It’s The Frack Part II

Ken AshfordFrackingLeave a Comment

To add to what I wrote a couple of days ago, we get some more confirmation about the link between human drilling activity and earthquakes: The United States Geological Survey on Thursday released its first comprehensive assessment of the link between thousands of earthquakes and oil and gas operations, identifying and mapping 17 regions where quakes have occurred. The report … Read More

It’s The Frack

Ken AshfordFracking1 Comment

What accounts for this? Duh. On Tuesday, scientists from Southern Methodist University added to the growing body of research linking small earthquakes to oil and gas wastewater disposal. That body of research is particularly important to the popular but controversial process of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, which produces significantly more wastewater than conventional drilling. The research published by SMU scientists … Read More

How Much Is The NC State Legislature In The Pocket Of Big Business?

Ken AshfordEnvironment & Global Warming & Energy, Fracking, Local InterestLeave a Comment

This much: North Carolina GOP Pushes Unprecedented Bill to Jail Anyone Who Discloses Fracking Chemicals As hydraulic fracturing ramps up around the country, so do concerns about its health impacts. These concerns have led 20 states to require the disclosure of industrial chemicals used in the fracking process. North Carolina isn’t on that list of states yet — and it may be … Read More