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Explosion at West Virginia fracking site seriously injures four

Explosion at West Virginia fracking site seriously injures four | Fracking | Scoop.it
The blast was just the latest fracking accident in the state, where the industry has a poor safety record.

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, July 12, 2013 7:26 PM

So much corporate (and government?) denial about the dangers of fracking.

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Global alliance to fight fracking created in Beroun

Global alliance to fight fracking created in Beroun | Fracking | Scoop.it

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Green Translator's curator insight, April 6, 2013 6:04 PM

Global alliance to fight fracking created in Beroun

A month ago today various anti-fracking groups from around the world united in Beroun, the Czech Republic, to create a global alliance against fracking. The following joint statement was issued at the event:

JOINT STATEMENT

Beroun Challenge 2013

On March 7, 2013, representatives and members of groups opposed to the method of fracking (defined below) from 11 European countries, South Africa and the USA agreed on the creation of a global network whose purpose is to realise a frack-free world via:

- Uniting for a frack-free world

- Sharing and promotion of information and expertise

- Branding fracking as ecocide

- Branding fracking as a human rights violation

- Coordinating actions

- Inviting other countries, individuals, groups and organisations to join the global network

We believe that the only meaningful way forward is to use safer, renewable and cleaner energy sources.

Representatives from Russia, Hungary and India have expressed their willingness to join the network.

We understand fracking as follows: the technology of hydraulic fracturing / rupture / or any other technology which forces water or a mixture of fluids (or gels or liquefied gas), or chemical additives and / or fluid, mechanical and / or organic fillers in drilling wells causing the creation of new formation and / or expansion of existing natural cracks or fissure systems in all sedimentary formations, including coal seams for exploration and production of oil and natural gas. Examples of the application of this technology include but are not limited to: unconventional gas extraction, shale gas, tight gas, shale oil, tight oil and CBM.

We regard fracking as all the processes of exploration and exploitation including all related activities and impacts from seismic testing to after the wells are plugged. We come together for one goal: a global ban on fracking.

The threat to poisoning our most basic resource, water, as well as our air, our soil and our health is not acceptable.

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This Is What Fracking Really Looks Like

This Is What Fracking Really Looks Like | Fracking | Scoop.it
Photographer Nina Berman had just started focusing on climate and environmental issues when she read an article about fracking and its connection to the possible contamination of New York City’s drinking water.

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, July 23, 2013 7:29 PM

Is fracking the best way we can get hold of a reasonably priced energy source? At what cost, at what loss?

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With deputies on hand, anti-fracking forces remain civil at Boulder County hearing

With deputies on hand, anti-fracking forces remain civil at Boulder County hearing | Fracking | Scoop.it
Next to a crowd of anti-fracking activists, the group with the largest presence at the Boulder County commissioners meeting on controversial new oil and gas regulations Thursday afternoon was a contingent of deputies from the Boulder County...

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SavetheWater's curator insight, December 15, 2012 2:57 PM

I believe we will be witnessing more meetings such as this as proper scientific studies are becoming more readily available.

However we must take the time to find out exactly what the fundamental problems of fracking are and TRY to correct them, as I believe fracking is here to stay...BUT our clean water is not.