Fracking

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Among the Pipeline Fighters in Central Iowa
Street, Paul
Article
2016
Iowans protest the Bakken pipeline, fighting against Big Carbon and 21st century petro-capitalism.
Arsenic-Laced Coffee is Good for You: Would You Like Sugar With That?
Brasch, Walter
Article
2014
The Environmental Protection Agency, in 2013, identified about 1,000 chemicals that the oil and gas industry uses in fracking operations, most of them carcinogens at the strengths they shove into the ...
Bakken Business: The price of North Dakota's fracking boom
Manning, Richard
Article
2013
Manning the widespread fracking in the Bakken formation (North Dakota), and the environmental and social repercussions it causes.
Bold Scientists: Dispatches from the Battle for Honest Science
Riordon, Michael
Book
2014
Accounts of scientists working in the public interest despite powerful opposition.
Citizen-Journalist Fined for Telling the Truth
Brasch, Walter
Article
2015
The story of an injunction against against a journalist who dared to tell the truth.
Confirmed: California Aquifers Contaminated With Billions Of Gallons of Fracking Wastewater
Gaworecki, Mike
Article
2014
It has now been revealed that California regulators with DOGGR permitted hundreds of wastewater injection wells and thousands more wells injecting fluids for 'enhanced oil recovery" into aquifers prot...
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Cuadrilla versus The Nanas - #IamTinaRothery
Rothery, Tina
Article
2016
Thanks to fracking company Cuadrilla, grandmother Tina Rothery will be in court tomorrow over a £55,000 'debt' imposed on her for joining a peaceful occupation of a fracking site in Lancashire. But as...
Engineering consent for fracking: Chris Smith and the 'astroturf' consultancy
Mobbs, Paul
Article
2015
Edelman, the global PR group, has a history of 'consent engineering' for the fossil fuel industry in North America.
EnvironmentSources.com
Website
Web portal with information about environmental issues and resources, with articles, documents, books, websites, and experts and spokespersons. The home page features a selection of recent and importa...
Fighting fracking in Poland: the farmers resistance movement: An improverished farming community in Zurawlow is using creative tactics to stop Chevron's shale gas plans
Rozmyslowicz, Marta
Article
2014
When Chevron arrived in Zurawlów, a small village in Poland's rural Grabowiec county, it was like a UFO landing in the open wheat fields. In June last year a high-tech surveillance caravan appeared in...
Fracking Hell: The environmental costs of the new US gas drilling boom
EFU Film
Film/Video
2014
The gas stored in the Marcellus Shale formation is the subject of desperate drilling to secure US domestic energy supplies. But the process involved - hydraulic fracturing - is the focus of a bitter d...
Fracking Indigenous Country: Big Green, Sun Media and Elsipogtog
Stainsby, Macdonald
Article
2013
Police attack the Mi’kmaq community of Elsipogtog in New Brunswick.
Fracking kills newborn babies - polluted water likely cause
Tickell, Oliver
Article
2017
A new study in Pennsylvania, USA shows that fracking is strongly related to increased mortality in young babies. The effect is most pronounced in counties with many drinking water wells indicating tha...
Future dustbowl? Fracking ravages Great Plains land and water
Radford,Tim
Article
2015
The fracking boom has caused massive vegetation loss over North America's rangelands, as 3 million hectares have been occupied by oil and gas infrastructure and 34 billion cubic metres of water have b...
Gasland
Fox, Josh
Film
2010
Today, communities in the United States are being more and more affected by natural gas drilling and, specifically, hydraulic fracturing.
Gassing the American People: Fracking Democracy
Doe, Phillip
Article
2014
Last year the World Health Organization said over 7 million people died from air pollution, making it the largest killer on the planet – killing almost 80 times more people in one year than died of po...
Meet The Folks On The Front Lines Of Fracking In California
Gaworecki, Mike
Article
2014
The oil and gas industry has worked very hard to push the narrative that fracking is completely safe, and that any opposition is led by a small group of full-time activists.
Newspaper Owned By Fracking Billionaire Leaks Memo Calling Pipeline Opponents Potential "Terrorists"
Horn, Steve
Article
2017
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has produced a report titled, "Potential Domestic Terrorist Threats to Multi-State Diamond Pipeline Construction Project," dated April 7, 2017. The DHS f...
Oil and Gas Industry's "Endless War" on Fracking Critics Revealed by Rick Berman
Kelly, Sharon
Article
2014
