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France Just Passed a Ban on Fracking and Oil Extraction - Futurism

December 23, 2017 - 11:41am

Futurism

France Just Passed a Ban on Fracking and Oil Extraction
Futurism
In a bid to establish itself as the new leader in protecting the environment after the U.S. reneged on the Paris Climate Agreement, France has just passed a new blanket ban on fracking and oil extraction that will enter into force in 2040. The proposal ...

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South Windsor To Hold Informational Hearing On Fracking Waste Ban - Hartford Courant

December 23, 2017 - 6:04am

South Windsor To Hold Informational Hearing On Fracking Waste Ban
Hartford Courant
Fracking is a technique used by the energy industry to extract oil and gas from rock by injecting high-pressure mixtures of water, sand or gravel and chemicals. Although no fracking is taking place in Connecticut, the waste from other state could be ...

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Research & Commentary: Study's Attempt to Link Hydraulic Fracturing to Adverse Infant Health Issues Is Flawed - The Heartland Institute

December 23, 2017 - 12:41am

Research & Commentary: Study's Attempt to Link Hydraulic Fracturing to Adverse Infant Health Issues Is Flawed
The Heartland Institute
Researchers at Princeton University, the University of California at Los Angeles, and the University of Chicago are claiming their new study examining hydraulic fracturing, commonly called “fracking,” and its impact on infant health provides “the ...

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Three Animations To Help You Understand Fracking - Inside Energy

December 22, 2017 - 1:20pm

Inside Energy

Three Animations To Help You Understand Fracking
Inside Energy
If you'd like to use these videos to talk with students or your own children about oil and gas development, each video has an accompanying lesson plan geared towards 6th-12th graders—enjoy! Why Fracking, And Why Now? – What is hydraulic fracturing ...

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France Has Banned Fracking And Oil Extraction - Green Matters

December 22, 2017 - 11:45am

Green Matters

France Has Banned Fracking And Oil Extraction
Green Matters
As the practice of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, becomes increasingly controversial, France has taken a major step in stopping the environmentally dangerous practice: The French Parliament has completely banned the extraction of oil and gas within ...
France to Ban All Oil Exploration and Fracking by 2040 – What's the US Waiting For?One Green Planet
France completely bans fracking and oil extractionInhabitat
France Just Announced a Landmark Ban on Fossil Fuel ProductionScienceAlert
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Academics at odds on fracking - Scranton Times-Tribune

December 22, 2017 - 1:13am

Scranton Times-Tribune

Academics at odds on fracking
Scranton Times-Tribune
Expectant mothers who live close to hydraulic fracturing are more likely to give birth to smaller babies, according to a new study published last week in the journal Science Advances. The study on birth weight and other health indicators paints a ...

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Fracking: Landowner sues New York, seeks compensation for ban - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

December 21, 2017 - 4:13pm

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Fracking: Landowner sues New York, seeks compensation for ban
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
... battle over New York's hydraulic fracturing ban is taking a new approach, filing a lawsuit last week attempting to force the state to compensate him for the oil-and-gas rights on his land. David Morabito and his wife, Colette, are suing the state ...

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Editorial: Westmoreland sets no-fracking strategy - Fredericksburg.com

December 21, 2017 - 3:20pm

Editorial: Westmoreland sets no-fracking strategy
Fredericksburg.com
Fracking is the handy term for hydraulic fracturing, a method of extracting oil and gas by drilling through rock and injecting chemicals and water to force it to the surface. The process presents various environmental risks, particularly to groundwater ...

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Change in hydraulic fracking procedure - Juneau Empire

December 21, 2017 - 9:49am

Change in hydraulic fracking procedure
Juneau Empire
Change in hydraulic fracking procedure. When southern Kenai Peninsula residents heard BlueCrest's plans for the Cosmopolitan project just north of Anchor Point, it brought two new words into our vocabulary: hydraulic fracturing, fracking. We had heard ...

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Study: Fracking Linked to Low Birth Weight in Babies - Environmental Working Group

December 21, 2017 - 9:42am

Environmental Working Group

Study: Fracking Linked to Low Birth Weight in Babies
Environmental Working Group
Babies of mothers who live near fracked natural gas wells are more likely to be born underweight, according to a new study of more than 1.1 million births in Pennsylvania. Researchers from Princeton University, the University of Chicago and the ...

