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An Update on US Methane Emissions from Fracking

Originally published by gws on SkepticalScience.com A relatively large number of research publications has appeared in the peer-reviewed literature since we last updated our readers on fracking and methane, CH4, emissions. We cannot discuss them all here. However, in summary, it can be concluded from these papers that EPA is very likely underestimating fossil fuel

More Research: Fracking by the Numbers; The Damage to Our Water, Land, and Climate from a Decade of Dirty Drilling

Originally published on CleanTechnica. Proof of the hazardous, risky, severe results from fracking grows. Local communities are at serious risk from the process of fracking. A new report, Fracking by the Numbers, states: “The combination of two technologies—hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling—has enabled the oil and gas industry to engage to unlock oil and gas in underground rock formations

The “Significant Public Health Risk” Of Fracking: The Data Mounts

“Elevation in Cancer is Certain to Happen” The shale ‘boom’ in the United States since the mid-2000s has resulted in unprecedented growth for the oil and gas industry. This is largely the result of the technology known as ‘fracking’ — hydraulic fracturing. The process involves drilling thousands of feet below the Earth’s surface, then using explosives

Female Rapper Kellee Maize Lays Down an Anti-Fracking Track

http://youtu.be/IFjVj-ow9K8 It’s not often that hip-hop and environmental issues such as fracking go hand in hand, but in this case, female rapper Kellee Maize breaks it down for us. Hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, is fraught with environmental risks, from groundwater pollution to the release of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and while the proponents

Hilarious Daily Show Clip On Fracking (VIDEO)

This is absolutely hilarious… but also absolutely sad. Most of what is in this Daily Show fracking video is no joke at all. The ramifications from fracking that are highlighted here are real — even the earthquakes. And Chevron’s attempt to pacify a community that had just seen an explosion that killed one of its

Los Angeles Council Unanimously Puts Off Fracking

When the hydraulic fracturing measure passed the Los Angeles City Council today, several tweeters posted photos of this meeting (source of the above: Walker Foley on twitter). The City Council of Los Angeles, second-most populous metro in the United States, voted 10-0 today to prohibit hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) and other “unconventional” deep-underground drilling methods to produce

Smokey Bear, Take Two: Forest Fracking

From the artist (anon): The Forest Service is leasing our national forests to gas companies for fracking in several forests already: Allegheny National Forest (PA) George Washington National Forest (WV & VA) Wayne National Forest (Ohio) Talladega National Forest (Alabama) Mesa-Uncompahgre-Gunnison National Forest (Colorado) White River National Forest (Colorado) The Bridger-Teton National Forest (Wyoming)

Fracking Waste: Too Toxic, Even For A Hazardous Waste Site

On April 19, a truck delivering waste from a fracking operation in Greene County, Pennsylvania, was quarantined after being rejected by a hazardous waste landfill as too dangerous. The truck was carrying highly radioactive radium-226 in concentrations 86 times higher than allowed per EPA limits. After being quarantined at a the landfill, the truck was sent back

Federal Court Rules Against Fracking Industry In California

In what is being hailed as a “landmark ruling” a federal judge in California has ruled (on April 8, 2013) that federal authorities at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) broke the law when they leased government-controlled land to oil and natural gas drilling companies without proper environmental oversight and assessment of the risks of

Fracking In The Age Of Cancer

In 1794 Thomas Paine released “The Age of Reason“, a call to abandon blind loyalty to institutionalized religion.The title of Paine’s work can also be applied to today’s fracking industry — in the age of cancer. In 2012 alone there were 1,600,000 newly diagnosed cancer discoveries in the United States. Some 1,500 people die of

Brits Love Renewable Energy, Hate Fossil Fuels, Divided on Fracking

A new survey conducted by UK pollsters YouGov has shown that support for renewable energy remains consistently strong in Britain whilst support for fossil fuels continues to decline. However, the same survey shows that there is division over whether large scale fracking in the north of England should go ahead, and most people continue to

Fracking and the Natural Gas "Boom" — No National Standards, Secrecy, and Carcinogens

  The President of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Francis Beinecke, recently visited areas in western Pennsylvania where ‘fracking’ operations are occurring, and spoke with local residents about the impacts of these projects in their communities. My cousin — a medical professional without any affiliation with environmental organizations like Ms. Beinecke’s — also spent

Fracking Update: Fed Loosens Chemical Disclosure Rules, A New Study Predicts Fracking Fluids Can Spread to Aquifers In a 'Few Years'

In the never ending battle between regulators and the fracking industry’s biggest players, yesterday proved to be another victory for industry profits over public safety interests, as the Obama admin backed off on its proposed new fracking chemical reporting rules for drilling operations on public lands. Under present law, oil companies engaged in hydraulic fracturing

Colbert Banters with Mark Ruffalo on Fracking

  The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive Mark Ruffalo in as Academy-Award-nominated actor. He is also a director, producer, writer, environmentalist, and (as Colbert puts) it “looks like everybody’s old boyfriend.” Um… must have been one of the self-educating, deep-thinking, philosophically-delving, right-action-seeking, and humanitarian old boyfriends. He is

The Dutch Invade South Africa Again — Beware the Fracking Hype

  Shell is planning huge new fracking projects in South Africa now. There is historical irony here.   It was the Dutch who, three centuries ago, were the first large-scale commercial European settlers in South Africa.                 Around 1600, the Dutch East India Company began the European settlements

5 Reasons We Should Be Concerned About Fracking (Film)

We all know that the affordability, efficiency, and sustainability of cleaner, greener energy will be a major challenge for this century.  Some have called natural gas a better and cleaner energy source; yet, even if we set aside this hot air, the process of extracting the gas (called hydraulic fracturing or fracking) proves problematic for

Oklahoma Earthquake & Fracking

I’ve drawn the link between natural gas hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) and earthquakes numerous times, long before the Oklahoma earthquakes or Blackpool (Lancashire) earthquakes in England. I started doing so early in 2011 when the Arkansas earthquakes were all the news and I got the hint that it might be related to fracking. The case

Hydraulic Fracking Infographic

Natural gas may be better than coal, but the boom in natural gas has come as a result of hydraulic fracturing (or ‘fracking’), which, beyond emitting greenhouse gases, has been linked to earthquakes (something we’ve written about many times here on Planetsave) and water quality problems (including flammable water).

