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Carpe diem: LNG exports are America’s once-in-a-generation Opportunity

This “white paper” by the ANGA – America’s Natural Gas Alliance – touts the chances of LNG exports, based on the natural gas abundance “thanks to the shale revolution”. ANGA puts pressure on state authorities to approve natural gas exports to abroad and underpins its points with unproven or even false claims, e.g. the better …

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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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Injection-Induced Earthquakes

Injection-Induced Earthquakes Author(s): William L. Ellsworth Date: 07.2013 Source / Publisher: Science Key findings: More than 300 earthquakes above a magnitude 3.0 occurred from 2010-2012, compared with national average rate of 21 earthquakes per year observed from 1967-2000. It coincides with the injection of wastewater in deep disposal wells. Abstract Fulltext See also: Laura Beans, …

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Gasland I and II

Some say Gasland I, directed by the film maker and artist Josh Fox, was the starting point of the fast growing opposition to fracking, not only in the Americas. Published in early 2010, the film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary in 2011. It focuses on communities in the United States affected …

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Study of the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water Resources

In 2011, the EPA began research under its Plan to Study the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water Resources. The purpose of the study is to assess the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources, if any, and to identify the driving factors that may affect the severity and frequency of …

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Has US Shale Gas Reduced CO2 Emissions?

Since 2007, the production of shale gas in large volumes has substantially reduced the wholesale price of natural gas in the US. This report examines the emissions savings in the US power sector, influenced by shale gas, and the concurrent trends in coal exports that may increase emissions in Europe and Asia. Key findings: By …

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Shale Gas Development and Property Values: Differences Across Drinking Water Sources

Shale Gas Development and Property Values: Differences Across Drinking Water Sources Author(s): Lucija Muehlenbachs, Elisheba Spiller and Christopher Timmins Date: 09.2012 Source / Publisher: Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID) Working Paper No. 131 Key findings: One of the gravest dangers posed by urban oil-well drilling and production is the potential for explosive methane gas …

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