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Most Americans Still Back Nuclear Power, See Future in Solar âEUR" Poll
Offbeat  (tags: Energy, Gas, Natural resources, Oil, Resources, Shale, USA )

Ray
- 123 days ago - rt.com
Americans are increasingly looking to solar and wind energy for the future, but most of them still support nuclear energy, a new Gallup poll shows. Overall support for oil and natural gas exploration has dropped, due to divided opinions on fracking.
Fracking Banned in Its Birthplace: Texas Town Votes to Outlaw Hydraulic Fracturing
Offbeat  (tags: Ecology, Election, Energy, Fracking, Gas, Law, USA )

Ray
- 268 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.
UK to Allow Fracking Drilling Under People's Land Without Their Consent
Offbeat  (tags: Energy, Fracking, Gas, Law, Politics, UK )

Ray
- 306 days ago - rt.com
The UK plans to allow fracking companies to drill under people's land without their agreement, despite public opposition.
Fracking Moratorium Fails in California Despite Strong Public Support
Offbeat  (tags: Energy, Fracking, Gas, Natural resources, Oil, Politics, Shale, USA )

Ray
- 426 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.
Illegal Dumping of Fracking Fluids in Texas Highlights Risk
Offbeat  (tags: Energy, Fracking, Gas, Oil, USA )

Ray
- 435 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.
Santa Cruz Becomes First California County to Ban Fracking
Offbeat  (tags: Energy, Fracking, Gas, Oil, USA )

Ray
- 436 days ago - rt.com
Santa Cruz County has become the first county in California to implement a "permanent" ban on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in addition to all other onshore oil and gas development.
UK to Run Out of Oil, Gas and Coal in Five Years - Report
Offbeat  (tags: EU, Energy, Europe, Fracking, Gas, Oil, Russia, UK )

Ray
- 439 days ago - rt.com
New research from the Global Sustainability Institute has found that Britain, France and many other European countries have low reserves of fossil fuels, and their home grown energy could be entirely reliant on imports in several years.
Illegal 'Fracking-Like' Oil Drilling Halted in Ecologically-Sensitive Everglades
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Ecology, Energy, Fracking, Gas, Law, Oil, USA )

Ray
- 444 days ago - rt.com
Florida officials have ordered an oil-drilling company to halt its illegal fracking-like operations near the Everglades, raising the ire of area citizens already concerned about the harm of energy exploration to humans and the region's delicate ecosystem.
Fracking's Unexpected Side-Effect: Traffic Deaths on the Rise
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Fracking, Gas, Health, Natural resources, Oil, Security, USA )

Ray
- 447 days ago - rt.com
Fracking requires twice or three times as many truck trips per well as older oil and gas extraction techniques. That could be reason for drilling areas in US witnessing a significant spike in traffic fatalities, new analysis suggests.
The IMF Goes to War in Ukraine
Offbeat  (tags: Bailout, Clashes, Conflict, Crisis, EU, Economy, Gas, Human rights, Natural resources, Politics, Russia, USA, Ukraine, Violence )

Ray
- 449 days ago - rt.com
The IMF has approved a $17 billion loan to Ukraine. The first $3.2 billion tranche has arrived on Wednesday. It's essential to identify the conditions attached to this Mafia-style "loan."
Fracking-Linked Earthquakes Likely to Worsen - Seismologists
Offbeat  (tags: Earthquake, Energy, Fracking, Gas, Oil, Science )

Ray
- 455 days ago - rt.com
Ongoing hydraulic fracking operations will only exacerbate seismic activity, leading to heightened earthquakes in areas where wastewater is injected deep underground, according to new research.
UK Councils Have 'Conflict of Interest' on Fracking - Report
Offbeat  (tags: Corporate news, Ecology, Fracking, Gas, Politics, Scandal )

Ray
- 458 days ago - rt.com
Local authorities in the UK who play a significant part in deciding the future of fracking in the country have made indirect investments in energy companies who would be responsible for drilling and extraction projects, the Independent reports.
Family Awarded $3 Million in First US Fracking Trial
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Energy, Fracking, Gas, Health, USA )

Ray
- 463 days ago - rt.com
After three years of legal wrangling, a Texas family has won its case against a company engaged in hydraulic fracturing near their home. The family, which suffered tangible health deterioration after the fracking began, was awarded $3 million.
Russia to Create United Naval Base System for Ships, Subs in Arctic - Putin
Offbeat  (tags: Arctic, Gas, Military, Navy, Oil, Putin, Russia )

Ray
- 464 days ago - rt.com
A united system of naval bases for ships and next-generation submarines will be created in the Arctic to defend Russia's interests in the region, President Vladimir Putin said.
Exxon CEO: Don't Frack in My Backyard
Offbeat  (tags: Earthquake, Ecology, Energy, Fracking, Gas, Health, Law, USA )

Ray
- 524 days ago - rt.com
The CEO of ExxonMobil - the top producer of natural gas in the US - has joined a lawsuit that challenges the construction of a water tower connected to hydraulic fracturing operations near his Texas home, given that it may reduce the property value.
 

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