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“This is a victory for the citizens of the city of Denton, for our families, for our health, for our homes and for our future.  This ban is the voice of the citizens of Denton speaking directly to the fracking industry, and local, state and national government: WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH. So try to overturn it if you will. But know that if you do, you are on the side of corporate interests and against the people.”  Cathy McMullen, president of citizens group Frack Free Denton. (article)

 

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2019-03-07

EcoWatch / Olivia Rosane (UK)

England’s Fracking Policy Unlawful, High Court Declares

Olivia Rosane

2018-10-22

EcoWatch / Lorraine Chow (UK)

5 Earthquakes Recorded in England Just Days After Fracking Restarts

Lorraine Chow

2018-10-22

Financial Post

A 14-year-long oil spill in Gulf of Mexico verges on becoming one of the worst in U.S. history

Darryl Fears

2018-10-16

EcoWatch

60 Dead in Nigerian Pipeline Explosion

 

2018-08-

EcoWatch / Lorraine Chow (Mexico)

Newly Elected President of Mexico to Ban Fracking

Lorraine Chow

2018-06-13

Blue Ridge Outdoors (USA)

Appalachia’s $84 Billion Secret

Natalie Stickel

2018-05-21

EcoWatch (UK)

Green Groups Balk at England’s Plan to Fast Track Fracking

Olivia Rosane

2018-03-22

Science Alert (USA)

Massive Oil Fields in Texas Are Heaving, Sinking, And Opening Up Like Mouths

Peter Dockrill

2017-11-02

Reuters.com (UK)

Six years after tremors halted fracking, Britain ready to try again

Susanna Twidale

AO Fracking News

2017-09-22

DailyMail.co.uk (UK)

Tea, cake and a very English protest... so why send FIFTY police to tackle a few dozen anti-frackers?

Chris Brooke

2017-09-19

Livingston County News (USA)

Town of Richmond passes fracking ban

 

2017-08-30

NBC News

Harvey Releases 2 Million Pounds of Pollutants From Refineries, Plants

Sarah Fitzpatrick

2017-08-28

Business Insider (USA)

10 oil refineries in Texas have been shut down because of Hurricane Harvey

Elena Holodny

2017-07-14

Associated Press (Mexico)

Gasoline thieves are out of control _ and deadly _ in Mexico

Mark Stevenson

2017-07-11

EcoWatch / Oil Change Int’l

U.S. Fracked Gas Hits the UK

Andy Rowell

AO Fracking News

2017-06-29

EcoWatch / Lorraine Chow

“We’ve Made History”: Ireland Joins France, Germany and Bulgaria in Banning Fracking

Lorraine Chow

AO Fracking News

2017-04-04

EcoWatch / Lorraine Chow

Judge Revokes $4.2 Million Award to Families in Fracking Contamination Case

Lorraine Chow

2016-10-13

EcoWatch / Josh Fox

Outrageous! Felony Charges Given to Journalist Filming Anti-Pipeline Protest

Josh Fox

- not DAPL pipelines

2016-10-13

Trofire.com

Documentary Filmmaker Faces Up to 45 Years in Prison for Covering Pipeline Protest

Sydney Robinson

- Deia Schlosberg

2016-10-06

EcoWatch / Dan Zukowski

Fracking Gets Green Light in UK After Landmark Ruling

Dan Zukowski

2016-09-13

Huffington Post

Blog: North Dakota Landowner Wins Easement Battle Against Oil Company

Georgianne Nienaber

2016-07-20

EcoWatch / Katie Pohlman

Alameda Becomes 5th County in California to Ban Fracking

Katie Pohlman

2016-06-26

EcoWatch / Ohio Valley ReSource

4 States Struggling to Manage Radioactive Fracking Waste

Jie Jenny Zou

- AO Info: Nuclear News

2016-06-23

YourNewsWire.com

Germany Bans Fracking Forever [sort of]

Sean Adl-Tabatabai

2016-06-15

EcoWatch / Earthworks

Interactive Map Shows Where Toxic Air Pollution From Oil and Gas Industry Is Threatening 12.4 Million Americans

 

2016-06-15

TheGuardian.com

UK fracking firm plans to dump wastewater in the sea

Andy Rowell

2016-06-03

EcoWatch / DeSmog Blog

New Federal Report Shows Dimock Water Was Unsafe to Drink After All

Sharon Kelly

- AO Info: Oil, Gas & Water News

2016-02-29

Mashable.com

Australian farmers use thousands of sheep to spell anti-gas message

Johnny Lieu

2016-01-07

New York Times

Earthquakes in Oklahoma Raise Fears of a Big One

Michael Wines

- AO Info:  Earthquakes News

2016-01-07

InsuranceJournal.com

Its Own Scientists Question EPA Claim Fracking Is Safe for Drinking Water

Jennifer A. Dlouhy

2015-12-18

EcoWatch

Congressional Republicans Deliver Early Christmas Gift to Big Oil, Exxon and Koch Brothers

