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#Fracking

# fracking - Sunday 23 December, 2012

PICS: Dimock Proud - fracking and community in Pennsylvania
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# Dimock Proud

PICS: Dimock Proud - fracking and community in Pennsylvania

Dec 23rd 2012, 8:45 AM 7,101 Views 36 Comments

Photographer Sean Breithaupt travelled to Dimock Township, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania and spoke to people who have had their lives impacted by fracking.

# fracking - Thursday 13 December, 2012

UK lifts 'fracking' ban
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# Fracking

UK lifts 'fracking' ban

Dec 13th 2012, 7:04 PM 7,228 Views 49 Comments

The Green Party in Ireland has reiterated its call for a ban on fracking in this country.

# fracking - Saturday 1 December, 2012

The Evening Fix… now with added moustache murder
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# Need To Know

The Evening Fix… now with added moustache murder

Dec 1st 2012, 7:50 PM 13,629 Views 4 Comments

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Natural gas field in west Clare confirmed as prospective fracking site
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# Fracking

Natural gas field in west Clare confirmed as prospective fracking site

Dec 1st 2012, 12:21 PM 7,986 Views 62 Comments

UK-based company Enegi will now apply to the government for an exploration license before the end of February next year.

# fracking - Saturday 13 October, 2012

Oireachtas committee to visit Leitrim to discuss fracking
# Gas
# Gas

Oireachtas committee to visit Leitrim to discuss fracking

Oct 13th 2012, 7:45 AM 3,719 Views 34 Comments

Initial investigations suggest there could be a major gas reserve in the north-west of the country – but the possible use of fracking to extract the gas is highly controversial.

# fracking - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

Column: Let’s make sure ‘frackademia’ has no place in Ireland
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# Opinion

Column: Let’s make sure ‘frackademia’ has no place in Ireland

Sep 25th 2012, 7:30 PM 77 Views 53 Comments

We tend to assume that science equals ‘truth’ – but when fracking is the issue this isn’t always the case, writes Sian Cowman.

# fracking - Saturday 15 September, 2012

Calls to exclude fossil fuel industry from all fracking research
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# Fracking

Calls to exclude fossil fuel industry from all fracking research

Sep 15th 2012, 8:30 AM 2,937 Views 17 Comments

However, the Environmental Protection Agency has said it would be unlikely that somebody with no links to the fossil fuel industry could produce a report on fracking processes.

# fracking - Friday 27 July, 2012

Author of pro-fracking study failed to disclose gas interests - watchdog
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# Fracking

Author of pro-fracking study failed to disclose gas interests - watchdog

Jul 27th 2012, 6:50 PM 3,127 Views 30 Comments

Charles ‘Chip’ Groat of the University of Texas never told reporters that he holds $1.6m of shares in a gas explorer.

# fracking - Thursday 14 June, 2012

Bulgaria relaxes fracking restrictions
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# Fracking

Bulgaria relaxes fracking restrictions

Jun 14th 2012, 2:55 PM 1,412 Views 2 Comments

Bulgarian legislators voted today in favour of relaxing a ban on the controversial natural gas drilling method.

# fracking - Saturday 9 June, 2012

Regulator announces €3million fines for fracking safety breaches
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# Fracking

Regulator announces €3million fines for fracking safety breaches

Jun 9th 2012, 10:30 AM 2,806 Views 50 Comments

Companies engaged in any potential fracking will face stiff penalties including jail if they do not comply with regulations.

# fracking - Friday 11 May, 2012

EPA fracking study reveals potential impact on groundwater and earthquakes
# What The Frack?
# What The Frack?

EPA fracking study reveals potential impact on groundwater and earthquakes

May 11th 2012, 12:15 PM 3,172 Views 35 Comments

The study, commissioned by the Environmental Protection Agency, states that groundwater contamination is the most serious local environmental concern.

# fracking - Saturday 28 April, 2012

What the frack? Music video explains what fracking is all about
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From The Daily Edge
# What The Frack?

What the frack? Music video explains what fracking is all about

Apr 28th 2012, 2:40 PM 2,794 Views 9 Comments

Watch this fracking hip video about the controversial drilling technique…

# fracking - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

UK: Ministers set to approve the extension of fracking
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# Fracking

UK: Ministers set to approve the extension of fracking

Apr 18th 2012, 6:45 AM 1,701 Views 26 Comments

Meanwhile, Ireland’s Environmental Protection Agency is undertaking an investigation the possible implications of fracking.

# fracking - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

# fracking - Friday 13 April, 2012

Rabbitte: No licences for fracking before EPA finishes research
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# Labour

Rabbitte: No licences for fracking before EPA finishes research

Apr 13th 2012, 8:29 PM 2,151 Views 30 Comments

The communications minister says the Environmental Protection Agency will report back before any fracking can begin.

# fracking - Sunday 11 March, 2012

Interview: ‘It started with nosebleeds’ – what fracking did to one US town
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# Interview

Interview: ‘It started with nosebleeds’ – what fracking did to one US town

Mar 11th 2012, 8:30 AM 834 Views 62 Comments

Calvin Tillman was the mayor of a Texas town which was one of the first to encounter ‘fracking’. He tells TheJournal.ie what happened next.

