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

Ray
- 60 days ago - rt.com
The UK plans to allow fracking companies to drill under people's land without their agreement, despite public opposition.
Rockefellers to Switch Investments to 'Clean Energy'
Offbeat  (tags: investments, fossil fuels, environment, energy, nature, Rockefeller Brothers Fund )

Ray
- 64 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Heirs to the Rockefeller family, which made its vast fortune from oil, are to sell investments in fossil fuels and reinvest in clean energy, reports say.
Fracking Moratorium Fails in California Despite Strong Public Support
Offbeat  (tags: Energy, Fracking, Gas, Natural resources, Oil, Politics, Shale, USA )

Ray
- 180 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
- 190 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
- 190 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
- 193 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.
Alberta Caribou Land Selloff Doesn't Sit Well With Opposition
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, energy )

Cher
- 196 days ago - huffingtonpost.ca
Alberta's decision to sell off for energy development habitat that supports two endangered caribou herds is bad science, bad politics and bad economics, say environmentalists, scientists and opposition politicians.
Illegal 'Fracking-Like' Oil Drilling Halted in Ecologically-Sensitive Everglades
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Ecology, Energy, Fracking, Gas, Law, Oil, USA )

Ray
- 198 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-Linked Earthquakes Likely to Worsen - Seismologists
Offbeat  (tags: Earthquake, Energy, Fracking, Gas, Oil, Science )

Ray
- 209 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.
Family Awarded $3 Million in First US Fracking Trial
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Energy, Fracking, Gas, Health, USA )

Ray
- 217 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.
ERADICATING ECOCIDE GLOBAL INITIATIVE
Offbeat  (tags: animals, climate, conservation, destruction, ecosystems, endangered, energy, environment, forests, globalwarming, government, green, habitat, nature, oceans, politics, pollution, protection, radia-active, Sustainabililty, trees, water, wildlife, world, cr )

Annamaria
- 253 days ago - eradicatingecocide.com
END ECOCIDE IN EUROPE has become a global initiative, the whole world can now support the initiative and sign Eradicating Ecocide Global Initiative. PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE
U.S. Ex-Nuclear Chief Says Nuclear Power Should Be Phased Out
Offbeat  (tags: environment, destruction, energy, NRC, nuclear energy, atomic energy )

Naoko
- 256 days ago - japantoday.com
TOKYO -- As radiation spewed from Japan's nuclear disaster three years ago, the top U.S. atomic energy regulator issued a 50-mile evacuation warning for any Americans in the area, a response some found extreme.
Exxon CEO: Don't Frack in My Backyard
Offbeat  (tags: Earthquake, Ecology, Energy, Fracking, Gas, Health, Law, USA )

Ray
- 278 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.
Nuclear Site Whistleblower Fired After Complaining About Safety Conditions
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Crime, Employment, Energy, Health, Nuclear, USA )

Ray
- 280 days ago - rt.com
The termination of a safety manager from a Washington state nuclear facility this week marks the second time in four months that a whistleblower was fired from there after speaking out.
More People Than Ever Have Access To Clean Energy - The New Age of Energy Campaign By Jacob SandryOctober 21, 2013
Offbeat  (tags: environment, energy, business, culture, design, ethics, government, news, technology, wildlife, world, protection )

Ruth
- 294 days ago - joinmosaic.com
'In the U.S. a growing number of states have begun to adopt "shared renewables" laws that allow for community supported renewable energy projects or "solar gardens...."
 

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