Landmark Climate Victory: Federal Court Rejects Sale Of Public Lands For Fracking

By Staff, -

In a landmark victory for climate, health, and public lands, a federal judge late yesterday rejected the sale of public lands for fracking and ordered a halt to drilling on more than 300,000 [...]

Are Investors Finally Waking Up To North America’s Fracked Gas Crisis?

By Justin Mikulka, DeSmog Blog -

While U.S. politicians from both parties have given standing ovations for the U.S. oil and gas industry, investors appear to be losing their enthusiasm. The so-called shale revolution, the [...]

“Nutty” Begins 14-Day Sentence For Monopod Action Against Mountain Valley Pipeline

By Staff, -

From March to May of last year, for 57 days, Nutty lived on a tiny cot atop a tall monopod, blocking MVP’s access to the top of so-called Peter’s Mountain in the Jefferson National Forest. Today, [...]

Activists Who Crawled Into Fracked Gas Pipeline Found Guilty In Narrow Ruling, Granted Unconditional Release

By Staff, -

Cortlandt, New York – On January 8, 2019, Cortlandt Town Justice Kimberly Ragazzo found three New Yorkers — Rebecca Berlin, David Publow, and Janet González — guilty of trespass, rejecting the [...]

Indigenous Group Sues Exxon, Energy Majors Over Fracking Waste Contamination in Patagonia

By Lorraine Chow, -

A major indigenous group in the Argentine Patagonia is suing some of world's biggest oil and gas companies over illegal fracking waste dumps that put the "sensitive Patagonian environment," local [...]

Nine Year Losing Streak For US Fracking Sector

By Clark Williams-Derry, -

Oil prices rose and oil and gas production boomed during the third quarter of 2018. But the US fracking sector continued its nine-year streak of cash losses. All told, a cross-section of 32 [...]

Making Visible The Globe-Warming Gases Of The Permian Fracking Boom

By Julie Dermansky, -

There is an LED sign at a Chase Bank in downtown Midland, Texas, the heart of the Permian Basin, which quantifies the current oil boom. It alternates between current rig count, the price of oil, [...]

Judge Halts Further Fracking Off Coast Of Southern California Until A Full Review Is Complete

By Ashley Curtin, -

"A federal judge ordered the Trump administration to stop issuing permits for offshore fracking in federal waters off the California coast." A federal judge puts a halt to the Trump [...]

Dutch Stop Fracking Over Potential Earthquakes

By Alex Thomson, -

While fracking has only just begun in this country, the Dutch are waving goodbye to years of riches from gas extraction. Why? Because they can no longer stand the social and economic cost of [...]

Why Was Climate Change Omitted From Colorado’s Debate Over Fracking?

By David Sirota and Chase Woodruff, -

Oil and gas corporations spent roughly $40 million to oppose 112, which would have mandated larger distances between fossil fuel extraction sites and schools, hospitals and residential [...]

Where Water Goes After Fracking Is Tied To Earthquake Risk

By Staff, -

In addition to producing oil and gas, the energy industry produces a lot of water, about 10 barrels of water per barrel of oil on average. New research led by The University of Texas at Austin [...]

UK Fracking Protesters Freed After Convictions Are Overturned

By Charlotte Dingle, -

Four UK protesters went to court last week to contest what may be Britain's most draconian sentences handed down for peaceful environmental protest since 1932. Widely referred to as the “Frack [...]

Community Victorious; Dominion Won’t Build Proposed Compressor Station

By Staff, -

The AMP Creeks Council and greater Southern Maryland Community are Celebrating a Victory in a two-year fight against Dominion Energy Cove Point’s (DECP) efforts to build a giant fracked gas [...]

The Only Bridge We DON’T Need Is The One We’re Building

By Eleanor Goldfield, -

When people say that fracked gas and oil are bridge fuels, I can’t help but think that they’re either joking or making some deep, albeit strained, social commentary. Maybe it’s a dig against this [...]

Fracking Wastewater Spikes 1,440% In Half Decade, Adding To Dry Regions’ Water Woes

By Sharon Kelly, -

Between 2011 and 2016, fracked oil and gas wells in the U.S. pumped out record-breaking amounts of wastewater, which is laced with toxic and radioactive materials, a new Duke [...]