‘Won’t Accept Destruction’: Global Communities Line Up to Ban Fracking — by Nadia Prupis, on Common Dreams org

Protesters march against fracking. (Photo: Garry Knight/flickr/cc) Around the world, resistance is growing to hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, as more and more communities line up to ban the controversial fossil fuel extraction method from their lands. On Tuesday, Victoria, Australia’s Premier Daniel Andrews announced that the state is set to introduce a permanent ban on…

Fracking Fallout: New Analysis Reveals Over 100 Million Gallons of Toxic Wastewater Spilled Since 2009 — Common Dreams org

Associated Press investigation finds more than 180 million gallons of fracking byproduct spilled from 2009 to 2014, tainting agricultural land, poisoning drinking water, and sparking the mass die-off of plant and animal life. A pipe pours fracking waste into an unlined holding pond in Kern County, California. (Photo: Faces of Fracking/cc/flickr) (…) “In 2009, there…

German experts: ‘Fracking is unnecessary and risky’ — EURActiv com article and also watch video – ‘The Ethics of Fracking’

 07/06/2013 German environmental experts doubt that developing shale gas is economically profitable and worthwhile for the country’s energy transition. They also question the technology of fracking and call for a European Environmental Impact Assessment Procedure to be adopted. EurActiv Germany reports.     Experts at the German Advisory Council on the Environment (SRU) called for…

Unearthed: The Fracking Facade – A video exposing a flawed claim often abused in the sales pitch for promoting shale gas development across the world

Un•earthed: Setting the track record straight – A video exposing a flawed claim often abused in the sales pitch for promoting shale gas development across the world: “With a history of 60 years, after nearly a million wells drilled, there are no documented cases that hydraulic fracturing (‘fracking’) has lead to the contamination of groundwater.”…

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‘Today Marks the End of TTIP’: Greenpeace Leak Exposes Corporate Takeover — by Deirdre Fulton on Common Dreams org 

The secret documents represent roughly two-thirds of the latest negotiating text, and in several cases expose for the first time the position of the U.S. WikiLeaks had previously announced a €100,000 “bounty” for the full TTIP text. (Image: Greenpeace) Confirming that the TransAtlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) amounts to “a huge transfer of power…

Environmentalists: The Trans-Pacific Trade Agreement (TPP) is a disaster for Climate change —by Samantha Page on Global Possibilities org

Opponents of the TPP say its a sweetheart deal for fossil fuel companies. CREDIT: AP Photo/Mark Baker After years of meetings, months of Congressional debates, and days of around-the-clock negotiations, the United States and 11 other countries reached an agreement on the Trans-Pacific Trade agreement (TPP) on Monday. (…) “It’s still the same disaster for…