# fracking - Friday 2 March, 2012

Polish report: shale gas extraction 'not harmful'
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# Fracking

Polish report: shale gas extraction 'not harmful'

Mar 2nd 2012, 1:34 PM 2,262 Views 30 Comments

A study in Poland has found that shale gas extraction at one site produced some toxic refuse but that the waste was reused and didn’t harm the environment.

# fracking - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

Concerns raised over use of fracking for 'multi-billion euro' gas reserve
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# Fracking

Concerns raised over use of fracking for 'multi-billion euro' gas reserve

Feb 1st 2012, 3:48 PM 2,940 Views 40 Comments

A company has said that the gas in north-west Ireland could lead to hundreds of jobs – but environmentalists have urged caution over the controversial technique.

# fracking - Friday 20 January, 2012

Senator says we should allow fracking - to create jobs
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# Fracking

Senator says we should allow fracking - to create jobs

Jan 20th 2012, 7:15 AM 5,620 Views 117 Comments

Feargal Quinn suggests that companies could be asked to put up a bond equal to the clean-up cost of any possible environmental damage.

# fracking - Thursday 19 January, 2012

Bulgaria votes overwhelmingly to ban fracking
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# Fracking

Bulgaria votes overwhelmingly to ban fracking

Jan 19th 2012, 9:41 PM 4,664 Views 23 Comments

Bulgaria has banned fracking and revoked a permit for the exploratory drilling for shale gas granted to the US energy giant Chevron.

# fracking - Tuesday 17 January, 2012

Donegal and Sligo become latest local authorities to ban fracking
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# Fracking

Donegal and Sligo become latest local authorities to ban fracking

Jan 17th 2012, 10:50 AM 4,672 Views 46 Comments

Donegal and Sligo join Clare, Leitrim and Roscommon in clamping down on the controversial practice to extract shale gas.

# fracking - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

Seven charged with corruption over shale gas exploration in Poland
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# Fracking

Seven charged with corruption over shale gas exploration in Poland

Jan 11th 2012, 3:02 PM 1,899 Views 6 Comments

Those charged are believed to have been officials from Poland’s environment ministry and companies who carry out the controversial exploration for shale gas.

# fracking - Tuesday 10 January, 2012

Poll: Should we ban fracking in Ireland?
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# Your Say

Poll: Should we ban fracking in Ireland?

Jan 10th 2012, 10:56 AM 11,325 Views 120 Comments

Clare County Council has agreed a total ban on fracking and is urging the government to implement a national ban on the process, but what do you think?

Total ban on fracking agreed by county council
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# Fracking

Total ban on fracking agreed by county council

Jan 10th 2012, 10:20 AM 2,504 Views 17 Comments

Councillors in Clare have also called for a national ban of the controversial gas extraction method.

# fracking - Sunday 25 December, 2011

Bumper Sitdown Sunday: 12 deadly reads for Christmas
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From The Daily Edge
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Bumper Sitdown Sunday: 12 deadly reads for Christmas

Dec 25th 2011, 11:00 AM 71 Views 0 Comments

A special double edition of the very best writing from around the web.

# fracking - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

# fracking - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

# fracking - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

# fracking - Thursday 6 October, 2011

The Daily Fix: Thursday
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# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Thursday

Oct 6th 2011, 8:05 PM 1,530 Views 0 Comments

In tonight’s Fix: The presidential candidates doing well in the latest opinion polls; tributes flow for Steve Jobs, and who is the Irish Examiner columnist who is accused of plagiarism?

Rabbitte orders review of fracking in response to concerns
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# Fracking

Rabbitte orders review of fracking in response to concerns

Oct 6th 2011, 2:53 PM 813 Views 25 Comments

The possibility that hydraulic drilling could be carried out in the northwest has raised concern among environmental activists, residents, and politicians.

# fracking - Monday 1 August, 2011

Column: Want to boost the economy and create jobs? Drill for gas
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Want to boost the economy and create jobs? Drill for gas

Aug 1st 2011, 6:15 PM 82 Views 141 Comments

The Lough Allen basin contains around €10 billion worth of gas – and extracting it could be exactly what Ireland needs, writes energy prospector Richard Moorman.

# fracking - Tuesday 5 July, 2011

Column: Never heard of ‘fracking’? You will soon
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# Opinion

Column: Never heard of ‘fracking’? You will soon

Jul 5th 2011, 7:40 PM 114 Views 33 Comments

Several firms hope to use a controversial new drilling method to tap vast gas deposits under Ireland. This could mean environmental devastation, writes filmmaker Johnny Gogan.

Everything you ever needed to know about fracking
# What The Frack?
# What The Frack?

Everything you ever needed to know about fracking

Jul 5th 2011, 7:06 PM 3,908 Views 24 Comments

Fracking’ could soon begin in Ireland after sparking angry protests all over the world. So what’s all the fuss about – and what is it?

'Serious concerns' over gas drilling in Lough Allen area
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# Fracking

'Serious concerns' over gas drilling in Lough Allen area

Jul 5th 2011, 7:04 PM 2,420 Views 43 Comments

Underground gas worth €120billion could be tapped by the controversial ‘fracking’ process, which some have linked to serious environmental damage.