Michael Brune

- USA lifts crude oil export ban

2015-11-18

WPXI.com

Crews battle hot spots after 5-alarm industrial fire; 2 more firefighters being treated

- Leetsdale fire evacuation

- hydraulic fracturing chemicals

2015-11-02

WIVB.com

Town of Amherst bans fracking waste to thaw icy roads

Marissa Perlman

- production brine

2015-10-11

Youtube / LastWeekTonight

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: North Dakota (HBO) (20 mins)

USA

John Oliver

- Bakken oil fields

2015-08-30

CNN Money

Natural gas discovery could be largest ever

David Goldman

2015-06-02

EcoWatch / Anastasia Pantsios

3 Arrested in Denton As Oklahoma Joins Texas in Banning Fracking Bans

Anastasia Pantsios

2015-05-21

EcoWatch

State of Emergency Declared: California Oil Spill Now Estimated at 105,000 Gallons

Preeti Desai, Greenpeace

2015-05-21

Ring of Fire Radio

Study Directly Ties BP Oil Rig Explosion to Dramatic Rise in Dolphin Deaths

 

2015-05-15

Inside Climate News

Why Did NY Ban Fracking? The Official Report Is Now Public

Neela Banerjee

2015-05-15

Associated Press

US says Gulf oil spill could last 100 years

USA

Eric Tucker and Michael Kunzelman

- Taylor Energy Co. leark in Gulf of Mexico (2004)

2015-05-13

Ring of Fire Radio

Offshore Drilling to Resume at Site of Deepwater Horizon Explosion

USA

Amy Eddings

2015-05-05

EcoWatch / Cole Mellino

Texas Passes Ban on Fracking Bans (Yes, You Read that Right)

USA

Cole Mellino

2015-05-04

Care2.com

BP Refuses to Accept Care2 Petition With Over 140,000 Signatures

USA

Chris Sosa

- Gulf Future Coalition

2015-04-30

Ontarioherald.com / Washington Times

Fracking Politics Trump Science as Oil Industry, Environmental Lobby Push Biased Views

USA

Washington Times

2015-04-20

Texas Tribune (USA)

Will Texas Ever Change Railroad Commission Name?

USA

Jim Malewitz

2015-04-15

BBC News

Mexico oil spill leaves 200,000 without water

Mexico

- puncture caused by oil thieves

2015-04-10

Ibtimes.com

Deep Water Horizon BP Oil Spill Prompts New Drilling Rule Five Years Later

USA

Christopher Harress

2015-04-10

Alaska Dispatch News

Oilfield freight balances refinery freight loss for Alaska Railroad

USA

- closure of North Pole refinery (Flint Hills jet fuel) offset by other oilfield activity on North Slope

2015-03-26

WVGazette.com

W.Va. losing population faster than any other state

David Gutman

- “It [oil & gas industry] doesn’t employ that many people, and a lot of the people that it does employ aren’t from West Virginia”

2015-03-26

Daily Mail (UK)

Lawmakers unhappy with new fracking rules (USA)

- companies required to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing

2015-03-24

ThingProgress.org

A $600-Million Fracking Company Just Sued This Tiny Ohio Town For Its Water

USA

Samantha Page

2015-03-20

Eastern Ontario Network Television

Oil and gas industry groups sue over U.S. fracking rules

USA

Ayesha Rascoe

2015-03-19

EcoWatch / Anastasia Pantsios

No Fracking in State Parks, Ohio House Democrats and Republicans Surprisingly Agree

USA

Anastasia Pantsios

2015-03-18

EcoWatch / Ryan Fikes

10 Things BP’s New Report Doesn’t Tell You

USA

- BP’s gulf of Mexico disaster

2015-03-17

EcoWatch / Anastasia Pantsios

Community Rights vs. Corporate Rights: Citizens Fight for Home Rule Against Fracking and Pipelines

USA

Anastasia Pantsios

2015-03-09

San Antonio Business Journal

Railroad commissioners support lifting crude oil export ban

USA

Sergio Chapa

2015-03-05

Freespeech.org / Ring of Fire Radio

California Regulators Order Oil and Gas Companies to Stop Drilling

USA

Amy Eddings

2015-03-04

State Journal (West Virginia, USA)

