Surging shale production is poised to push U.S. oil output to more than 10 million barrels per day – toppling a record set in 1970 and crossing a threshold few could have … Continue reading U.S. oil industry set to break record, upend global trade | Reuters
Energy minister Paul Wheelhouse tells MSPs that fracking “cannot and will not take place in Scotland”. Wow, a country standing up to the oil and gas industry? It’s about time. Source: Scottish … Continue reading Scottish government backs ban on fracking
A new report by the US Environmental Protection Agency concludes that hydraulic fracturing is capable of contaminating drinking water at virtually every stage in the process. The admission won’t sit well with … Continue reading The EPA Finally Admits That Fracking Contaminates Drinking Water
A magnitude 6.6 temblor struck central and southern Italy on Sunday. Another devastating earthquake in Italy. Completely wipes out a city that has been there for hundreds of years. I wonder if … Continue reading Drone footage shows devastating aftermath of Italy earthquake
Magnitude 5.6 earthquakes struck Oklahoma Saturday, September 3rd, resulting in the Oklahoma Corporation Commission shutting down 35 disposal wells used for fracking. Fracking involves extracting oil from the ground by drilling into … Continue reading Earthquakes in Oklahoma: Is Fracking to Blame?
An early morning quake centralized in the northern part of Oklahoma shook residents from Texas to Missouri on Saturday morning. An increase in magnitude 3.0 or greater earthquakes in Oklahoma has been … Continue reading Strongest earthquake to hit Oklahoma caused by fracking
A new federal hazard map includes man-made quakes for the first time Oklahoma which never had earthquakes, now has as many as California due to fracking. Nice. Source: Oklahoma Earthquakes: USGS Hazard … Continue reading Oklahoma Earthquakes as risky as California – What the frack?
Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have published a study (abstract) noting that pregnant women are more likely to give birth prematurely if they live close to fracking sites. Source: Study Finds Higher Rates of Premature Birth Near Fracking Sites – Slashdot Continue reading Study Finds Higher Rates of Premature Birth Near Fracking Sites
After years of asserting that hydraulic fracturing has never tainted drinking water, the Obama administration issued a long-awaited study of the controversial oil and gas production technique that confirmed “specific instances” when … Continue reading Fracking Has Contaminated Drinking Water, EPA Now Concludes