Tag Archives: Fracking

Oklahoma Had Nearly 2,000 Earthquakes Last Year From Fracking By
(REPORT) — Oklahoma has registered about 1,829 earthquakes in the past year, attributable to wastewater injection from deep underground drilling wells — wells that will likely multiply under an incoming Donald Trump administration. The...
Trump Is Anti-Environment, But So Was Obama By
NEW YORK — (Analysis) It’s rather easy, and undoubtedly necessary, to lambast President-elect Donald Trump and his team of corporate parasites who will soon head nearly every key agency in the U.S. government. Of note are the pro-fracking, anti-environmental...
EPA Finally Admits Fracking Can Harm Drinking Water By
The controversial oil and gas extraction technique known as hydraulic fracturing can contaminate drinking water under certain circumstances, according to a long-anticipated U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report released Tuesday. Ordered by Congress in 2010, the report...
The Oil Siege Is Over, “The Cartel” Looks East By
(Analysis) — Oil prices are back up and rising. The low oil spell that started in 2014 has concluded. This sudden rally, like its sudden decline, is not accidental.  The new situation has definite implications for the ongoing international tension.   Who Sets The...
North Dakota Fracking Company Fined $2.1 Million For Pollution Of Native American Reservation By
During the past few centuries, the US federal government has consistently abused North American indigenous groups through the seizure of land and resources as well as through social and political discrimination. These practices were born out of a widespread belief known...
Beyond Dakota Access: Energy Transfer Partners Pipelines To Ferry Fracked Gas To Mexico By
AUSTIN, Texas — Even as Native American activists continue to block construction of the Dakota Access pipeline in North Dakota and the three other states along its planned 1,100 mile trail, U.S. energy pipeline infrastructure — and opposition to it — is...
Britain’s Green Investment Bank Bought Out By Fracking And Coal Financier By
The group expected to acquire the UK’s Green Investment Bank (GIB) has loaned billions of pounds to help finance controversial fossil fuel projects around the world, according to an Energydesk analysis. Recent reports suggest Australian bank Macquarie is set to purchase...
UK Fracking Firm Holds ‘Fun Runs’ In Shale Country By
The self-described ‘biggest company you’ve never heard of’ is on a charm offensive. It appears that chemicals giant and would-be UK fracking firm Ineos is organising children’s fun runs to win over local communities in shale gas heartlands. More than 170 Go Run...
Texas Found 276 Cases Of Groundwater Contamination Last Year By
State regulators last year documented 276 new cases of groundwater contamination across Texas, a slight increase compared to 2014 but far fewer than in years past. That’s according to the annual “Joint Groundwater Monitoring and Contamination Report” published last...
EPA: North Texas Earthquakes Likely Linked To Fracking By
Federal regulators believe “there is a significant possibility” that recent earthquakes in North Texas are linked to oil and gas activity, even if state regulators won’t say so. That’s according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s annual evaluation of...