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Britain’s Cuadrilla starts fracking for gas after 7-yr pause

Cuadrilla, 47.4% owned by Australia’s AJ Lucas and 45.2% owned by a fund managed by Riverstone, said it would spend at least three months fracking two horizontal wells to test flow rates to determine …

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Fracking Waste Ban Moves Forward with Senate Committee Vote

TRENTON, NJ – The Senate Environment and Energy Committee voted 4-1 to pass S678, a bill that would ban toxic drilling waste from oil and gas fracking. The bill is championed by a statewide coalition …

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Fracking wastewater from Pa. often ends up in Ohio. Some residents say they’ve had enough

Michelle Garman used to marvel at the 22-acres of land around her home in Vienna, Ohio, less than 10 miles from the Pennsylvania border. “I would lean out my back window and say, ‘oh my god, I …

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Ohio Residents Fed Up With Fracking Wastewater

Much of the wastewater from Pennsylvania’s fracking industry is trucked across the border to Ohio. Last year, Pennsylvania and West Virginia contributed nearly half of the more than a billion gallons …

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Gas fracking to start in England again next week after 7-year halt

The government, keen to cut Britain’s reliance on gas imports which soared to more than 50% of supplies earlier this year, gave consent for Cuadrilla to go ahead with fracking again in northwest Engla…

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Proposed fracking waste injection well near Pittsburgh gets a hearing

(Plum) — Environmentalists and residents spoke out against a proposed fracking waste injection well in the Pittsburgh suburb of Plum Monday night. Westmoreland County-based Penneco Environmental Solu…

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Tees Valley Mayor backs fracking as report on ‘indigenous feedstocks’ is passed by council leaders

A strategy which includes supporting fracking has been backed by the leaders of the Tees … said had been “used successfully” to produce chemical commodities in the Gulf Coast of the USA. And the rep…

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Study ties fracking to radioactive wastewater

Two Dartmouth studies recently established a link between fracking and the production of radioactive wastewater. Lead researcher and earth sciences professor Josh Landis and his team found that the pr…

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Fifty Towns in Connecticut Have Now Banned Fracking Waste

The push for a comprehensive ban has been led by a local resident group called Greenwich Conservation Advocates, whose members put in many months of hard work, introducing the ban over a year ago. The …

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How slick water and black shale in fracking combine to produce radioactive waste

Radium from within rock leaches from clay minerals that transfer highly radioactive radium-228 and an organic phase that serves as the source of radium-226. Credit: Joshua D. Landis. Radioactivity …

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