and that its operations are steadily becoming more efficient over time. Chastened by years of poor returns and rising angst […]

Fracking 101: What you should know

Image Credit: Christopher Halloran/Shutterstock What is fracking? Fracking is a process of blasting water, chemicals and frac sand deep into the earth to break up sedimentary rock and access natural gas and crude oil deposits. The fracking industry, which has sought to promote the practice as safe and controlled, has preferred the term “hydraulic fracturing.” […]

Struggling to make a profit, fracking investors are searching for the exit

The outlook is increasingly bleak for oil and gas companies. The beginning of this year has seen the highest number of companies announce bankruptcy during the first quarter in five years. Eight oil and gas companies announced they were filing for bankruptcy during the first quarter of 2021.  Meanwhile, earlier this month The Financial Times […]

Where does all the radioactive fracking waste go?

Image Credit: George Etheredge/Rolling Stone On May 8, 2017, a drum of radioactive oilfield waste from Australia arrived at a remote West Texas disposal site operated by local oil and gas environmental services company, Lotus LLC. This drum of waste entered the United States aboard a Singapore Airlines cargo jet, appropriately packaged in a steel […]

California’s fracking ban fails in the Senate

Fracking will continue in California. A bill to ban oil and gas production within 2,500 feet of a home, school, hospital or other residential facility fell short of the five votes it needed to move forth after the Senate’s Natural Resources and Water Committee failed to get the vote. While California is a major U.S. […]

Delaware River Basin Commission votes to ban fracking in historic victory

Image Credit: Sachin Daluja/Flickr In a historic move, the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) voted Thursday to ban hydraulic fracking in the region. The ban was supported by all four basin states — New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New York — putting a permanent end to hydraulic fracking for natural gas along the 13,539-square-mile basin, […]

How the fracking revolution is killing the US oil and gas industry

After over a decade of the much-hyped U.S. fracking miracle, the U.S. oil and gas industry is having to deal with years of losses and falling asset values which has dealt the industry a serious financial blow. This is despite the fracking revolution delivering record oil and gas production for the past decade, peaking in 2019. While […]

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 […]

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