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San Luis Obispo, Goleta City Councils Pass Resolutions Opposing Offshore Fracking, Drilling - Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

News Feed - October 4, 2017 - 10:44am

San Luis Obispo, Goleta City Councils Pass Resolutions Opposing Offshore Fracking, Drilling
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif.— The city councils in San Luis Obispo and Goleta yesterday approved resolutions opposing new fossil fuel drilling off the California coast and fracking in existing offshore oil and gas wells. “San Luis Obispo residents don't ...

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Lafayette delays vote on fracking moratorium - The Denver Post

News Feed - October 4, 2017 - 10:04am

The Denver Post

Lafayette delays vote on fracking moratorium
The Denver Post
Lafayette may be primed to halt new oil and gas development on the eve of widescale fracking plans slated for Boulder County. Officials on Tuesday evening tabled a decision until later this month, citing the need for more communication and the presence ...

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California Game Changers: Can We Ban Fracking? – Capital & Main - Capital and Main

News Feed - October 4, 2017 - 10:03am

Capital and Main

California Game Changers: Can We Ban Fracking? – Capital & Main
Capital and Main
Oil drilling in Los Angeles has been associated with asthma, heart disease and low-birthweight babies. Close to 300,000 people in Kern County reside within a ...

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Thomas Mitchell: Lawsuit falsely claims fracking will be devastating - Elko Daily Free Press

News Feed - October 4, 2017 - 6:20am

Elko Daily Free Press

Thomas Mitchell: Lawsuit falsely claims fracking will be devastating
Elko Daily Free Press
A pair of self-styled environmental groups have filed a lawsuit in federal court in an attempt to block oil and gas leases on tracts on Bureau of Land Management public land, claiming hydraulic fracturing or fracking might somehow jeopardize aquifers ...

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How fracking is upending the chemical industry - Nature.com

News Feed - October 4, 2017 - 5:00am

Nature.com

How fracking is upending the chemical industry
Nature.com
This gas, which is extracted from the ground through the hydraulic fracturing of shale deposits, isn't destined to fuel power stations or domestic stoves. Instead, it will be transformed into the chemical building blocks needed to make a panoply of ...

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How fracking Is upending the chemical industry - Nature.com

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Nature.com

How fracking Is upending the chemical industry
Nature.com
This gas, which is extracted from the ground through the hydraulic fracturing of shale deposits, isn't destined to fuel power stations or domestic stoves. Instead, it will be transformed into the chemical building blocks needed to make a panoply of ...

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Lafayette delays vote on fracking moratorium amid calls for unified front - Boulder Daily Camera

News Feed - October 4, 2017 - 2:35am

Boulder Daily Camera

Lafayette delays vote on fracking moratorium amid calls for unified front
Boulder Daily Camera
Members of the Boulder County Protectors in front of the Boulder County Courthouse in Boulder on Tuesday October 3 2017. The group was protesting any fracking and oil and gas development in the county. The group as a whole asked that their names not ...

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Fracking fear vs. facts - Tribune-Review

News Feed - October 3, 2017 - 9:03pm

Fracking fear vs. facts
Tribune-Review
The tactic, which was used by Ron Slabe in a recent letter ( “Study links fracking, infant mortality” ) and supported by Borowiec's letter, didn't sit too well with environmental group Resources for the Future, either. RFF recently noted that because ...

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Lamar Smith Claims It's “Likely” Russia Bought Anti-Fracking Ads on Facebook - Texas Monthly

News Feed - October 3, 2017 - 2:36pm

Texas Monthly

Lamar Smith Claims It's “Likely” Russia Bought Anti-Fracking Ads on Facebook
Texas Monthly
Lamar Smith Claims It's “Likely” Russia Bought Anti-Fracking Ads on Facebook. The San Antonio Republican is focused on this one issue in his inquiry on Russian interference with domestic business. By Dan Solomon October 3, 2017 Comments.

