Tuesday, 17 January 2017
Jessica Ernst, the biologist who on Friday, lost a split decision in the Supreme Court of Canada over suing the Alberta Energy Regulator, is no ordinary person. Story here.
Monday, 7 November 2016
Oklahoma has experienced thousands of earthquakes in recent years, which scientists have linked back to fracking and wastewater disposal. Story here.
Saturday, 29 October 2016
Nation of Change
The study also confirms the practice of fracking can contaminate both air and water in nearby communities. Story here.
Sunday, 17 July 2016
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Thursday, 28 April 2016
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Sunday, 3 April 2016
newsStudy also finds companies fracked into underground sources of water and at much shallower depths than previously known, close to drinking water wells. More here.
Sunday, 27 March 2016
Tuesday, 16 February 2016
Magnitude 4.8 quake rattles area, but no injuries or damage reported, energy regulator says. Story here.
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Friday, 18 December 2015
British lawmakers have voted in favour of the use of fracking to extract shale gas under national parks, weakening a decision against fracking in national parks made earlier this year and giving shale gas explorers access to more resources. More here.
Sunday, 18 October 2015
A comprehensive new look at a wide range of research concludes that fracking inevitably pollutes water and air and harms people. Story here.
Wednesday, 9 September 2015
At least three earthquakes strike the UK every year as the result of human activity, according to a new study. Story here.
Sunday, 9 August 2015
Inside Climate News
While most fracking-related earthquakes in the U.S. are pegged to wastewater injection, Canadian scientists believe fracking itself is to blame in Alberta. Story here.
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Tuesday, 4 August 2015
Findings throw EPA emissions database and countless other fracking studies into question. Story here.
Sunday, 12 April 2015
Inside Climate News
Chesapeake Energy paid undisclosed fees to the lead author, whose study was based on water samples provided by the company. Story here.
Saturday, 21 March 2015
by Larry Powell
PinP has learned that, years before “fracking” was blamed for a significant earthquake in northern Alberta early this year, a whole series of somewhat smaller quakes was happening in the Horn River Basin of northeastern BC, where fracking reached a peak some four years ago.
Researchers representing the Geological Survey of Canada and the BC Oil and Gas Commission reviewed seismographs from the area from 2002 to 2011. They conclude there is a “high likelihood of a physical relationship” between the quakes and the fracking. They detected only 24 local quakes in the Basin in ’02 and ’03, before fracking began. But, by 2011, when fracking peaked, that number had jumped to 131. And so had the magnitude - from 2.9 (on the Richter scale) before fracking, to 3.6 afterward.
Then this past January, Alberta’s energy regulator blamed fracking for an earthquake in the northern part of that province, near Fox Creek. According to the CBC, it was “of 4.4 magnitude, severe enough to cause minor damage.” It was described as the worst quake of its kind ever attributed to fracking.
Fracking is another term for “hydraulic fracturing.” It’s a technique used in the energy industry. Water and chemicals are injected under tremendous pressure into underground shale formations, forcing the natural gas in them to the surface. Groups such as Physicians for Social Responsibility, have expressed a host of concerns about the practice, including the toxic nature of the chemicals which are suspected of polluting underground wellwater. Fracking has spread to many areas of the world over the past decades, including Canada.
The research relating to the BC events was published recently in the Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences. But it is not believed to have been widely reported in the mainstream media as yet.
Which begs the question, just how many other earthquakes linked to fracking may already be occurring in Canada, which we haven't even heard about yet?
Friday, 6 March 2015
Saturday, 7 February 2015
Monday, 2 February 2015
Situation described as 'unfolding catastrophe' as investigation finds oil drilling companies injected untold amounts of waste into protected groundwater reserves. Story here.
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The dollar cost to Manitobans of a deadly hog disease is being revealed. Yet key details regarding its magnitude remain secret. A Planet in Peril (PinP) exclusive.by Larry Powell Manitoba taxpayers have paid out well over 800 thousand dollars to help hog producers battle “Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea,...
Manitoba's Decker Hutterite Colony says, several dead hogs spotted recently on a public roadway, nearby, died of natural causes.by Larry Powell Hog carcasses in two dumpsters on a side road near the Decker Colony, northwest of Brandon, Apr. 24th. I spott...
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