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Fracking Companies Keep 10% of Chemicals Secret, EPA Says | InsideClimate News
Stefan Cramer April 01st, 2015

By Neela Banerjee, InsideClimate News Oil and gas companies refuse to disclose 10 percent of the hundreds of chemicals they use during hydraulic fracturing, according to a new analysis by the Environmental Protection Agency. The revelation comes in a major installment of the EPA’s study of the potential risks of fracking on drinking water. Read more at: ...


Big Oil Pressured Scientists Over Fracking Wastewater’s Link to Quakes
Stefan Cramer March 31st, 2015

BLOOMBERG reports: In November 2013, Austin Holland, Oklahoma’s state seismologist, got a request that made him nervous. It was from David Boren, president of the University of Oklahoma, which houses the Oklahoma Geological Survey where Holland works. Boren, a former U.S. senator, asked Holland to his office for coffee with Harold Hamm, the billionaire founder ...


Chevron withdraws from Beach Energy shale exploration project
Stefan Cramer March 30th, 2015

Chevron abandons Australia’s largest shale exploration venture, as it walks away from an drilling agreement in the Cooper Basin with Beach Energy. Beach Energy will now be seeking a new partner to fund exploratory drilling in the Nappamerri Trough. Beach Energy said that following an extensive technical evaluation revealed a large gas resource and potential for further appraisal. However, ...


UK medical professionals call for fracking ban
Stefan Cramer March 30th, 2015

Twenty prominent UK doctors and medical academics call for fracking to be banned, as it poses an “inherent risk” to public and environmental health. In a letter sent for publication to the British Medical Journal, doctors and academics from University College London, Manchester, Southampton and Lancaster outlined their reasoning for the rest of the UK to ...


Global Shale Fail: Oil Majors Leaving Fracking Fields Across Europe, Asia
Stefan Cramer March 23rd, 2015

Steve Horn reports for the DESMOSBLOG.COM With some analysts predicting the global price of oil to see another drop, many oil majors have deployed their parachutes and jumped from the hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) projects rapidly nose-diving across the world. As The Wall Street Journal recently reported, the unconvetional shale oil and gas boom is still predominantly U.S.-centric, likely to ...