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Hurricane Irma: My Latest Motivation to Ban Fracking in Florida - Food and Water Watch

News Feed - October 3, 2017 - 2:22pm

Food and Water Watch

Hurricane Irma: My Latest Motivation to Ban Fracking in Florida
Food and Water Watch
St. Petersburg, FL-- After work on Wednesday, September 6th, I found myself trying to keep my cat from escaping his makeshift cardboard carrier. Fastened together with duct tape, it was highly inadequate for containing a bundle of distressed claws ...

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Historic Maryland Fracking Ban Is Finally REAL - What's Next? - Food and Water Watch

News Feed - October 3, 2017 - 11:29am

Food and Water Watch

Historic Maryland Fracking Ban Is Finally REAL - What's Next?
Food and Water Watch
In April, Maryland's Republican Governor Larry Hogan signed a bill establishing a ban on hydraulic fracturing in the state. The ban, which puts a complete stop to any development of the Marcellus Shale, went into effect on October 1. As the third state ...

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New laws on sexual assault, fracking take effect in Maryland - The Diamondback

News Feed - October 2, 2017 - 10:56pm

The Diamondback

New laws on sexual assault, fracking take effect in Maryland
The Diamondback
Hundreds of bills went into effect in Maryland on Sunday after passing through the General Assembly in its 2017 legislative session, including measures helping sexual assault victims and banning fracking. Other noteworthy actions include banning "price ...

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How Humans Are Causing Deadly Earthquakes - National Geographic

News Feed - October 2, 2017 - 6:32pm

National Geographic

How Humans Are Causing Deadly Earthquakes
National Geographic
In the U.S., the conversation around human-induced earthquakes has largely centered around fracking for oil and natural gas, given the rapid spread of the technology in many states. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, fracking can induce seismic ...

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Sean Spicer's Next Act? Fracking Industry's Chosen Keynote Speaker - DeSmog (blog)

News Feed - October 2, 2017 - 4:33pm

DeSmog (blog)

Sean Spicer's Next Act? Fracking Industry's Chosen Keynote Speaker
DeSmog (blog)
After he lost his job as White House press secretary, all five major TV news networks — including both Fox News and CNN, as well as CBS News, ABC News, and NBC News — declined to hire Spicer as a paid contributor, with network insiders reportedly ...

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American Fracking Undermines Authoritarians - American Institute for Economic Research (blog)

News Feed - October 2, 2017 - 4:06pm

American Institute for Economic Research (blog)

American Fracking Undermines Authoritarians
American Institute for Economic Research (blog)
Consumers can now celebrate recent developments that portend a prolonged period of low oil prices. Thanks to improvements in drilling techniques such as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” American gas companies are giving traditional oil powers such ...

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Slinging mud: inside (and outside) the UK's biggest fracking site - The Guardian

News Feed - October 2, 2017 - 1:19pm

The Guardian

Slinging mud: inside (and outside) the UK's biggest fracking site
The Guardian
“You, Theresa May, overruled democracy to force fracking on the residents of Fylde,” he says, referring to his own letter to the prime minister, in which he urges her to heed experts' calls for tighter shale gas regulations. “And then you won't pay ...

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Trump's Utah Fracking Plan Challenged as Urgent Public Health ... - Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

News Feed - October 2, 2017 - 1:11pm

Trump's Utah Fracking Plan Challenged as Urgent Public Health ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
SALT LAKE CITY― Conservation groups today challenged a Bureau of Land Management plan to lease 94,000 acres of public lands for fracking in Utah's ...

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Voters back fracking bans despite pressure on states to drop them - The Guardian

News Feed - October 2, 2017 - 1:00pm

The Guardian

Voters back fracking bans despite pressure on states to drop them
The Guardian
A new poll, conducted by the progressive thinktank the Australia Institute, has found 49% of Australians support a moratorium on fracking for gas in their own state, while just 24% oppose it. It also found 74% of Australians support an increased ...

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