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Chemical Plant Boom Spurred By Fracking Will Bring Smog, Plastic Glut, and Risks to Workers' Health
Business  (tags: fracking, hydraulic fracturing, air pollution, Fracking, Plastics, petrochemicals, shale gas )

Judy
- 69 days ago - desmogblog.com
Another wave of fossil fuel-based projects is coming -- a plastic and petrochemical manufacturing rush. Environmentalists warn this could make smog worse in communities already breathing air pollution from fracking.
Driller 'Unleashes Hell' on Well
Business  (tags: fracking, Chesapeake Energy Corp., fracking sand, "propageddon", Louisiana )

Judy
- 183 days ago - arkansasonline.com
The era of the monster frack has arrived in North America, and Chesapeake Energy Corp. is singing its praises. The driller has christened it "Propageddon".
Did Industry Ties Lead Democratic Party Platform Committee to Nix Fracking Ban?
Business  (tags: Bill Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, FracRock International, Carol Browner, Wendy Sherman, Madeleine Albright, DNC, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, EcoStim Energy Solutions, fracking )

Judy
- 275 days ago - desmogblog.com
Revealed: two members of the committee chosen by Hillary Clinton work for a consulting, lobbying and investment firm with a financial stake in fracking. Albright Stonebridge Group, founded and run by Bill Clinton's SOS Madeline Albright...
SEC Charges "Frack Master" Chris Faulkner With $80 Million Fraud
Business  (tags: Breitling Energy, charges, Chris Faulkner, fracking, "Frack Master", financial fraud, indictment, ponzi scheme, SEC )

Judy
- 292 days ago - truth-out.org
Mr. Faulkner and seven others at Breitling Energy Corp. and three additional related companies were charged with what the SEC says was a massive financial fraud that bilked investors out of $80 million.
Has the Fracking Industry Already Won The 2016 Elections?
Business  (tags: Fracking, fossil fuels, americans, cover-up, US courts, SustainableDevelopment, corruption )

Fiona
- 297 days ago - desmogblog.com
On June 21st, a federal judge ruled that the Interior Department does not have the authority to regulate fracking on federal lands. What does that mean? Please note, comment, forward
California Back in Big Oil's Crosshairs as Feds Quietly OK Offshore Fracking
Business  (tags: Climate, U.S., Fracking, Offshore Drilling, California, Barack Obama, Environment, Fossil Fuels, COP21 )

Judy
- 331 days ago - commondreams.org
"This move paves the way for offshore fracking permits that were previously frozen and the dumping of toxic wastewater directly into the Pacific Ocean."
Fracking Executive Says Rich Neighborhoods Safe From Drill Sites
Business  (tags: Climate, Rights, U.S., Fracking, Pennsylvania, Environment, Human Rights, Corporate Power, Inequality )

Judy
- 367 days ago - commondreams.org
At a closed-door seminar earlier this month, Range Resources official says drilling companies avoid 'big houses' of wealthy and influential people.
BREAKING: $4.2 Million Jury Verdict Against Cabot Oil & Gas in Dimock, PA Water Contamination Lawsuit
Business  (tags: Dimock PA, water, Cabot Oil and Gas Corp., Ely v. Cabot, Water Contamination, Drilling, fracking, Carter Road, verdict, jury, lawsuit, secret settlements, non-disclosure agreements )

Judy
- 410 days ago - desmogblog.com
A Pennsylvania jury handed down a $4.2 million verdict in a lawsuit centering on water contamination from negligent shale gas drilling in Dimock, PA, a tiny town that made international headlines for its flammable and toxic drinking water.
Trans-Pacific Partnership 'Full of Empty Promises' for the Environment
Business  (tags: Trans-Pacific Partnership, TPP, trade deal, corporate interests, Asia, Australasia, US, empty promises, climate, environment, wildlife, fishing, trafficking, ISDS, fracking, LNG, Annette Gartland )

Evelyn
- 445 days ago - byline.com
US Trade Representative has hailed the TPP as a 'historic opportunity to advance conservation and environmental protection across the Asia-Pacific', but it's been described as a 'ticking time-bomb' for climate policy.
The Oil Industry Is About To Get A Big Gift From Congress
Business  (tags: appropriations, Congress, Fracking, oil export ban )

Judy
- 502 days ago - thinkprogress.org
The oil export ban is expected to be lifted in a rider attached to the omnibus spending bill -- due Friday. This will increase fossil fuel extraction in the United States, and raise oil prices for American consumers.
Chris Hedges: Death By Fracking
Business  (tags: activism, arikara, bp, climate change, denver, exxonmobil, fossil fuels, fracking, gustavo aguirre, halliburton, hidatsa, kern environmental enforcement network, mandan )

Judy
- 552 days ago - truthdig.com
. Collective suicide is a good business, at least until it is complete. It is a pity most of us will not be around to see the power elite go down.
Private Water and Fracking, a Dubious Duo
Business  (tags: privatized water, fracking, shale gas, American water, Rex Energy, XTO, Shale Insight 2015, Philadelphia, Marcellus Shale Coalition )

Judy
- 577 days ago - foodandwaterwatch.org
American Water, known for raising water rates and providing poor customer service, has seized the opportunity for a new source of revenue, partnering with Rex Energy and XTO. The latter is one of the largest U.S. shale gas producers, owned by Exxon-Mobil.
This Fracking Company in Canada Can Say Goodbye to Its Water Supply
Business  (tags: environment, americas, nexen, bc environmental appeal board, tsea river, tsea lake, fracking, oil, fort nelson first nation )

Judy
- 593 days ago - news.vice.com
A major fracking company operating in northern British Columbia has been cut off from its water supply. The BC Environmental Appeal Board has ruled in favor of the Fort Nelson First Nation.
Drought-Parched BC All But Gives Away Water
Business  (tags: British Columbia, drought, fracking, Nestle, water )

Judy
- 655 days ago - thetyee.ca
The $250 fine you pay for lawn water could buy 111 million litres for Nestle or frackers.
Long-Awaited EPA Study Says Fracking Pollutes Drinking Water
Business  (tags: fracking, CSG, US Environmental Protection Agency, report, drinking water, research, consumers, Sustainable Development, pollution, contamination )

Evelyn
- 687 days ago - nationofchange.org
The U.S. EPA released its final draft of its report today, assessing how fracking for oil and gas can impact access to safe drinking water. This refuted the conclusion arrived at by the EPA's 2004 study that fracking poses no threat to drinking water
 

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