Tag: Fracking

Colorado Democratic leaders tout benefits of oil/gas, urge ‘collaborative conversation’

Colorado Democratic leaders tout benefits of oil/gas, urge ‘collaborative conversation’

“The more discussion, the higher probability we’ll get a solution both sides can live with” By Aileen Yeung, EnergyInDepth At an event sponsored by the Colorado Petroleum Council and the American Petroleum Institute (API) yesterday, Colo. Gov. John Hickenlooper (D), Denver Mayor Michael Hancock (D), and API president and chief executive officer Jack Gerard hailed […]

USGS report finds 50% decline in induced seismicity risk

USGS report finds 50% decline in induced seismicity risk

Industry invested more than $50 million to reduce earthquake risks since March 2015 By Seth Whitehead, EnergyInDepth The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has just released its second-ever report forecasting both natural and induced seismicity potential throughout the United States. Notably, the report finds a 50 percent reduction in the number of Americans living in an […]

More Oklahoma earthquakes linked to wastewater wells in 2017 – USGS

More Oklahoma earthquakes linked to wastewater wells in 2017 – USGS

Oklahoma earthquakes induced by industry reduced in 2016, but largest quake recorded last year Some areas in southern Kansas and Oklahoma are likely to experience damaging earthquakes due to oil industry activity in 2017, according to the United States Geological Survey. The USGS has created maps that identify ground-shaking hazards in 2017 caused by human […]

Oklahoma regulator issues new directive to curb quakes

Oklahoma regulator issues new directive to curb quakes

Oklahoma regulator limits future increases in underground wastewater disposal By Liz Hampton HOUSTON, Feb 24 (Reuters) – The Oklahoma oil and gas regulator on Friday issued a wider directive limiting future increases in wastewater disposal underground in another effort to address a rash of temblors that have occurred amid the shale boom. The guidelines include wells […]

By February 24, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Cancer incidence rates in fracking, non-fracking states

Cancer incidence rates in fracking, non-fracking states

Cancer incidence rates below national average (454.8 per 100,000) in top-four oil and gas producing states by Seth Whitehead, EnergyInDepth EID has debunked numerous activist-funded or authored health studies in recent years, and most of them have either specifically claimed fracking causes cancer or insinuated it can cause cancer, despite having no evidence to support […]

By February 24, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Important context for Canadian study on fracking and fish

Important context for Canadian study on fracking and fish

Vermont produces no oil or gas, spill database shows 650 to 900 spills a year of oil, propane and industrial wastewater By Seth Whitehead, EnergyInDepth Researchers from the University of Alberta released a new study this week that finds exposure to fracking flowback water “can” cause health problems in fish, specifically liver and gill damage. […]

By January 30, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Church of England gives blessing to fracking in the UK

Church of England gives blessing to fracking in the UK

Church of England also recognized COP 21 as key element of UK government’s policies By Lily Emamian, EnergyInDepth A report released last week by the Church of England endorses shale development in the United Kingdom, lauding fracking as a “morally acceptable practice” when paired with a clean energy transition and appropriate safety measures. Authored by […]

By January 25, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
First study assessing potential hydraulic fracturing impact on aquatic animals

First study assessing potential hydraulic fracturing impact on aquatic animals

Results provide basis for regulators and industry to develop policies and procedures By Katie Willis Researchers at the University of Alberta have conducted the first-ever study to use hydraulic fracturing fluids to examine effects on aquatic animals, such as rainbow trout, according to a press release. Horizontal drilling with high-volume hydraulic fracturing is a practice […]

By January 25, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Leaving office, Obama acknowledges natural gas’ role in GHG reduction legacy

Leaving office, Obama acknowledges natural gas’ role in GHG reduction legacy

Recent University of Chicago report found fracking generating “enormous benefits” to local economies near shale development By Seth Whitehead, EnergyInDepth President Obama penned an article in Science this week titled “The irreversible momentum of clean energy” that — based on the headline alone — would suggest he believes renewable energy is solely responsible for what he […]

By January 23, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
UK regulator: Activists’ fracking claims not backed up by evidence

UK regulator: Activists’ fracking claims not backed up by evidence

Friends of the Earth cannot repeat claims made in its anti-fracking leaflet By Nicole Jacobs, EnergyInDepth The United Kingdom’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) — an independent regulator charged with preventing misleading, harmful and/or offensive advertisements — came to an informal ruling this week that the anti-fracking group, Friends of the Earth (FOE), released leaflets that could […]

By January 9, 2017 0 Comments Read More →