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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
- 851 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.
Scottish Parliament Votes to Ban Fracking
Business  (tags: UK, Scotland, Scottish Government, Scottish Parliament, moratorium, shale gas, coalbed methane, underground gasification, climate change, good news )

Evelyn
- 1109 days ago - foe-scotland.org.uk
"It is clear from today's vote that there is a growing consensus that stopping climate change means we have to say no to new fossil fuels like fracked gas." The Scottish Govt has put a moratorium on shale gas, coalbed methane & underground gasification
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
- 1359 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.
UK to Allow Fracking Companies to Use 'Any Substance' Under Homes
Business  (tags: UK, proposed legal amendment, fracking, shale gas, law, government, bad news )

Evelyn
- 1703 days ago - theguardian.com
The legal change makes a "mockery" of ministers' claims that the UK has the best shale gas regulation in the world, according to green campaigners, who said it is so loosely worded it could also enable the burial of nuclear waste.
   

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