House Defunds Obama Era Methane Rules

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Willie Soon – the House has voted to defund an Obama era EPA initiative to limit methane emissions from fossil fuel mining operations. House…

Cabot Oil & Gas Goes on Offensive Against Fracking Nuisance Lawsuits

Guest post by David Middleton AUG 22, 2017 David Blackmon , CONTRIBUTOR Cabot Oil And Gas Declines To Play Sue And Settle   There is a great, overriding bias in corporate America…

Drilling set to begin in British shale

From UPI Cuadrilla Resources says its drilling rig is on site and ready to tap into a natural gas basin in Lancashire. By Daniel J. Graeber    |   July 28,…

Two key House members call to investigate Russian 'collusion' with anti-fracking green groups

By Thomas Lifson, from American Thinker [update, I scheduled this the previous night, and was unaware that Dave Middleton would publish the same story a few hours earlier….C’est la vie…

Finally! Actual Evidence of Russian Collusion!

Guest post by David Middleton ENERGY NEWS Lawmakers Cite Evidence Russia ‘Colludes’ With US Green Groups to Block Fracking Kevin Mooney / @KevinMooneyDC / July 10, 2017 Forget about allegations…

Study: Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) rarely linked to felt seismic tremors

From the UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA, another political tool of the left bites the dust. Researchers find only one hydrocarbon-producing area where production is linked to increased seismic activities at the…

Apocalypse Cancelled, Sorry, No Ticket Refunds

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Estimates of future atmospheric CO2 values as a result of future emissions, called “scenarios”, fall into two camps—demand driven, and supply driven. A recent paper…

More Frac'ing Lies from the EPA, Part Deux

Guest post by David Middleton This is the promised sequel to More Frac’ing Lies from the EPA. The EPA’s new report on frac’ing can be downloaded here: Hydraulic Fracturing for…

False Fact Checking from FactCheck.org: "More False Claims About Fracking"

Guest post by David Middleton There has recently been an uproar about “fake news stories.”  Since the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of these nominally United States many…

Obama Public Land Fracking Rule Struck Down: "No Congressional Authority"

Guest essay by Eric Worrall An attempt by the Obama administration to impose harsh regulations on fracking operations on public land has been thrown out by a Wyoming court, on…

Butte County, CA passes a pointless law to ban fracking, where fracking isn't being done

WUWT readers may recall that I wrote an analysis in 2014 that was provided to the Butte County Board of Supervisors: A report on the hyperbole behind the politicized issue of…

Friday Funny – Farmer answers Greenpeace fracking protesters with manure sprayer

This farmer decided to fight B.S. with B.S., literally. Josh writes: Emma Thompson is in the news again with her mobile bake off protest against fracking in Lancashire. The actress…

A report on the hyperbole behind the politicized issue of 'fracking'

I wrote this report a couple of years ago, when local misguided fracktivists tried to get our local board of supervisors to issue a county-wide ban against fracking. I thought…

Britain authorises Fracking under National Parks

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Britain has just controversially allowed fracking under National Parks. The fracking rigs can’t be erected inside the parks, but horizontal drilling from properties adjoining the…

Wednesday wit – cartoon by Josh

Josh writes: Last Sunday Christopher Booker wrote a brilliant article “Why are greens so keen to destroy the world’s wildlife?” He says: When Professor David MacKay stepped down as chief scientific adviser to…

FAIL: Wildflower School Anti-frackers vandalize park trees with political anti-fracking message

From the Chico Enterprise-Record: Wildflower students linked to graffiti in Bidwell Park Recent graffiti in Bidwell Park was at the hands of students from a Chico charter school as part…

Waterless Fracking promises more energy, less trouble

Waterless Fracking may increase access to more energy, without the need to deal with the waste water.From the article: Researchers at the Colorado School of Mines claim they have developed…

Study: Fracked shale gas impacts have positive and negative benefits, but there's no reason not to make it part of the energy mix

From The University of Manchester: Fracking’s environmental impacts scrutinised Greenhouse gas emissions from the production and use of shale gas would be comparable to conventional natural gas, but the controversial…

Stanford publishes a report on the balanced use of fracking

From Stanford University – Stanford-led study assesses the environmental costs and benefits of fracking A strange thing happened on the way to dealing with climate change: Advances in hydraulic fracturing…

Newsbytes – U.S. Democrats Embrace Shale Boom Ahead of Midterm Elections

From the GWPF and Dr. Benny Peiser World Awash In Oil Shields Markets From 2008 Price Shock The US shale boom is shaping a new kind of Democrat in national…

Union of Concerned 'Scientists' frackivists taken to task for willful misrepresentation of facts in Erie, Colorado

Simon Lomax writes at Energy Indepth: Local officials in Erie, Colo., are pushing back hard against a national environmental group for misrepresenting the outcome of a failed “ban fracking” campaign…

Quakes, Fracking, Hysteria, and Energy Independence

From Cornell University , another one of the numerous studies that tries to make fracking (via wastewater products) look bad because it is claimed to cause small earthquakes as far…

Environmental Groups Have Lost the War Against Fracking

Guest essay by Steve Goreham Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a technique to remove natural gas and oil from shale formations, has been under withering assault from environmental groups for much…

Not 'noble cause corruption' – just corruption

Skiphil writes in Tips and Notes: Too funny, too funny….. this is a serious matter, but funny when leading Greens and Hollywood types get caught on film in a genuine…