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.

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Two arrested as police clear protesters at fracking site in North Yorkshire
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Lawsuit seeks to stop fracking in Nevada.
nevadaappeal.com
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
Meet Joel Minor: Son of an Oilfield Worker Who Is Taking on the Oil and Gas Industry
Earthjustice Blog • Gail Koffman
Morning Take-Out
The New York Times • William Alden
Pennsylvania’s Budget Impasse
The Academe Blog • Martinkich
Delaware River Watershed: It's Healthy, but Significant Threats Are Looming
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Eco-terrorism: Energy Partners vs. Greenpeace (key points of complaint)
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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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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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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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Morning Take-Out
The New York TimesWilliam Alden
Corzine Denies Knowing That MF Global Was Tapping Client Money | Jon S. Corzine, the former chief executive of MF Global, on Thursday denied claims that he had known the brokerage firm was improperly tapping customer money to stave off collapse. Mr....
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Pennsylvania’s Budget Impasse
The Academe BlogMartinkich
All state budget impasses do not have the same causes, but, at the risk of oversimplification, there are basically two main categories of causes. The first is fiscal irresponsibility that involves overspending on special-interest projects and underfunding of major continuing costs. The...
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Delaware River Watershed: It's Healthy, but Significant Threats Are Looming
NJ SpotlightTom Johnson
Vital resource for millions of people needs more aggressive protections, advocates contend For a resource delivering drinking water daily to 15 million people, the Delaware River Watershed faces a range of issues to intimidate anyone who recognizes the consequences of squandering its...
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Eco-terrorism: Energy Partners vs. Greenpeace (key points of complaint)
Master ResourceWarren Martin
“When environmental groups act to endanger the very environment they claim to be defending, what conclusion must be drawn in regards to their purpose? There goal is not transparency, truth, nor are these isolated incidents. It is a attempt to reverse the...
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