Fracked Earth News is a weekly roundup of the most important energy and climate news, including:
Top Story: President Obama has vetoed the Keystone XL pipeline bill!
USA: Those small fracking-related earthquakes around the country “simply increases the odds we’re going to have a more damaging event.” Even worse: US Geological Survey scientists say those fracking wastewater wells are causing the earthquakes. Apparently, even fracking-friendly officials are taking “action to manage wastewater wells.”
Australia: Applause, whistles and cheers as Queenlands’ Labor government appoints the “first ever reef minister as it steps up plan to avoid the UN listing the ecosystem as ‘in danger.’” Tough new regulations are promised, aimed at slashing the nitrogen flow to the reef “by 80% by 2025, while also cutting total suspended sediment … by 50%.”