Browsing the "fracking" Tag

string(0) "" Loading...

Action: Last chance to keep New York from getting fracked up

By Kate Sinding Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Counsel Tomorrow night is the final of four hearings being held by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (details here and below) on its most recent proposal to allow new fracking across major parts of the state. This is NYC residents’ opportunity to tell Governor Cuomo to slow down because the state […]

November 30th

EPA links fracking to contamination of Wyoming aquifer

For years, the gas industry has denied there could be any possible link between hydrolic fracturing – aka fracking – and contamination of underground aquifers used by millions of Americans for drinking water and agricultural irrigation. But a study released today has found just that – a pretty definitive link between fracking and the extensive […]

November 10th

Did fracking cause the Oklahoma earthquake?

There was a 5.6 magnitude earthquake in Oklahoma last night. Buildings shook, chimneys and towers collapsed, and there was other extensive property damage. It was the worst quake in Oklahoma history. The only question is: How long will authorities continue to deny that fracking is a problem? Last year, we reported on earthquakes in  Cleburn, […]

November 6th

This is bad: Fracking causes earthquakes.

By Briana Mordick Natural Resources Defense Council In a report commissioned by United Kingdom-based Cuadrilla Resources, researchers concluded that a series of earthquakes in Lancashire, UK were likely caused by hydraulic fracturing. Two relatively large earthquakes, with magnitudes 2.3 and 1.5, and 48 smaller events occurred in the hours after several stages of the Preese Hall 1 well […]

November 4th

Anti-Fracking Film “Gasland” Gets Oscar Nomination

The folks from big oil must be gnashing their teeth right now, as the film that takes them to task for trashing rural America has been nominated for a Best Documentary Academy Award. “Gasland” has already won a special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival. This is the film where the homeowner sets his […]

January 25th

Is Fracking Causing Blackbird Deaths and Earthquakes?

Alfred Hitchcock must be smiling. Officials are still telling people the recent fish and bird deaths in Arkansas and Louisiana that some have dubbed “aflockalypse” are perfectly normal – while also admitting they have no idea what really caused the die-offs. Stepping into that information vacuum, bloggers are asking if there’s a link between the deaths […]

January 6th

Pennsylvanians Are Fracked

For a while, it looked like you would only be in deep trouble if you lived in pristine rural Pennsylvania and had a natural gas company set up a “fracking” operation next to or on your land, contaminating your groundwater with chemicals so that your tap water actually caught fire. But now all Pennsylvanians have […]

January 3rd

Interior Department on the right track on fracking, but some Members of Congress get it wrong

By Amy Mall, Senior Policy Analyst, Natural Resources Defense Counsel Last week, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar held a public forum to discuss the best practices for hydraulic fracturing in oil and natural gas production. The forum included discussion by federal and state officials as well as representatives from industry and from environmental and sportsmen’s organizations. […]

December 14th

Putting the Brakes on Natural Gas Fracking

Fracking, the process of blasting deep rock strata to release methane that can then be pumped to the surface and sold as natural gas, is one of the ugliest innovations the energy industry has come up with. And unlike the ugliness of the Alberta Tar Sands, fracking takes place in pristine rural farmlands of the […]

December 13th