House of Delegates passes leased integration 'pooling' bill 60-40

USA

Erin Timony

2015-03-02

EcoWatch / Ted Glick

Constitution Pipeline: ‘The Keystone Pipeline of Natural Gas’

USA

Ted Glick

- interstate

2015-02-24

CNN

Obama rejects Keystone XL bill

Kevin Liptak

2015-02-12

Yes Magazine

Deep in the Amazon, a Tiny Tribe Is Beating Big Oil

David Goodman

2015-02-03

Rogue RiverKeeper

Proposed Liquefied Natural Gas Project (LNG)

USA

- Oregon

- Jordan Cove

- 230 mile pacific connector pipeline

2015-01-28

BBC News

Block on fracking in Scotland announced by minister

Scotland UK

- moratorium

2015-01-26

Farmers Guardian

NFU Mutual clarifies its position on fracking insurance

UK

- oil & gas production – including fracking – is not a farming activity thus

2015-01-21

EcoWatch / Stefanie Spear

BP Shareholders Urge Oil Giant to Face Up to Climate Risks

UK

Stefanie Spear

2014-12-17

Democrat and Chronicle blog

Breaking: NY rules against hydrofracking

USA

Joseph Spector

2014-12-17

EcoWatch / Anastasia Pantsios

Obama Permanently Protects Alaska’s Bristol Bay From Oil and Gas Development

USA

Anastasia Pantsios

2014-12-01

EcoWatch / Anastasia Pantsios

Fracking Frenzy Threatens Developing Nations

Anastasia Pantsios

2014-11-25

NY Times

What North Dakota Would Look Like if Its Oil Drilling Lines Were Aboveground

USA

Gregor Aisch

Link to database of incidents (NY Times)

2014-11-13

BaltimoreFishbowl.com

Dominion’s Cove Point: Poised to Open the Door to Fracking in Maryland

USA

Laurel Peltier

- why we shouldn’t export

2014-11-05

EcoWatch / Anastasia Pantsios

Fracking Bans Pass in Denton, Texas, Two California Counties and One Ohio Town

USA

Anastasia Pantsios

2014-09-14

Toronto Star

For oil-rich Norway, it’s not easy being green

Norway

Paul Watson

2014-09-10

EcoWatch / Anastasia Pantsios

Fracking California Videos Show Huge Impact of Drilling on Communities

USA

Anastasia Pantsios

2014-09-10

Dallas News

Railroad Commissioner candidate proposes ‘water conservation plan’ for fracking

USA

Marissa Barnett

- 40,000 Olympic size pools of water  per year used in drilling state-wide

2014-09-04

EcoWatch / Anastasia Pantsios

BP Found Guilty of ‘Gross Negligence’ and ‘Willful Misconduct’ in 2010 Gulf Oil Disaster

USA

Anastasia Pantsios

2014-09-03

The Guardian (UK)

Pro-fracking newspaper ad banned by Advertising Standards Authority

UK

Sean Farrell

2014-08-23

Tyler Morning Telegraph

Railroad Commission looks at disposal well rule changes (Texas)

USA

Alex Mills, Alliance of Energy Producers

2014-08-07

EcoWatch / J Henry Fair

Fracking comes to Ireland

Ireland

J Henry Fair

2014-07-24

EcoWatch / Brandon Baker

Report Exposes European Lobby Groups Who Ensure Expansion of Shale Gas

USA

Brandon Baker

2014-07-18

EcoWatch / ProPublica

Extreme Drought in CA Triggers Halting of Fracking Waste Injection to Avoid Aquifer Contamination

Abrahm Lustgarten

2014-07-15

CBS News (Texas, USA)

Denton Council Votes Against Fracking Ban; Issue Goes To Voters This Fall

USA – trying to ban fracking within city limits in Texas

2014-07-09

EcoWatch / Midwest Energy News

Study Finds More Costs Than Benefits From Fracking

USA

Douglas J. Guth

2014-07-03

NewsOK

Oklahoma officials agree to railroad demands to keep oil train shipments secret

USA

Paul Monies

2014-06-30

EcoWatch

Court Rules That New York Towns Can Ban Fracking

USA

2014-06-29

CalCoastNews.com

Senator demands disclosure of crude oil railroad shipments

USA

 

2014-06-27

Tyler Morning Telegraph

Railroad agency's improper silence

USA

The Texas Railroad Commission – oil and gas regulator

2014-06-25

Words for a Better World

Josh Fox on Terry Greenwood

USA

Lisa Bardack

Terry’s video

2014-06-09

Globe and Mail

Anti-fracking campaign dampens British buzz over shale

UK

Shawn McCarthy

2014-06-05

Toronto Star

British PM’s pre-election program features fracking

UK

Robert Hutton, Kitty Donaldson, Bloomberg

2014-05-14

Food & Water Watch

German Environment Ministers Institute De Facto Moratorium on Fracking

Germany

“German environment ministers have clearly recognized the threats of large-scale fracking for the environment and public health.”

