Hydraulic fracturing : What is hydraulic fracturing? | Geology Page
Oil and natural gas, which are hydrocarbons, reside in the pore spaces between grains of rock (called reservoir rock) in the subsurface. If geologic conditi
Fracking Has Contaminated Drinking Water, EPA Now Concludes - Inside Climate News
Editor’s note March 30, 2016: For our latest reporting on fracking and drinking water contamination, read “Fracking Study Finds Toxins in Wyoming Town’s Groundwater and Raises Broader Concerns.” 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 […]
Fracking’s total environmental impact is staggering, report finds
The body of evidence is growing that fracking is not only bad for the global climate, it is also dangerous for local communities. And affected communities are growing in number. A new report…
Faced With a Fracking Giant, This Small Town Legalized Civil Disobedience - YES! Magazine
The first-in-the-nation law will shield residents from arrest as they use direct action to stop fracking-wastewater injection wells.
Scotland Just Banned Fracking Forever
Claire Bernish / The Anti-Media Scotland — In one fell swoop, Scotland banned fracking — permanently — when parliament narrowly voted in favor of cementing the country’s temporary moratorium on the controversial practice. With the original intention of conducting full health
Hydraulic fracturing chemical spills on agricultural land need scrutiny | Geology Page
Hydraulic fracturing, a widely used method for extracting oil and gas from otherwise impenetrable shale and rock formations, involves not only underground
Environmental groups sue EPA, seek stricter rules over fracking waste linked to earthquakes
Environmental groups say the EPA is decades behind in improving regulations for the waste generated by oil and gas drilling.
Fracking produces tons of radioactive waste. What should we do with it?
States are struggling to deal with the potentially dangerous drilling byproducts that are being dumped in landfills throughout the Marcellus Shale.
Lessons from US? How shale boom is nuclear’s deathknell - BizNews.com
Two nuclear plants run by the biggest US generator of the power have become the latest to succumb to a shale boom that’s made natural gas cheaper to burn.
Groundwater quality changes alongside expansion of hydraulic fracturing | Geology Page
New research from The University of Texas at Arlington demonstrates that groundwater quality changes alongside the expansion of horizontal drilling and hydr
Global Warming’s Terrifying New Chemistry – BillMoyers.com
Global warming is, in the end, not about the noisy political battles here on the planet’s surface. It actually happens in constant, silent interactions in the atmosphere, where the molecular structure of certain gases traps heat that would otherwise radiate back out to space. If you get the chemistry wrong, it doesn’t matter how many landmark climate agreements you sign or how many speeches you give. And it appears the United States may have gotten the chemistry wrong. Really wrong. Continue…
New Video Shows Spike in Earthquakes From Fracking, Injection Wells - Planet Experts
OKLAHOMA CITY— The Center for Biological Diversity today requested that the Bureau of Land Management pull 11 public fossil fuel leases sold last month in Oklahoma and Kansas over concerns that fracking and underground injection of oil wastewater could increase the risk of earthquakes in these areas, threatening the physical safety and homes of tens...
Bernie Sanders Calls for Nationwide Ban on Fracking
Bernie Sanders doubled down on his stance on fracking ahead of the New York primary this week, advocating for a nationwide ban with a new campaign advertisement and a speech in upstate New York. Sanders pointedly criticized Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton for her stance on fracking and other e...
Test aims to identify shale gas hazard in groundwater | Geology Page
A test has been developed to check for contamination of shallow groundwater from unconventional gas extraction techniques, such as fracking. The development