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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Fracking: report warns of risks associated with shale gas extraction
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'This has been my life for past six years': on the anti-fracking frontline
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Summary Interim fracking report in the Northern territory of Australia not that pessimistic. All eyes are now on the final report due at the end of this year. Australia's energy problems has to be a tailwind for internal gas exploration going forward....
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GOP Effort To Make Environmental Science 'Transparent' Worries Scientists
NPRNell Greenfieldboyce
There's a push in Congress to rewrite how science gets used in regulation — and that has researchers worried. The industry-backed bill would let business nitpick raw data and ignore valid results.
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Tensions rise at fracking site in UK after police and activists clashes
The GuardianJosh Halliday North
Tensions at Britain’s most high-profile fracking site have risen following an increase in violent clashes between protesters, security guards and police. One demonstrator said she had been left unconscious following a “pretty brutal” scuffle with security officers on Wednesday, and another activist...
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Treated Fracking Wastewater Contaminated Watershed With Radium and Endocrine Disrupters, Study Finds
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A study in the Marcellus Shale region of western Pennsylvania has shown that even after being treated, wastewater from hydraulic fracturing operations left significant contamination in a waterway downstream of treatment plants. Researchers from Penn State University, Colorado State University, and Dartmouth...
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Fracking: report warns of risks associated with shale gas extraction
The GuardianHelen Davidson, Agencies
Residents, environmentalists and pastoralists have welcomed a “balanced” report on fracking in the Northern Territory, which identified a number of risks associated with the industry and a loss of community trust. The NT government enacted a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing in the...
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'This has been my life for past six years': on the anti-fracking frontline
The GuardianHelen Pidd North
It is a battle which has gone on for years, pitting tireless local residents and environmentalists against a major gas exploration company hoping to get rich – and solve a future energy crisis – by fracking under the Fylde coast. Last October...
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These fracking activists are protecting our democracy. We must support them | Jonathan Bartley
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In every corner of the globe people are taking action on climate change as governments refuse to tackle the greatest threat we face. In the US, the Standing Rock protesters stood tall against the Keystone pipeline. In Brazil, brave defenders are standing...
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Waste Water From Fracking Pollutes Pennsylvania Watershed
CleanTechnicaSteve Hanley
Waste water from fracking has contaminated a watershed in western Pennsylvania with radium, alkaline earth metals, salts, and organic chemicals. Some of the pollutants are associated with changes to the human endocrine system. Others are carcinogens. Cheap energy is an article of...
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What Mark Zuckerberg was doing in the middle of North Dakota
Washington PostSophie Yeo
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Environment, Hydraulic Fracturing
Police beef up security at Lancashire fracking site after protester is hit by van
The GuardianArthur Neslen
Security is being beefed up at a fracking site in Lancashire after a protester was hit by a van on Monday. A Youtube video posted immediately after the incident shows the protester, dressed in grey and black, trying to block a white...
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