Will fracking trigger a sharp increase in emissions?

Fracking-related industrial growth could lead to a sharp increase in emissions of greenhouse gases. That’s according to a new report which dismisses claims that shale gas is a relatively clean fuel that can help tackle global warming. It claims 44 hydraulic fracturing projects proposed or permitted in the US last year are expected to pump […]

US groups call for toxic release report on fracking

US environmental groups will be submitting a petition to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today to require toxic chemical release reporting for the oil and gas extraction industry. The Environmental Integrity Project said it will join 16 other local and national organisations in Washington to call for extraction process like fracking to be included in […]

100,000 tons of pollution linked to ‘accidents’ in oil refineries

Almost 100,000 tons of pollution released in Texas between 2009-2011 were from “accidents” in oil and gas refineries, according to a new study. The report from the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) found “non-routine emission events” at chemical plants and refineries released a combined total of more than 42,000 tons of sulphur dioxide (SO2), which is […]