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France completely bans fracking and oil extraction | Inhabitat ... - Inhabitat

December 21, 2017 - 9:28am

France completely bans fracking and oil extraction | Inhabitat ...
Inhabitat
The French Parliament recently passed into law a complete ban on the extraction of oil and gas within any of France's territories. Beginning in 2040, fracking, oil drilling, and other extraction methods will be banned across France. Meanwhile, no new ...
France Just Announced a Landmark Ban on Fossil Fuel ProductionInfosurhoy

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Meeting slated on fracking waste ban, wastewater treatment plant upgrades - The Redding Pilot

December 21, 2017 - 9:02am

The Redding Pilot

Meeting slated on fracking waste ban, wastewater treatment plant upgrades
The Redding Pilot
Redding will be holding a special town meeting to discuss funding for water treatment plant upgrades, and to explore a ban on fracking waste. On Tuesday, Dec. 19, Redding Town Hall announced the meeting, which will be held on Monday, Jan. 8, at 7 p.m ...

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Twin Disc increases sales in fracking market | Local News ... - Journal Times

December 21, 2017 - 7:03am

Twin Disc increases sales in fracking market | Local News ...
Journal Times
RACINE — Twin Disc is expanding its sales in the fracking market after having received multiple orders for its pressure pumping transmission systems.

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Voices of the Peninsula: On fracking, too little science, too much risk - Kenai Peninsula Online

December 20, 2017 - 3:21pm

Kenai Peninsula Online

Voices of the Peninsula: On fracking, too little science, too much risk
Kenai Peninsula Online
Water can account for as much as 98-99 percent of the fracking fluid recipe. The chemical additives — detergents, salts, acids, alcohols, lubricants, disinfectants — comprise the remaining percent. They prevent micro-organism growth, are oxygen ...

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France to Ban Fracking, Oil Extraction in All Territories - Daily Beast

December 20, 2017 - 10:33am

Daily Beast

France to Ban Fracking, Oil Extraction in All Territories
Daily Beast
France has enacted a ban that will cut off all oil and gas production on its mainland and in all of its territories by 2040. No existing licenses in France will be renewed after 2040, and no new permits will be granted at all. The nation is currently ...
France Approves World's First Ban on Fracking and Oil ProductionEcoWatch
France bans fracking and oil extraction in all of its territoriesThe Guardian
France Becomes The First Country To Approve A Ban On Fracking And Oil ExtractionUPROXX

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Fracking and earthquakes—weighing up the dangers in South Africa - Phys.Org

December 20, 2017 - 8:23am

Phys.Org

Fracking and earthquakes—weighing up the dangers in South Africa
Phys.Org
These include a report on the technical readiness for a shale gas industry, a strategic environmental assessment on shale gas and a multi-authored academic book on hydraulic fracturing in the Karoo. Government must now integrate this information into ...

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Uruguay Bans Fracking for 4 Years - teleSUR English

December 20, 2017 - 5:58am

teleSUR English

Uruguay Bans Fracking for 4 Years
teleSUR English
The parliament gave the green light to restrict the use of hydraulic drilling. In August, Uruguay Libre de Megamineria urged government officials to ban fracking to prevent U.S. company, Schuepbach Energy International – located in northern Uruguay ...

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Study: Babies of mothers who live near fracking sites face increased health risks - Tribune-Review

December 19, 2017 - 7:34pm

Study: Babies of mothers who live near fracking sites face increased health risks
Tribune-Review
Babies born to mothers who live within a kilometer of an active hydraulic fracturing site face increased health risks, according to a Princeton University study published in Science Advances. The study found that babies born to mothers living within a ...

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Agreement reached on West Virginia fracking landfill - WHSV

December 19, 2017 - 5:06pm

WHSV

Agreement reached on West Virginia fracking landfill
WHSV
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Environmentalists have reached an agreement with Antero Treatment that calls for monitoring for radioactivity and bromide around its landfill in northern West Virginia that takes the waste from recycled groundwater used in ...

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SPECTRUM: Adequate public notice, comment needed before fracking permits are awarded - Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

December 19, 2017 - 2:09pm

SPECTRUM: Adequate public notice, comment needed before fracking permits are awarded
Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman
Water can account for as much as 98-99 percent of the fracking fluid recipe. The chemical additives — detergents, salts, acids, alcohols, lubricants, disinfectants — comprise the remaining percent. They prevent micro-organism growth, are oxygen ...

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