Fracking News

Fracking is big news. Formally called hydraulic fracturing, but also known as fraccing, hydrofracking, and hydrofracturing, it’s a method of fracturing rock to stimulate the flow of natural gas, oil or other carbon-based fuel. To help keep you abreast of the latest fracking news, Wiser has created a free morning email digest of the best fracking-related media coverage each day. Fracking is very controversial, with vocal anti-fracking activists pointing to the environmental effects and risks of the technique. These risks include pollution of local water supplies, the intensive use of water to undertake fracking, air pollution, increased likelihood of earthquakes, health risks and other issues. On the other side of the debate, supporters of fracking point to the economic stimulus created by fracking activities, the reduced reliance on hydrocarbon imports, and other factors. Whichever side of the debate you’re on, the Wiser daily brief will equip you with all the fracking news you need to start your day.

Recent Fracking News Coverage
 
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UK’s oil and gas reserves ‘may only last a decade’
Energy Live News - Energy Made Easy • Jonny Bairstow
North Carolina fracking panel's 1st meeting delayed
Richmond Times-Dispatch • Gary D. Robertson
NC fracking commission plans illegal meeting to hear moratorium challenges, state says.
newsobserver.com
Two arrested as police clear protesters at fracking site in North Yorkshire
Daily Mail • Press Association
Lawsuit seeks to stop fracking in Nevada.
nevadaappeal.com
VIDEO: Arrests after protestors cause obstruction at fracking site near Pickering
The Northern Echo | News • Emily Flanagan
VIDEO: Two arrests after protestors cause obstruction at fracking site near Pickering
The Northern Echo | News • Emily Flanagan
Updated: Lawsuit aims to block oil drilling on US land in Nevada
Albuquerque Journal News • Associated Press, Scott Sonner
Lawsuit aims to block oil drilling on U.S. land in Nevada
Honolulu Star Advertiser • Associated Press
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UK’s oil and gas reserves ‘may only last a decade’
Energy Live News - Energy Made EasyJonny Bairstow
The UK’s current oil and gas reserves may last only a decade. That’s according to a new study from scientists at the University of Edinburgh, who say only around 10% of the UK’s original recoverable oil and gas remains. The analysis also...
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Copyright, Hydraulic Fracturing
North Carolina fracking panel's 1st meeting delayed
Richmond Times-DispatchGary D. Robertson
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A retooled state panel responsible for regulating North Carolina's potential fracking industry won't meet this week for the first time after all, avoiding possible legal showdowns involving Gov. Roy Cooper's administration and drilling opponents. The state Oil &...
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Climate Policy, Duke Energy Corp
NC fracking commission plans illegal meeting to hear moratorium challenges, state says.
newsobserver.com
The state’s Oil & Gas Commission appears ready to put fracking back on the political radar, in defiance of a warning that the commission lacks the legal authority to conduct state business.
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Hydraulic Fracturing, Natural Gas
Two arrested as police clear protesters at fracking site in North Yorkshire
Daily MailPress Association
Two protesters have been arrested as preparatory work got under way at a controversial fracking site in North Yorkshire. A large number of police were on duty near the village of Kirby Misperton as demonstrators massed at outside the compound where the...
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Barack Obama, Climate Change
Lawsuit seeks to stop fracking in Nevada.
nevadaappeal.com
Environmentalists have sued a U.S. agency to try to stop it from allowing oil and gas drilling on a vast stretch of federal land in Nevada, where the government is reversing protections put in place nine months ago under the Obama administration.
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Hydraulic Fracturing
VIDEO: Arrests after protestors cause obstruction at fracking site near Pickering
The Northern Echo | NewsEmily Flanagan
(5) View gallery ARRESTS were made today as the first lorries moved on to the fracking site at Kirby Misperton. Dozens of protesters and police gathered outside Third Energy’s well site near Pickering, North Yorkshire. Third Energy say the lorries were delivering...
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Hydraulic Fracturing
VIDEO: Two arrests after protestors cause obstruction at fracking site near Pickering
The Northern Echo | NewsEmily Flanagan
(5) View gallery TWO arrests were made today as the first lorries moved on to the fracking site at Kirby Misperton. Dozens of protesters and police gathered outside Third Energy’s well site near Pickering, North Yorkshire. Third Energy say the lorries were...
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Barack Obama, Climate Change
Updated: Lawsuit aims to block oil drilling on US land in Nevada
Albuquerque Journal NewsAssociated Press, Scott Sonner
RENO, Nev. — Environmentalists have sued a U.S. agency to try to stop it from allowing oil and gas drilling on a vast stretch of federal land in Nevada, where the government is reversing protections put in place nine months ago under...
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Barack Obama, Climate Change
Lawsuit aims to block oil drilling on U.S. land in Nevada
Honolulu Star AdvertiserAssociated Press
ASSOCIATED PRESS RENO, Nev. >> Environmentalists have sued a U.S. agency to try to stop it from allowing oil and gas drilling on a vast stretch of federal land in Nevada, where the government is reversing protections put in place nine months...
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Compressed Natural Gas, Energy Regulation
Meet Joel Minor: Son of an Oilfield Worker Who Is Taking on the Oil and Gas Industry
Earthjustice BlogGail Koffman
Meet Joel Minor: Son of an Oilfield Worker Who Is Taking on the Oil and Gas IndustryBy Gail Koffman | Monday, September 18, 2017 In just two years at Earthjustice, attorney Joel Minor has helped score major victories against the oil and...
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