Today’s Essential Reads
Hydraulic fracturing isn’t finding any friends on late night talk shows – or at least not recently.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s claim that a single energy company could recover $1 trillion worth of oil and gas from the state’s shale is an exorbitant overestimate, according to experts interviewed by The Associated Press.
The U.S. has seen a massive surge in natural gas production, and has come to rely on this suddenly cheap fuel to power an ever-increasing portion of the country, powered by the rising use of hydraulic fracturing.
Following Wednesday’s unanimous vote by the Cincinnati City Council to ban injection wells associated with the disposal of waste from hydraulic fracturing, the citizen’s advocacy coalition Southwest Ohio No Frack Forum called on the state legislature to protect Ohio residents and their natural resources by banning all fracking-related activity throughout the state.
BP OIL SPILL:
Researchers from Auburn University, the University of South Alabama, and Dauphin Island Sea Lab published results of a study that simulated the effects of oil and oil dispersants on the microbial life in the coastal areas of the Gulf of Mexico on July 31, 2102, in the open access peer reviewed journal Public Library of Science.
Oil and gas companies are doing a terrible job of disclosing climate and deepwater drilling risks, even in light of the tragic Gulf of Mexico oil spill, according to a new report.
The U.S. pipeline regulator raised pressure on Enbridge Inc on Thursday over the latest spill on its U.S. oil pipeline network, demanding that it submit a plan to improve the safety of the entire 1,900 mile system before restarting a key Midwest line.
During the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which dumped nearly 5 million barrels of crude into the water, responders applied some 1.8 million gallons of chemical dispersant to break up the oil slick.
The town of Namie, in the no-entry zone surrounding the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, is set to issue its own radiation dose book for evacuees this month in the hope it will lead to a national system exempting book holders from medical fees.