Special protection will be given to national parks, areas of outstanding natural beauty and world heritage sites, says the government.
After a two-year moratorium,, Germany is ready to allow fracking and so reduce the country's dependency on Russian energy.
EPA's radical new rules make building new coal-fired power plants unfeasible while 15% of existing capacity will be shut down within two years, reducing demand.
The two documents released Tuesday conclude the debated extraction process just needs to be closely monitored and properly regulated.
The discovery has already pushed British authorities to start mulling plans to ease rules on accessing shale oil and gas, including drilling without landowners' permission.
The agency will begin soliciting comment on whether companies should publicly list the chemicals used to extract fuels out of the ground.
Jury awards Texas family $3m for health problems like nausea and nosebleeds said to be as a result of a fracking well a few kilometres from their farm.
How much faith can we put in our ability to decipher all the numbers out there telling us the US is closing in on its cornering of the global oil market?
Former regulations only targeted horizontal wells, the most common in the state.
Mainly thanks to improvements in the techniques of horizontal drilling and fracking, says the EIA.
In a country that celebrates “Oil Industry Nationalization Day,” the energy package approved last night has automatically become Mexico’s most significant and controversial economic reform since the NAFTA.
It's allegedly happening in environmentally sensitive areas, such as the world’s largest elephant herds habitat.
But not a long-term threat to the OPEC.
The European Commission is set to announce tighter guidelines for companies involved in the shale gas industry by January.
A Moncton court lifted Monday an injunction against the Elsipogtog First Nation that prevented them from blocking SWN Resources' operations.
A wave of pacific demonstrations hit the country Thursday evening and more are expected on Friday.
Americans currently import close to 10 million barrels of crude per day and Canadian oil accounts for 30% of that total.
New found formations potentially hold seven times the amount of recoverable oil located in the US and Canada together.
News comes on the heels of another study implying a link between fracking and the recent wave of earthquakes that has hit Ohio.
The state registered over 100 earthquakes in less than a year. Study links them to fracking.
Likely to open up the country’s oil industry to private investment for the first time in 75 years.
Findings leads to believe there is a link between fracking and arsenic contamination.
Shale gas supporters in the UK still firmly believe that fracking holds their energy salvation and will cause energy bills to fall.
Kenoil agent commits fraud in duping Amish farmer.
More than 150 scientists from 33 institutions signed a letter warning the Australian government of the mounting threats to the Great Barrier Reef from new coal ports and other industrial projects.
Bureau of Land Management did not fully weigh the effects of fracking on the environment.
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