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Fracking by the numbers: Experience after 10 years

In a single year, fracking wells across the country released at least 5.3 billion pounds of the potent greenhouse gas methane, as much global warming pollution as 22 coal-fired power plants. This statistic is one of many in a new study by Environment America Research & Policy Center that quantifies the environmental harm caused by …

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Hydraulic Fracturing and Seismicity in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin

This study shows that the most recent cases of induced earthquakes in Western Canada are strongly correlated in space and time with ongoing hydraulic fracturing activities. These findings, the authors say, have far-reaching implications for assessment of induced-seismicity hazards. Key findings: The development of most unconventional oil and gas resources relies upon subsurface injection of …

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Activists shutting down Enbrel’s tar sand oil pipeline another time

Dec. 21, 2015 – “The Indignants” Shut Down Enbridge Line 9 in Canada Again – in protest against the devastating tar sand exploitation in their country – and were hauled away by the police.

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The Impact of Oil and Natural Gas Facilities on Rural Residential Property Values: A Spatial Hedonic Analysis

Author(s): Peter Charles Boxall and Wing Hong Chan Date: 01.2015 Source / Publisher: Resources & Energy Economics Key findings: The presence of oil and gas facilities within 2.5 miles of rural residential properties in Alberta, Canada reduced property values between four and eight percent, with the potential for doubling the decrease, depending on the level …

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Independent panel review of the Canadian natural Primrose flow to surface causation report

In 2013, there have been four Flow to Surface (FTS) events at Canadian Natural’s Cyclic Steam Stimulation (CSS) operation at Primrose. The bitumen seeped into a lake, muskeg and the forest for more than a year, killing wildlife and polluting the landscape. As it turned out, industry-induced fractures penetrated “generally impermeable shales” and passed through …

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Liquid Pipeline: Extreme energy’s threat to the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence Seaway

Cover of Liquid pipeline report by Maude Barlow

Liquid Pipeline: Extreme energy’s threat to the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence Seaway Author(s): Maude Barlow Date: 03.2014 Source / Publisher: Council of Canadians Key findings: Since 2005, more than 82,000 fracking wells have been drilled or permitted in the U.S. If shale gas reserves in the areas of just 4 Great Lakes states …

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Brief review of threats to Canada’s groundwater from the oil and gas industry’s …

Brief review of threats to Canada’s groundwater from the oil and gas industry’s methane migration and hydraulic fracturing Author(s): Jessica Ernst Date: 06.2013 First hand comprehensive review of fossile fuel exploitation problems in Canada on 90+ pages. The author: As somebody who has reported for 20 years on this industry in [Alberta], I can tell …

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