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Ohio High Court Rules Against Local Fracking Fracking, Opponents May Seek Civil Rights Argument
Offbeat  (tags: fracking, fracking ban, court, Ohio high court, USA )

Ray
- 11 days ago - rt.com
The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that a local ordinance couldnâEUR(TM)t block a fracking company from drilling, affirming priority of state law.
Brine Firm Sues Over Biblical Fracking Billboard
Offbeat  (tags: Fracking, biblicall billboard, lawsuit, free speech )

Stephen
- 37 days ago - news.yahoo.com
An Ohio man who uses a biblical reference and a statement against "poisoned waters" on billboards opposing wells for disposal of gas-drilling wastewater is fighting a legal threat from the Texas well owner on free-speech grounds.
Lawsuit Seeks to Uncover Truth About Offshore Fracking in Gulf of Mexico
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Fracking, Law, USA )

Ray
- 54 days ago - rt.com
​Environmentalists filed a federal lawsuit in Washington, DC this week in an attempt to force the United States government into disclosing details about any hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, being done in the Gulf of Mexico.
From Daredevils to Good Samaritans: 9 People Who Made 2014 Count
Offbeat  (tags: Bahrain, Clashes, Fracking, Human rights, Israel, Protest, Rally, Russia, Science, Space, USA )

Ray
- 61 days ago - rt.com
By accident of birth or design, some people were born to break the mold and march to the beat of their own drum. Below are the stories of nine people who made waves, both big and small, in their own special way in 2014.
Fracking Banned in Its Birthplace: Texas Town Votes to Outlaw Hydraulic Fracturing
Offbeat  (tags: Ecology, Election, Energy, Fracking, Gas, Law, USA )

Ray
- 119 days ago - rt.com
Voters in Denton, Texas approved a ban on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, on Tuesday, making the city the first in Texas to outlaw the controversial gas-extraction process.
'Fracking Loophole' Allows Drilling Companies to Use Unregulated Toxins - Report
Offbeat  (tags: Earthquake, Ecology, Fracking, Health, USA )

Ray
- 132 days ago - rt.com
A number of US oil companies are taking advantage of the so-called "Halliburton Loophole" to circumvent federal legislature regulating diesel-based fluids in fracking, instead exploiting the environment with even more toxic chemicals, new report says.
Fracking Triggered 400 Earthquakes in Ohio, Study Finds
Offbeat  (tags: Earthquake, Ecology, Fracking, Science, USA )

Ray
- 138 days ago - rt.com
A new study on the practice of hydraulic fracturing has found a direct connection to some 400 micro-earthquakes in an Ohio town. This is the second report on the Utica Shale this year. The town is one of very few where the quakes took place on a fault.
Britain's Fracking Trespass Law Flouts UK Citizens' Democratic Rights - Naomi Klein
Offbeat  (tags: Ecology, Fracking, Politics, UK )

Ray
- 148 days ago - rt.com
Recent legislative changes, which enable fracking firms to drill beneath UK citizens' land without their permission, flout Britons' fundamental democratic rights, author and activist Naomi Klein warns.
UK to Allow Fracking Drilling Under People's Land Without Their Consent
Offbeat  (tags: Energy, Fracking, Gas, Law, Politics, UK )

Ray
- 158 days ago - rt.com
The UK plans to allow fracking companies to drill under people's land without their agreement, despite public opposition.
Some 2,500 Earthquakes in Oklahoma Linked to Fracking
Offbeat  (tags: Earthquake, Ecology, Fracking, USA )

Ray
- 240 days ago - rt.com
The last five years have seen Oklahoma experience more than 2,500 earthquakes - the vast majority of which are being connected to the oil and gas exploration process of fracking.
Just 4 Fracking Wastewater Sites Cause 20 Percent of All Central US Earthquakes - Study
Offbeat  (tags: Earthquake, Fracking, Science, USA )

Ray
- 243 days ago - rt.com
Just four wastewater wells in Oklahoma - where energy companies dump water after completing the hydraulic fracturing process - have caused scores of earthquakes this year, some 30 km from the site, according to a new study by top US universities.
Thousands of Oil and Gas Wells in Pennsylvania Suspected of Leaking Methane
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Biology, Ecology, Fracking, Global warming, Health, Security, USA )

Ray
- 257 days ago - rt.com
Thousands of abandoned oil and gas wells across the state of Pennsylvania could be leaking methane gas into the atmosphere, a new report states.
Fracking Moratorium Fails in California Despite Strong Public Support
Offbeat  (tags: Energy, Fracking, Gas, Natural resources, Oil, Politics, Shale, USA )

Ray
- 278 days ago - rt.com
The California Senate killed a bill that would enact a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing - or fracking - in the state. The ban's proponents blame lobbying by the oil industry, which spent nearly $1.5 million in three months fighting the bill.
UK to Hush Fracking Victims With $1.35mn as Vast New Reserves Uncovered
Offbeat  (tags: EU, Earthquake, Fracking, Health, Law, Politics, Protest, Science, UK )

Ray
- 285 days ago - rt.com
The UK government will attempt to buy off communities by increasing compensation for fracking operations after announcing plans to deny them the use of trespass laws. This comes just as several more billion barrels of oil were found in southern England.
Illegal Dumping of Fracking Fluids in Texas Highlights Risk
Offbeat  (tags: Energy, Fracking, Gas, Oil, USA )

Ray
- 287 days ago - rt.com
Texas authorities are investigating the illegal dumping of toxic oil-and-gas-drilling waste fluids in Karnes County, Texas, ground zero for the hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, boom in the state's Eagle Ford Shale region.
 

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