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Documentary Fracking Patagonia

Friends of the Earth France, with the support of FoE Europe and Milieudefensie, has produced a documentary, called Fracking Patagonia. The documentary shows the social and environmental impacts of companies such as Total, Chevron and Apache in Patagonia with examples

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South African petition to ban fracking seeks your help

The moratorium on shale gas exploration/fracking in the semi-arid, culturally rich and sensitve biodiversity hotspot, the Karoo region, has been lifted by the South African government and a petition has been launched on Avaaz asking the government to put it back

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Germany’s Environment Agency Calls for an End to Fracking

By Geert Decock How far do you need to sit from the halls of power to not be influenced by constant lobbying and spin from Big Oil & Gas? The correct answer may be surprising: 1.5 hours exactly. How so?

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Goodbye Chevron

It was the longest local protest against shale gas exploration boreholes in the world. On Monday, July 7th, 2014, at 4 AM, the employees of the American company Chevron left the village Żurawlów in the Lubelskie Region. After 400 days

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Global Frackdown: October 11, 2014

Momentum toward the Global Frackdown continues to grow – in just the last week, 21 new organizations signed on as partners in the October 11 Global Frackdown and now there are partners in 22 countries and 20 states in the

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Fracking Deal Is Reached by YPF, Petronas

Argentine, Malaysian State Oil Firms to Develop Vaca Muerta Shale in South America YPF chief Miguel Galuccio, pictured last year, has lived in Southeast Asia and worked with Petronas. Bloomberg BUENOS AIRES–Argentina’s YPF SA  and Malaysia’s Petroliam Nasional Bhd. will sign an agreement

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First victim of the first Chevron fracking site in Romania

Press release. Please share in your networks. A fatal work accident has occurred the night of 18-19 May on the Chevron platform in the village of Pungesti, Romania, where a worker employed by the Dafora company has lost his life.

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Santa Cruz Is First California County to Ban Fracking

Santa Cruz County has become the first county in California to impose a “permanent” ban on fracking, as well as all other on-shore oil and gas development. Tuesday morning the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the pre-emptive move against hydraulic

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The canton of Neuchâtel voted for a moratorium on oil drilling

30.04.2014 On Wednesday The Grand Council of Neuchâtel accepted a 10-year moratorium on oil, natural gas and shale gas drilling projects. Neuchâtel is the first Swiss canton to adopt a ten-year moratorium on all oil drilling on its entire territory.

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Russia’s Gazprom, American Halliburton sign major energy deal

  Russia’s state-owned energy giant Gazprom Neft has signed a major cooperation agreement with the huge American energy services corporation Halliburton to facilitate “technological exchanges” to boost production. “One aspect of cooperation will be special technical seminars for employees of

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