Posts Tagged 'Marcellus Shale'

N.Y. official rejects independent fracking study

New York Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens has rejected requests by health and environmental groups to have an independent party assess the health impact of the natural gas extraction method called “hydraulic fracturing” or “fracking.”

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is awaiting the results of a DEC review begun in 2008 before deciding whether to allow high-volume fracking in New York.

Fracking involves pumping large quantities of water underground to break up ...

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Groups plan “Global Frackdown” Sept. 22

Dozens of organizations worldwide are sponsoring an event for Sept. 22 called the “Global Frackdown,” to protest the hydraulic fracturing method of natural gas extraction.

According to the event’s Website: “The Global Frackdown will unite concerned citizens everywhere for a day of action on September 22, 2012 to send a message to elected officials in our communities and across the globe that we want a future fueled by clean, renewable energy, ...

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Fracking controversy in South Africa

The fracking controversy has cropped up in Africa, according to a story in the Huffington Post.

The story says South Africa has lifted its moratorium on the hydraulic fracturing method of natural gas extraction, commonly known as “fracking.” The Treasure the Karoo Action Group intends to fight that decision, taking it to South Africa’s highest court if necessary.

Fracking involves injecting millions of gallons of chemically treated water underground, breaking up rock ...

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Environmentalist calls on governor to prevent fracking

Tracy Carluccio deputy director of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, recently wrote an opinion piece for the Albany Times Union calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo not to allow hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” in New York.

Cuomo appears poised to approve fracking on a limited scale along the border with Pennsylvania, where the practice is allowed. Fracking involved injecting millions of gallons of chemically treated water underground in order to break up underground ...

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Fracking opponents rally in N.Y.

According to a story in the Seattle Post Intelligencer, opponents of the natural gas extraction method known as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” gathered in Albany to pressure Gov. Andrew Cuomo not to allow it in the state of New York.

The rally included a coalition of groups opposed to the practice, who marched along the Hudson River for a rally culminating at the state Capitol. Activists scheduled to speak included environmental ...

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New York ready to approve controversial fracking

New York state is poised to legalize the natural gas extraction method known as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” making it the “latest flashpoint” in the controversy surrounding the method, CBS reports.

Fracking involves injecting millions of gallons of sand, water and potentially toxic chemicals deep underground, breaking up underground shale deposits and freeing natural gas for collection. It’s controversial because of concerns that the toxic chemicals might pollute the groundwater where ...

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