Fracking Argentina

La Evolución de la Fracturicación Hidráulica en el País y el Mundo

In a landmark decision, the British Government has approved Cuadrilla’s appeal for a fracking project in the borough of Fylde, Lancashire. The decision overrules that of the local council’s back in January to reject the company’s application on the grounds of noise and traffic impact. Over 30 local anti-fracking groups have been set up to protest the well development, and 63% of locals polled were in favour of a fracking ban. […]

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  A total of 72 cities have banned the practice since the beginning of the No Fracking Brazil campaign in 2013.   In the last 2 weeks, the cities of Arapongas and São Manoel do Paraná, in the state of Parana, approved a ban on the exploitation of shale gas through fracking.   The bans are the result of the numerous discussions, conferences, seminars and public hearings that the No […]

From the New York Times: Colorado’s Supreme Court on Monday struck down local government prohibitions on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, handing oil and gas companies a victory in a lengthy battle over energy production in the environmentally conscious state. In separate rulings, the court said a moratorium in Fort Collins and a ban in Longmont were invalid because state law pre-empted them. A lower court had reached the same conclusion earlier. Two other cities and Boulder County […]

Un video vitalizó a las redes sociales en los últimos días mostrando como el rio Condamine de Australia se prende fuego a causa de la fuga de metano presuntamente proveniente del gran número de operaciones de fracturación hidráulica en sus alrededores. Los ambientalistas locales apuntan a la industria de gas y petróleo como fuente de las fugas de gas metano a lo largo del Rio Condamine. Argumentan que la inflamabilidad […]

Oliver Milman, April 7, 2016 Two scientists have highlighted dangerous water contamination from a fracking operation in Wyoming, three years after the US Environmental Protection Agency decided to abandon its investigation into the matter. The report found there were dangerous levels of chemicals in the underground water supply used by the 230 residents of Pavillion, a small town in central Wyoming. Levels of benzine, a flammable liquid used in fuel, […]

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BY PHIL MCKENNA, INSIDECLIMATE NEWS MAR 10, 2016 The rise in methane concentration in the atmosphere may reflect the growth of agriculture to feed Asia’s booming population, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Science. Rice paddies in Southeast Asia and livestock in India and China are probably behind the increase, according to researchers. The study was led by Hinrich Schaefer, an atmospheric scientist at the National Institute […]

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Jeff Mosier March 15, 2016 The Army Corps of Engineers has extended its no-fracking zone around the Joe Pool Lake dam to protect it from possible damage, officials announced today. The corps determined that its 3,000-foot exclusion zone for natural gas drilling was inadequate to protect the structural integrity of the dam in Grand Prairie. The new zone is 4,000 feet. After a multiyear engineering study, the corps concluded that […]

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HARRISBURG, PA. | BY DAVID DEKOK Thu Mar 10, 2016 A federal jury ruled on Thursday that Cabot Oil & Gas Co must pay more than $4.2 million in damages to two families in northeastern Pennsylvania who said the company’s fracking operations contaminated their ground water. Six jurors in federal court in Scranton awarded $1.3 million each to Scott Ely and Monica Marta-Ely, a married couple in Dimock. Each of […]

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January 6, 2016 In an analysis of more than 1,000 chemicals in fluids used in and created by hydraulic fracturing (fracking), Yale School of Public Health researchers found that many of the substances have been linked to reproductive and developmental health problems, and the majority had undetermined toxicity due to insufficient information. Further exposure and epidemiological studies are urgently needed to evaluate potential threats to human health from chemicals found […]

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Mariah Blake for Mother Jones, part of the Guardian Environment Network Wednesday 10 September 2014 One icy morning in February 2012, Hillary Clinton’s plane touched down in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, which was just digging out from a fierce blizzard. Wrapped in a thick coat, the secretary of state descended the stairs to the snow-covered tarmac, where she and her aides piled into a motorcade bound for the presidential palace. […]

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