France is Now First Nation to Ban 'Fracking'

As reported in the June 30 on-line edition of Le Monde, the French Parliament has voted to ban hydraulic fracturing — the natural gas extracting technique known popularly as ‘fracking’. The law had passed the National Assembly nine days earlier and then moved on to the Senate, where the measure passed by a small majority of 176 (yes) to 151 (no). This makes France the first nation to ban the controversial extraction technique.

Arkansas Earthquakes Linked to Fracking? Two Gas Disposal Sites Suspended

Arkansas has been rocked with earthquakes and now scientists are investigating their relationship to earthquakes, as two natural gas companies have agreed to temporarily suspend use of injection wells in central Arkansas where earthquakes keep occurring. The high-pressure wells are used to dispose of waste water from natural gas drilling. The two drilling operations are Chesapeake Energy and

Oscar Nomination for Anti-Fracking Film “Gasland” [VIDEO]

“Gasland,” which won a special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival, has also been nominated for an Oscar now, for Best Documentary. The filmmakers delve into the increasingly infamous and environmentally damaging process of hydraulic fracturing (aka fracking). The chemicals used in fracking (they are pumped into the ground with water to get the

'Fracking' Violates Safe Drinking Water Act, Congressional Letter Charges

In what appears to be a major, positive stride for environmental quality preservation, congressional investigators submitted a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency charging that  hydraulic fracturing — known as ‘fracking’ — violates the Safe Drinking Water Act. Amassing data from a dozen states for the period 2005 – 2009, investigators assert that tens of

Fracking Getting Celebrity and Mainstream Attention

Hydraulic fracking is bad news. Fracking, if you haven’t heard of it, is a means of natural gas extraction employed in deep natural gas well drilling. Once a well is drilled, millions of gallons of water, sand and proprietary chemicals are injected, under high pressure, into a well. The pressure fractures the shale and props open

EcoJustice Expected To Rise Under Donald Trump

Originally published on EdenKeeper.org Creation Care leaders are predicting the coming Trump presidency will prompt more ecojustice activism, including non-violent civil disobedience, within US faith communities. Writing for Baptist News, Jeff Brumley states that “Faith-based protests of pipeline projects, global warming and other environmental causes won’t just be for the hard core anymore, thanks to

The Calamity Of The Century, & Then Again, In St. Petersburg, Florida — Tropical Storm & Sewage Crisis

Unchecked development causes many urban crises with water problems. Troubles such as too much impervious infrastructure are overwhelmed when strong storms arrive. A recently reported crisis in St. Petersburg, Florida — “The Calamity of the Century” — examines one of the many water problems of this complex environmental conundrum in South Florida. The plight of the Gulf Coast

Earth’s New “Mini Moon” Confirmed by NASA JPL

First discovered by University of Hawaii’s Pan-STARRS 1 telescope on April 27, 2016, Earth’s new moon, or “mini moon” has been officially confirmed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Officially named “2016 HO3,” the newly discovered asteroid is dubbed a “mini moon” because it not only orbits the Sun–it orbits Earth, as well. Although NASA

New May Government Disbands Energy & Climate Change Department

Under the new government of UK Prime Minister Theresa May, major changes involving the energy and climate change departments have taken place today. According to pv-tech, the two  departments have been disbanded. The UK’s energy policy will now be decided by a new department headed up by former communities minister Greg Clark, now appointed secretary of

This Week’s Conservation & Science Jobs

Here are the latest conservation and science related jobs from our partners at Green Job Post. Learn more about our affordable job listings for great companies at GreenJobPost, and sign up for updates to find jobs in conservation, science, cleantech, waste & recycling, sustainable food and so many more. Media Officer: Greenpeace Job Description: Greenpeace

Seneca Lake Defenders Find Inspiration in Pope Francis

Originally published on EdenKeeper In just two months, Pope Francis’s encyclical, “Praised Be: On Care for Our Common Home,” has inspired a lot of good for the environment. Large religious groups divested their holdings from fossil fuel companies. Rabbis came together to promote wind power. Organizations as large as the Girl Scouts, and as small

Opposition to the Proposed LNG Project on Lelu Island

Originally published on the ECOreport The Skeena River is the most productive salmon bearing river in British Columbia. Thousands of years before the first European colonists arrived, it was providing First Nations with food. A week ago, First Nations throughout the Skeena Watershed declared their opposition to the proposed LNG project on Lelu Island, grave

EcoloBlue Atmospheric Water Generator — Emergency Water Generator

Those interested in purchasing an atmospheric water generator may want to check out this recent offering from Molecule New Water Technologies* — the EcoloBlue Atmospheric Water Generator. The generators offer a potentially effective means of making oneself “water independent,” as the producers state. They are especially useful in the realm of emergency water supply — where the

Obama: We Can’t Afford To Deny Climate Change

In a couple of hours, everyone in the United States with access to cable TV and Showtime can hear President Barack Obama say he favors making the energy industry absorb the real price of the carbon it introduces into earth’s atmosphere. In other words, ante up the cost of carbon emissions. From Years of Living

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