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August, 2015

  • 28 August

    Fracking triggered 2014 earthquake in northeastern B.C. – British Columbia

      B.C.’s Oil and Gas Commission confirmed the cause of the earthquake in an email statement to CBC this week, saying it was “triggered by fluid injection during hydraulic fracturing.” The 4.4-magnitude quake was felt in Fort St. John and Fort Nelson in August 2014. It was preceded by a 3.8-magnitude earthquake in late July, also caused by fracking. B.C.’s Oil and Gas Commission …

  • 18 August

    2mn people in California, Midwest drink uranium-contaminated water

    Almost 2 million people in California and the Midwest live on aquifer sites which have up to 180 times the safe level of uranium, according to a recent study by US researchers. Some 275,000 groundwater samples were taken for evaluation, and it turns out that many Americans live about a kilometer from wells that are uranium-polluted, scientists from the University …

  • 18 August

    1,000 sq miles of England to be opened up for fracking

    Large areas of Yorkshire, north-west and east Midlands earmarked for oil and gas exploration as government announces it will offer licences for 27 new sites Areas near Leeds, Sheffield, Lincoln and Nottingham are to be offered to companies in an expansion plan that green groups predicted would trigger “hundreds of battles” over the future of the countryside. Ineos, the Anglo-Swiss …

  • 17 August

    Fracking bids to be fast-tracked – BBC News

      Shale gas planning applications in England are to be fast-tracked under new government measures to crack down on councils that delay decisions. Councils will be told they must rule on applications within the current 16-week statutory timeframe. If they repeatedly delay, ministers might take over the power to decide all future applications in that local area. Environmentalists say it …

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