Bulgaria Officially Bans Hydraulic Fracturing for Natural Gas

January 19, 2012 by  
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The country of Bulgaria just thwarted Chevron and took a big step forward for the environment by banning hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) for natural gas, making it the second European nation to do so — France is the other . Lawmakers in the Bulgarian parliament voted 166-6 to ban fracking and placed a $65 million fine for any company found to break the ban. Chevron corporation is outraged at the decision in light of their recent plan to explore possibilities of fracking in the Bulgarian Balkans in order to extract the 300 billion to 1 trillion cubic meters of shale gas estimated to be locked under the mountain range. Read the rest of Bulgaria Officially Bans Hydraulic Fracturing for Natural Gas Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: banned , bulgaria fracking , chevron fracking , european fracking ban , fracking , fracking ban , fracking opposition , fracturing , france fracking , hydraulic fracturing , hydraulic fracturing for natural gas , method for natural gas extraction , natural gas , natural gas extraction , what is fracking

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Hydraulic Fracturing Causing ‘Fraccidents’ All Across United States

May 13, 2011 by  
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all images: Earthjustice Lots of fracking news in the past couple of days (and a cool event in New York on Monday which it’d be really good if you went to, nudge, nudge). Add this one to the pile of evidence that it’s probably a good time to reassess whether fracking has enough oversight. As you can see above,

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Will Climate-Related Disasters Convince Americans Global Warming is Real?

May 13, 2011 by  
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Photo credit: NASA Godard Institute of Space Studies What if a hurricane even nastier than Katrina — made stronger by the warmer climate — were to barrel through Florida and leave a trail of destruction in its path? What if the American Southwest were to transform into an arid, drought-laden scorching-hot Dust Bowl and give rise to major water crises and suffering for millions

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