The shale boom is over, but not the financial fallout. From Wolf Richter at wolfstreet.com: Texas at the epicenter. We’re witnessing the destruction of money that loosey-goosey monetary policies encouraged. Following the sharp re-drop in oil and natural gas prices in late 2018, bankruptcy filings in the US by already weakened exploration and production companies […]

via The Great American Shale Oil & Gas Bust: Fracking Gushes Bankruptcies, Defaulted Debt, and Worthless Shares, by Wolf Richter — STRAIGHT LINE LOGIC

National Parks Conservation Association reports on home the Trump administration has been destructive to U.S. National Parks It’s been a tough year for national parks. The Trump administration has undermined, degraded, and outright attacked the laws and agencies that protect our public lands. These are the “lowlights.”See the full list at http://www.npca.org/TrumpPolicy

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Duke Study: Rivers Contaminated With Radium and Lead From Thousands of Fracking Wastewater Spills

DeSmogBlogMay. 09, 2016 08:44AM ESTPOPULAR

Thousands of oil and gas industrywastewaterspills in North Dakota have caused “widespread” contamination from radioactive materials, heavy metals and corrosive salts, putting the health of people and wildlife at risk, researchers from Duke University concluded in a newly released peer-reviewedstudy.

Bakken Oil and Gas in Williston, North Dakota on the Missouri River. Photo Credit: EcoFlight

Some rivers and streams in North Dakota now carry levels of radioactive and toxic materials higher than federal drinking water standards as a result of wastewater spills, the scientists found after testing near spills. Many cities and towns draw their drinking water from rivers and streams, though federal law generally requires drinking water to be treated before it reaches peoples’ homes and the scientists did not test tap…

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Oil and gas exploration company NSE suspended by stock exchange over rehabilitation liabilities Posted October 16, 2019 12:21:41 A company that ran out of money before it could frack oil and gas wells drilled in the Great Sandy Desert has been suspended from trading by the Australian Stock Exchange for not including environmental rehabilitation […]

via Blog: Oil and gas exploration company NSE suspended by stock exchange over rehabilitation liabilities – ABC News — Brexit Compliance News

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility New Release WHEELS COMING OFF TRUMP ARCTIC REFUGE DRIVE Haste to Roll Out Leasing Approvals Proves to be Their Undoing The Trump administration’s high-profile effort to open Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas development appears to have run aground, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). […]

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As methane concentrations increase in the Earth’s atmosphere, chemical fingerprints point to a probable source: shale oil and gas, according to new Cornell University research published on August 14 in Biogeosciences, a journal of the European Geosciences Union. Ideas and perspectives: is shale gas a major driver of recent increase in global atmospheric methane? The […]

via Study links fracking to global spike in atmospheric methane — From the Styx by Peggy Tibbetts

New Aerial Methane Study Finds High Emissions from Oil and Gas Facilities EDF-coordinated study is the latest to underscore the urgent need for action (WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 7, 2014) A new peer-reviewed study, led by scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) […]

via High methane and benzene emissions in Colorado gas fields — From the Styx by Peggy Tibbetts