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2012-05-05 08:58:13

D.M. Crumbliss Yesterday the Obama administration revealed new rules for hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for fossil fuels. Fracking is the process of pumping millions of gallons of water into a rock strata to crack the rock and release fossil fuels. The problem is that this is not water in any usual sense. It is laced with vile chemicals. Fracking fluid is known to contain at least 650 known carcinogens. These new rules are meant to apply to the use of public land. To date the...

2012-04-25 10:21:19

TUCSON, Ariz., Apr 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the world teeters on the brink of economic chaos, vast new resources offer the prospect of new jobs, revitalized manufacturing, and prosperity. The "Peak Oil" specter is being vanquished in North Dakota, Pennsylvania, and other places worldwide by releasing natural gas or oil from shale. "The gap between comfort and chaos in modern civilization is alarmingly narrow and defined by a four-letter word: fuel," writes Jane Orient, M.D.,...

Minimum Distance Urged To Protect Sensitive Rock Strata From Fracking
2012-04-25 08:06:15

Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com Artificial fissures in the earth´s crust caused by hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, typically extend less than 600 meters, according to a new Durham University study. These findings could be very important for government officials looking to regulate the fracking industry, which has come under scrutiny for allegedly contaminating drinking water and causing seismic events. "Shale gas exploration is increasing across the world and sediments of...

2012-04-03 06:21:57

LOS ANGELES, April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A controversial documentary is finishing one of the most successful Kickstarter fundraising campaigns, having raised almost $190,000 from 2,700 backers in just 60 days. The Kickstarter.com campaign for FrackNation was launched on February 6, and smashed through the fundraising goal of $150,000 early in the campaign. The campaign will come to a close on Friday, and the filmmakers will continue production until the film premieres this summer. The...

2012-03-19 10:27:45

They contain hydrocarbons including benzene In a new study, researchers from the Colorado School of Public Health have shown that air pollution caused by hydraulic fracturing or fracking may contribute to acute and chronic health problems for those living near natural gas drilling sites. "Our data show that it is important to include air pollution in the national dialogue on natural gas development that has focused largely on water exposures to hydraulic fracturing," said Lisa McKenzie,...

2012-03-12 10:20:00

CLEVELAND, March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- While the fracking invasion is currently in the news from an environmental and energy policy perspective, there are many legal issues related to fracking injuries, groundwater and property contamination, and mineral rights negotiations that are affecting both individuals and communities. Fracking is the process by which energy companies extract or pull natural gas from deep beneath the earth's surface. During fracking, water and a...

2012-03-06 08:12:00

LOS ANGELES, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In less than 30 days, controversial filmmakers Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer have raised $150,000 from more than 2,000 backers for their documentary, FrackNation. Since the launch of the crowdfunding campaign on February 6, the outpouring of support for the film has earned it a top spot on Kickstarter's "most popular" list and helped FrackNation reach its $150,000 fundraising goal in half the estimated time. "People have really put their money...

2012-02-29 06:45:00

IRVING, Texas, Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Breitling Oil and Gas Corporation, an independent exploration and production company based in Irving, Texas, will lead shale gas workshop in Johannesburg, South Africa on March 8. The all-day workshop entitled "What the frack is going on? The controversial fracking method explained," will be delivered by Breitling's chief executive officer Chris Faulkner and will begin at 8:45am at Convention Dynamics, Isando, Johannesburg. For individuals not...

2012-02-07 09:15:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Controversial filmmakers Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer announced a crowdfunding campaign today for their new documentary, FrackNation. The feature-length film looks at the process of fracking for natural gas, demolishing much of the scaremongering surrounding the process and featuring the millions whose lives have been positively transformed by this emerging industry. FrackNation investigates the health claims surrounding the process, and...

2012-02-03 07:30:00

IRVING, Texas, Feb. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Breitling Oil and Gas Corporation, an independent exploration and production company based in Irving, Texas, will participate in "EUCI's Hydraulic Fracturing - Regulatory Perspectives and Achieving More ROI," held at The Ritz-Carlton on February 8-9, 2012, in Denver, Colorado. Breitling's chief executive officer, Chris Faulkner, will deliver a 45-minute keynote speech entitled "Keynote Session: Balancing Compliance, Operations and Profitability"...