Could COVID-19 Spell The End Of The Fracking Industry?

By Dahr Jamail, Truthout. -

It has always been known that the oil and gas industry only survives by way of debt financing. Fracking is capital intensive, and very few companies involved ever actually even turn a profit in [...]

Rights Of Nature Law Forces Revocation Of Fracking Permit

Grant Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania - In an extraordinary reversal, last week, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) revoked a permit for a frack waste injection [...]

Is The U.S. Fracking Boom Based On Fraud?

By Justin Mikulka, Desmogblog.com -

In a 2016 interview with Fraud Magazine, former Enron CFO Andrew Fastow explained what he thought made him so successful while at the former energy corporation that's now infamous for financial [...]

Bridge To Climate Chaos: Time For A Nationwide Fracking Ban

By Peter Hart, Foodandwaterwatch.org -

WASHINGTON - As the country makes little progress on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, new research calls into question the supposed climate benefits of the switch from coal to fracked gas-fired [...]

Canadian Doctors Demand Fracking Moratorium On Health & Climate Grounds

By Staff, Talkfracking.org -

Within the report, concerns focus on negative health outcomes from environmental toxins such as naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORMs); the complex level of chemicals used in the [...]

After A Decade Of Fracking, Billions Of Dollars Lost And A Climate In Crisis

By Sharon Kelly, Desmogblog.com -

As 2020 begins, the impacts of climate change have become increasingly clear around the world. The new year started amid devastating wildfires, tied to the worst droughts Australia has [...]

This Problem With Fracked Oil And Gas Wells Is Occurring ‘At An Alarming Rate’

By Justin Mikulka, Desmogblog.com -

On February 15, 2018, a fracked natural gas well owned by ExxonMobil's XTO Energy and located in southeast Ohio experienced a well blowout, causing it to gush the potent greenhouse gas methane [...]

Environmental Groups Sue Trump Administration Calling Plan To Open Millions Of Acres Of Public Land To Fracking ‘Illegal’

By Ashley Curtin, Nationofchange.org -

Environmental groups are pushing back on the Trump administration’s decision to expand fracking in California. A lawsuit filed in Los Angeles on Tuesday challenges the Bureau of Land Management’s [...]

Weymouth And Quincy Communities Assaulted By Enbridge’s Reckless Construction Practices

By Peter Nightingale, Upriseri.com -

Construction of a fracked gas compressor station in Weymouth, MA, started after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a Notice to Proceed with Construction on November 27, the [...]

As Fracking Companies Face Bankruptcy, US Regulators Enable Firms To Duck Cleanup Costs

By Justin Mikulka, DeSmogBlog. -

In over their heads with debt, U.S. shale oil and gas firms are now moving from a boom in fracking to a boom in bankruptcies. This trend of failing finances has the potential for the U.S. public, [...]

Chile’s Warning To The World + The Untold Story Of Fracking

By Eleanor Goldfield, Act Out! -

COP 25 is over and the people have spoken – from Chile to Madrid, largely indigenous-led protests are highlighting the uselessness of these climate summits and the danger of falling for [...]

Massive Cricket Valley Fracked Gas Plant Shut Down By NY Protesters

By Staff, Erikmcgregor.com -

Wingdale, NY – Impacted residents and supporters from across the Northeast, including local farmers, used a tractor blockade and climbed a 275ft tall smokestack halting construction of the [...]

After Second Deadly Crash, Regulators Say Trucks Leaking Fracked Gas Cargo Are Fine

By Justin Nobel, Desmogblog.com -

Last Friday, October 11, a “Virtual Pipeline” truck carrying compressed natural gas crashed on a highway in Orange, Massachusetts, killing the driver, leaking the potent greenhouse gas methane [...]

States With Fracking Bans Are Still Building Fracking Infrastructure

By Jen Deerinwater, Truthout.org -

Fracking bans have begun to sweep across the world, with Ireland, France, Germany and Bulgaria declaring a moratorium on the deadly fossil fuel process. While the U.S. is lagging behind in the [...]

Study: Fracking Prompts Global Spike In Atmospheric Methane

By Blaine Friedlander, News.cornell.edu -

As methane concentrations increase in the Earth’s atmosphere, chemical fingerprints point to a probable source: shale oil and gas, according to new Cornell research published Aug. 14 in [...]