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Fracking: The new global water crisis

Executive Summary of Fracking: The new global water crisis, published March 9, 2012 by Food and Water Watch Within the past decade, technological advances in horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” have enabled the oil and gas industry to extract large quantities of oil and natural gas from shale formations in the United States. However, […]

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Activist exposes the lies of Australian's gas frackers

An advertising campaign by Australia’s Coal Seam Gas industry claims to provide ‘facts’ about the benefits of fracking. Their claims don’t stand up. Australian activist Jess Moore is a member of Stop CSG Illawarra, the Socialist Alliance, and won the New South Wales Nature Conservation Council’s 2011 “Rising Star” award. ++++++++++++ By Jess Moore Green Left Weekly, […]

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Coal Seam Gas: A Fracking Song

Coal seam gas, shove it up their assets, Take your power back, don’t let them frack   Composed and performed by the good people at The Creek Blog,  who are working to be self sufficient in rural New South Wales, Australia. This is a 128kbps mp3 which they encourage us to download and share.  For a […]

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Who pays the real costs for oil from shale?

by Kurt Cobb Resource Insights, December 19, 2010 If you externalize the costs of a business activity, it means other people pay the costs—environmental, social and otherwise—and you get the profits. It goes on all the time in extractive industries such as oil and natural gas and mining. And, it is also a natural strategy […]

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