Tag Archives: Fracking

As Fracking Firms Struggle To Stay Afloat, Big Banks Turn Their Backs By
Fracking companies in Britain privately admit they are “suffering” and struggling to secure finance, according to government documents obtained via freedom of information. In a meeting last May with then-business minister Anna...
PA Dept. of Environmental Protection Sues Towns Over Fracking Ban By
ELK COUNTY, PA– With nearly 8,000 active hydraulic fracturing wells, Pennsylvania is one of the most fracked states in the nation – owing to its position above the massive Marcellus gas shale. Years after the fracking boom began, Pennsylvania is now suffering from...
Maryland Becomes Second State To Ban Fracking By
The U.S. state of Maryland has outlawed fracking Wednesday after the Republican governor signed a bill against the cheap oil exploration practice that had passed through the Democrat-controlled state congress, a victory for environmentalists who have been organizing against...
Fracking Has Made Oklahoma As Earthquake-Prone As San Francisco By
 PAWNEE, OKLAHOMA– For the last several years, something strange has been going on in Oklahoma. While the occurrence of earthquakes in the state usually hovers between one to three quakes annually, Oklahoma is now averaging one to three significant earthquakes per...
Filmmaker Says MSNBC Blacklisted Him Over Support For Bernie Sanders By
Published in partnership with Shadowproof. Oscar-nominated filmmaker Josh Fox says he was “blacklisted” by MSNBC after he became a surrogate for Senator Bernie Sanders during his presidential campaign, and actress Susan Sarandon recently stood up to MSNBC producers...
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 state saw a record-breaking...
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...