Blog Posts - Fracking



Greens celebrate nana anti-fracking victory by giving her lifetime membership

The Green Party has celebrated the dismissal of the case against Anti-Fracking Nana Tina Rothery today as a victory for the future of peaceful protest.Rothery, a 54-year-old grandmother, could have become the first ever climate change protest...
by wembleymatters on Dec 9, 2016

Fracking chemicals exposure may harm fertility in female mice

"The study was the first to find a link between chemical exposure and adverse reproductive and developmental outcomes in female mice. Scientists exposed the mice to 23 chemicals commonly used in fracking, as well as oil and gas development, to study...
by PolygenicBlog on Aug 26, 2016

Associations between Unconventional Natural Gas Development and Nasal and Sinus, Migraine Headache, and Fatigue Symptoms in Pennsylvania

Background: Unconventional natural gas development (UNGD) (fracking) produces environmental contaminants and psychosocial stressors. Despite these concerns, few studies have evaluated the health effects of UNGD. Objectives: We investigated associati...
by PolygenicBlog on Aug 26, 2016

Australia’s #LNG Industry in Transition

APPEA returns to Brisbane this year and the conference (hopefully) will bring into focus the significant challenges facing the industry and stimulate a lively discussion about the future. I think we’re due for an industry reset. Here’s a...
by Fuel Up! on May 8, 2016

Greenpeace frack Parliament's front garden #frackminster

Gandhi looks on approvinglyGreenpeace brough the fracking issue into the heart of government today when they erected a fracking rig in Parliament Square. This is their statement:Take power now. Don't let yourself, any longer, be ruled by someone else...
by wembleymatters on Feb 9, 2016

Toxins found in fracking fluids and wastewater, study shows -- ScienceDaily

"In an analysis of more than 1,000 chemicals in fluids used in and created by hydraulic fracturing (fracking), researchers found that many of the substances have been linked to reproductive and developmental health problems, and the majority had unde...
by PolygenicBlog on Jan 9, 2016

GEOLOGICAL WONDERLAND: The awe-inspiring beauty of Yellowstone National Park

With canyons, waterfalls, rivers, forests and mountains, Yellowstone National Park showed us the beauty of this planet. The park also happens to be the largest mega-fauna location […] Continue reading at The Mindful Word journal of engaged l...
by The Mindful Word on Nov 21, 2015

Fracking Film at Civic Centre on Wednesday November 11th

Doors open at 7pm and the film will start at 7.30pm. The event will take place in Board Rooms 3 & 4 (go straight there rather than wait at reception) at Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way , Wembley HA9 0FJ.More about fracking...
by wembleymatters on Nov 8, 2015

Wisconsin Farmland Ruined By Frac Sand Mining

Some of Wisconsin's most productive farmland is being ruined by the mining of frac sand, an essential material used by the hydraulic fracturing industry. The post Wisconsin Farmland Ruined By Frac Sand Mining appeared first on WebEcoist.
by WebEcoist on Oct 16, 2015

La tisi dell’economia liberista

Una volta si chiamava eufemisticamente mal sottile, per togliere alla vera e propria pandemia di tubercolosi o tisi sviluppatasi nel corso della rivoluzione industriale, il carattere drammatico della malattia incurabile. Incurabile, certo, ma che fin...
by Il Simplicissimus on Sep 16, 2015

Tanks, bears and the art of protest

Yesterday Vivienne Westwood rode on a tank to David Cameron’s house in a rather bizarre protest about fracking. The stunt was described as a ‘fake chemical attack’, because the protestors apparently draw a straight line between frac...
by Make Wealth History on Sep 12, 2015

Can fracking contaminate the water table?

  Can fracking activities impact the water table? I thought I’d share some of the science behind oil drilling and water tables to demystify this aspect of the oil and gas industry.   Oil and gas are usually (but not aways – see o...
by Fuel Up! on Sep 2, 2015

Humans may be harmed by endocrine disrupting chemicals released during natural gas mining

"More than 15 million Americans live within one mile of unconventional oil and gas (UOG) operations that combine directional drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking" to release natural gas from underground rock. Scientific studies still are i...
by PolygenicBlog on Aug 28, 2015

Labour leadership contenders' stance on environmental policies

Environmentally conscious Labour readers of this blog may be interested in the candidates' answers to questions put by Friends of the Earth. Below I republish the original FOE blog that can be found HERE  We asked the Labour leadershi...
by wembleymatters on Aug 27, 2015

The Governments own legal high

The sight on our streets of gas canisters and deflated balloons are evidence of how some party goers in our town centres are keen to get hold of Nitrous Oxide. Although the use of laughing gas is not funny, the challenge is … Continue reading...
by IanChisnall on Aug 13, 2015

We need the wind of change

Its seems clear that the Conservative Party has an energy policy that is at odds with the views of most UK residents. Throughout the 5 years of the last Government and into this one, several Ministers led by Eric Pickles in his role as … Co...
by IanChisnall on Aug 7, 2015

Jim Rogers Predicts Crude Oil, Russian Ruble Comeback But Warns On U.S. Dollar

On Tuesday, The Economic Times (India) released an interview of well-known investor, author, and financial commentator Jim Rogers on its website. Discussing weakness in the crude oil market in light of the recent nuclear “deal” with Iran, the for...
by Survival And Prosperity on Jul 17, 2015

Lancashire councillors vote against Cuadrilla's fracking plans

I have just received this message from Richard Casson of Greenpeace: Amazing news -- Lancashire just said no to fracking! In a resounding move that will send shockwaves through the fossil fuel industry, Lancashire councillors voted overwhelmingly a...
by wembleymatters on Jun 29, 2015

Dawn Butler gives Brent FoE her views on pressing environmental issues

Brent Friends of the Earth have issued the following account of their meeting with Dawn Butler, Labour, Brent Central, when they lobbied her over Climate Change.  Six members of Brent Friends of the Earth (Brent FoE) met with Brent Central MP D...
by wembleymatters on Jun 23, 2015

Fracking Has Contaminated Drinking Water in Eleven States, EPA Study

After years of asserting that hydraulic fracturing has never tainted drinking water, the Obama administration issued a long-awaited study of the controversial oil and gas production technique that confirmed “specific instances” when fracki...
by Actualité Distincte on Jun 9, 2015


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