Leave it to Washington's top attack-dog lobbyist Richard Berman to verify what many always suspected: that the oil and gas industry uses dirty tricks to undermine science, vilify its critics and discr...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - June 18, 2016
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
This issue of Other Voices features a wide range of issues. The topic of the week is homophobia, the hate that led to 49 deaths in Orlando last week, but which is present in greater or lesser form in ...
Peace Out
Wilkinson, Charles
Film/Video
2011
Charles Wilkinson explores the costs of damming, fracking, and extracting, and how they implicate every gas tank and light switch in this country.
Pipeline Rights vs Private Property Rights
Hand, Mark
Article
2016
The U.S. natural gas industry views private property with less reverence than it did when the shale gas revolution began 10 years ago. Companies are chomping at the bit to build new pipelines that wil...
The Real Cost of Fracking: How America's Shale Gas Boom Is Threatening Our Families, Pets, and Food
Wilson, Allison
Article
2014
Many fracking chemicals are known carcinogens, endocrine disruptors or other classes of toxins. Studies carried out during the ongoing fracking boom, uncovered serious adverse effects including respir...
The Real Cost of Fracking: How America's Shale Gas Boom Is Threatening Our Families, Pets, and Food: How America's Shale Gas Boom Is Threatening Our Families, Pets, and Food
Bamberger, Michelle; Oswald, Robert
Book
2014
Across the United States, fracking -- the extraction of natural gas by hydraulic fracturing -- is being touted as the answer to energy independence and a fix for a flagging economy. Drilling companies...
Romania - a Peasants' Revolt against Fracking
Wickens, Jim; Paraic O'Brien, Paraic
Article
2014
Earthquakes and poisoned wells are setting off a revolt against fracking in Romania, revealing deep fault lines between the rural heartlands and the urban political elite.
Slick Water: Fracking and One Insider's Stand Against the World's Mot Powerful Industry
Nikiforuk, Andrew
Book
2015
A story of abuses by the fossil fuel industry and governments, telling the story of fracking rhough the lens of a legal battle to expose the truth. Nikiforuk raises stark questions about the role of B...
Study: Fracking, Not Just Fracking Wastewater Injection, Causing Earthquakes in Western Canada
Horn, Steve
Article
2016
A groundbreaking study published in Seismological Research Letters has demonstrated a link between hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") for oil and gas and earthquakes.
System Change Not Climate Change
McLaren, Jesse (ed.)
Article
2014
Stopping climate catastrophe and winning a world of climate justice is a critical task of our generation -- and it will require a radical transformation of society and of our relationship with nature....
Top Shale Fracking Executive: We Won't Frack the Rich
Kelly, Sharon
Article
2016
Fracking companies deliberately keep their wells away from the "big houses" of wealthy and potentially influential people, a top executive from one of the country's most prominent shale drilling compa...
Unregulated oil fracking boom does permanent damage
Robin, Maxime
Article
2013
We know about the dangers of pollution from fracking. But its lethal, long-term byproducts and the ease with which they leak or are dumped may be causing worse problems in a state that can’t even ques...

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Capitalism, Nature, Socialism: A Journal of Socialist Ecology
CNS is a journal of ecosocialism. We welcome submissions on red-green politics and the anti-globalization movement; environmental history; workplace labor struggles; land/community struggles; politica...
Corporate Watch
Corporate Watch is a not-for-profit co-operative providing critical information on the social and environmental impacts of corporations and capitalism. Since 1996 our research, journalism, analysis an...

Sources Library

Death on the Bakken shale
2015
North Dakota's fracking industry has the highest worker fatality rates in the US. Why are so many dying and who should be held responsible?
Lancashire County Council under pressure from fracking lobbyists
Rowell, Andy
2015
Lancashire County Council is coming under intense pressure from fracking lobbyists to approve two controversial shale gas sites in the county, a week after its own planning officers recommended refusa...
Scientists refute lower emissions claim for fracking
Kirby, Alex
2014
As advanced technology triggers the boom in extraction of natural gas, a new study warns that market forces mean the cheaper fossil fuel could replace not just coal, but also low-emission renewable an...
UK Fracking Task Force calls for improved safety standards
Rowell, Andy
2015
A report by the UK Task Force on Shale Gas has called for greater safety and transparency measures to be implemented before widespread fracking occurs across the country.