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Bulgaria to keep fracking moratorium
Stefan Cramer February 02nd, 2015

Bulgaria is set to keep its fracking moratorium in place for the foreseeable future according to the country’s Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, but he is hopeful that alternative extraction methods to hydraulic fracturing may be developed to allow the development of Bulgaria’s shale industry. Speaking at the annual forum of the American Chamber of Commerce in ...


SNP announces indefinite fracking ban in Scotland – Telegraph
Stefan Cramer January 29th, 2015

SNP ministers have announced an indefinite ban on fracking in Scotland as they intensified their general election battle with Labour over which party is promising the greatest restrictions on the controversial practice. Fergus Ewing, the Scottish Energy Minister, declared a moratorium on granting planning permission for “unconventional” oil and gas projects that blocked all schemes north ...


Millions of gallons of saltwater leak into North Dakota creek
Stefan Cramer January 28th, 2015

(Reuters) – Almost 3 million gallons of potentially toxic saltwater leaked from a western North Dakota pipeline into a creek that feeds the Missouri River, the largest spill of its kind in the state’s history. The leak, from a four-inch saltwater pipeline operated by Summit Midstream Partners LP approximately 15 miles north of Williston, occurred earlier ...


Fracking Brings Ammonium and Iodide to Local Waterways – Scientific American
Stefan Cramer January 15th, 2015

By Marianne Lavelle and The Daily Climate Researchers find alarming levels of these new contaminants in wastewater released into Pennsylvania and West Virginia streamsJanuary 14, 2015 The findings have major implications for whether stronger regulations are needed to curb water pollution from fracking and other oil and gas industry operations. Two hazardous chemicals never before known as oil ...


Study Confirms Earthquakes In Ohio Were Triggered By Fracking | IFLScience
Stefan Cramer January 07th, 2015

January 6, 2015 | by Justine Alford A new study, released by the Seismological Society of America on Monday, has confirmed that a series of small earthquakes experienced in Ohio were triggered by fracking activity. This seismic sequence, which took place in March 2014, comprised five recorded earthquakes, ranging from magnitude 2.1 to 3.0. One of these ...