2014-05-08

The Telegraph (UK)

Britain needs shale – so it's time to get fracking

UK

Lord MacGregor

2014-05-02

Upworthy / EarthJustice

A Small Town Just Came Up With a Surprisingly Simple Way to Stop Fracking Dead In Its Tracks.

Youtube video

2014-05-02

EcoWatch / National Research Council

Federal Study Warns Oil Industry Nowhere Near Prepared for Spill in Arctic

Carey L. Biron, Mint Press News

2014-03-17

EcoWatch / Skytruth

4 Years After Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, EPA Lifts BP’s Gulf Drilling Ban

 

2014-03-12

Huffington Post

Albany Places Moratorium On Crude Oil Processing Expansion Until Health Study Is Completed

Mary Esch

2014-03-04

CBS

Little Known Pipeline Draws Debate in North Texas

Jack Douglas Jr. and Jason Allen

- “Seaway” 500 miles from Cushing, Oaklahoma to Texas Gulf Coast

2014-02-13

Nikkei Asian Review

Japan to get hands on cheap US shale gas starting in 2017

Japan/USA

2014-02-26

EcoWatch / Jeff Biggers

FrackGate Comes to Illinois? Media Blackout on Fracking Vote

USA

Jeff Biggers

- showing the power of the oil & gas companies

2014-02-20

Wells Journal

Insurance shock for Wells home owners

UK

Ruth Ovens

2014-02-20

Rock Products

Texas Fracking Advocate Takes Message to UK

USA

Chris Faulkner, Breitling Energy Corp.,

2014-02-05

RT.com

Fracking is draining water from US areas suffering major shortages - report

USA

2014-01-20

Globe and Mail

Energy giants eye Italy as south embarks on new oil boom

Italy

2014-01-13

EcoWatch / Mint Press News

UK Proposes to Frack One-Half of Great Britain

England

 

2014-01-13

Daily Mail

'We're going all out for shale gas': Cameron promises cash for families living near fracking sites but is it enough?

England

Matt Chorley and Gerri Peev

2014-01-11

Huffington Post

Norway's Oil Fund Heads For $1 Trillion; So Where Is Alberta's Pot Of Gold?

Daniel Tencer

2014-01-08

Observer

All Norwegians become crown millionaires, in oil saving landmark

Norway

Alister Doyle, Reuters

2014-01-08

EcoWatch / Michael Sobczak

Fracking Colorado

USA

- 51,000 active gas wells in Colorado

- 79,000 inactive wells (50-55 percent of these are awaiting the new fracking technology)

- approx. 130,000 completed wells exist in Colorado.

- Weld County has about 21,000 active wells

2013-12-20

BBC News

Mexican president signs controversial oil and gas law

Mexico

2013-12-18

EcoWatch / Union of Communities Affected by Texaco

Significant Victory for Ecuadorians in Oil Pollution Case Against Chevron

Ecuador

2013-12-07

Earth First Journal

Hundreds Tear Down Fences, Break into Chevron Site in Romania

Romania

2013-12-04

Daily Mail (UK)

It looks like a puddle with petrol glistening on the surface... but this is the mighty Niger Delta defiled by repeated spills by oil companies

Nigeria

Chris Pleasance

2013-12-01

Youtube / Gayzer Frackman (UK)

Walk the Walk – Helen Chuntso’s at No 10

England

Letter against fracking from Barton Moss Protection Camp

2013-11-27

Independent (UK)

Barton Moss: The latest front line in Britain’s unconventional energy revolution against fracking

England

Jonathan Brown

Barton Moss

2013-11-05

Reuters

Ukraine signs $10 billion shale gas deal with Chevron

Ukraine

Pavel Polityuk, Richard Balmforth

2013-10-18

The Telegraph (UK)

Blog: More trouble for the embattled fracking industry – employment prospects are plunging

England

Geoffrey Lean

2013-07-02

EcoWatch / Oil Change International (UK)

Fracking the Streets of London

England

Andy Rowell

British opinion piece

2013-02-10

Thinkprogress.org

In Australia, Wind Power is already cheaper than fossil fuels, and solar is right behind

Australia

Jeff Spross

2013-01-24

Telegraph

Trillions of dollars worth of oil found in Australian outback

Australia

Jonathan Perlman

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