Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Tag: fracking

Price spikes puncture fracking’s promise to keep natural gas prices low

After a decade spent stoking demand for “abundant” natural gas, the U.S. now sits more exposed than ever to the fossil fuel’s wild price swings. Oil and gas advocates want you to blame wind and solar energy.

First-of-its-kind study measures fracking’s impact on nearby surface water quality

“Our work provides the first large-sample evidence showing that hydraulic fracturing is related to the quality of nearby surface waters for several U.S. shales.”

Fracking’s ‘new religion’ offers false hope

U.S. oil fracking industry is asking investors to have faith that ‘bigger is better’ to try to lure them back into risky shale investments.

New poll shows Pennsylvania voters want a ‘crackdown’ on fracking

As the promised benefits of fracking fail to materialize and the environmental costs mount, Pennsylvania voters of all demographics favor more regulation.

Fracking dumps millions of gallons of toxic chemicals into Gulf of...

“Offshore fracking threatens Gulf communities and wildlife far more than our government has acknowledged.”

Supreme Court allows fracked gas pipeline’s use of eminent domain. But...

The decision could give private companies more power to take state land, but experts point to a thicket of legal obstacles that remain in the pipeline’s way.

Exxon is telling investors its Permian fracking projects are ‘world class’....

A new report finds that the productivity of ExxonMobil’s wells in the Permian basin declined in 2019, raising “troubling questions about the quality” of its assets.

How third-party auditors make oil industry fraud possible

The accounting companies hired by oil companies to evaluate their inflated financial claims are on the hook from investors frustrated by the lack of accountability.

SEC finds fracking sand company misled investors with claims of ‘game...

The fracking industry’s over-the-top claims to investors have been the norm, but even when proven to be fraudulent, companies suffer almost no consequences.

Living near fracking wells is linked to higher rate of heart...

Fracking and the increased truck traffic created by the industry raise levels of air pollution significantly, and exposure to air pollution raises heart attack risk.

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