# fracking - Today’s News
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# fracking - Friday 22 November, 2013
The EPA notes that although there are currently no hydraulic fracturing (fracking) projects under way in Ireland, the gas exploration method “is an emerging issue”.
# fracking - Friday 11 October, 2013
France banned the practice in 2011 over the objections of the oil industry.
# fracking - Sunday 15 September, 2013
Junior miniser Fergus O’Dowd has said that the state should provide an environment that encourages companies to take the risks involved in exploration.
# fracking - Sunday 25 August, 2013
When an Irish photographer found himself in Sussex near fracking protests, he took some fascinating shots.
# fracking - Sunday 28 July, 2013
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# fracking - Monday 3 June, 2013
The natural resources minister also denies suggestions that Ireland is “giving away” its oil and gas reserves.
# fracking - Wednesday 10 April, 2013
A British study says most hydraulic fracking activities release the same amount of energy ‘as jumping off a ladder’.
# fracking - Monday 8 April, 2013
A survey has shown that most industry insiders also think €100 or higher would be a fair water charge for a four person household.
# fracking - Saturday 23 March, 2013
Fracking is an emotively driven environmental issue – but the Irish government could do worse than follow the UK in opening up the market here for exploration, writes Aaron McKenna.
# fracking - Wednesday 20 March, 2013
George Osborne has halved his projections for economic growth for Britain this year, and offers a new mortgage stimulus.
# fracking - Sunday 23 December, 2012
Photographer Sean Breithaupt travelled to Dimock Township, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania and spoke to people who have had their lives impacted by fracking.
# fracking - Thursday 13 December, 2012
The Green Party in Ireland has reiterated its call for a ban on fracking in this country.
# fracking - Saturday 1 December, 2012
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UK-based company Enegi will now apply to the government for an exploration license before the end of February next year.
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# fracking - Saturday 13 October, 2012
Initial investigations suggest there could be a major gas reserve in the north-west of the country – but the possible use of fracking to extract the gas is highly controversial.
# fracking - Tuesday 25 September, 2012
We tend to assume that science equals ‘truth’ – but when fracking is the issue this isn’t always the case, writes Sian Cowman.
# fracking - Saturday 15 September, 2012
However, the Environmental Protection Agency has said it would be unlikely that somebody with no links to the fossil fuel industry could produce a report on fracking processes.
# fracking - Friday 27 July, 2012
# fracking - Thursday 14 June, 2012
Bulgarian legislators voted today in favour of relaxing a ban on the controversial natural gas drilling method.
# fracking - Saturday 9 June, 2012
Companies engaged in any potential fracking will face stiff penalties including jail if they do not comply with regulations.
# fracking - Friday 11 May, 2012
The study, commissioned by the Environmental Protection Agency, states that groundwater contamination is the most serious local environmental concern.
# fracking - Saturday 28 April, 2012
Watch this fracking hip video about the controversial drilling technique…
# fracking - Wednesday 18 April, 2012
Meanwhile, Ireland’s Environmental Protection Agency is undertaking an investigation the possible implications of fracking.
# fracking - Tuesday 17 April, 2012
# fracking - Friday 13 April, 2012
The communications minister says the Environmental Protection Agency will report back before any fracking can begin.
# fracking - Sunday 11 March, 2012
Calvin Tillman was the mayor of a Texas town which was one of the first to encounter ‘fracking’. He tells TheJournal.ie what happened next.
# fracking - Friday 2 March, 2012
A study in Poland has found that shale gas extraction at one site produced some toxic refuse but that the waste was reused and didn’t harm the environment.
# fracking - Wednesday 1 February, 2012
A company has said that the gas in north-west Ireland could lead to hundreds of jobs – but environmentalists have urged caution over the controversial technique.
# fracking - Friday 20 January, 2012
Feargal Quinn suggests that companies could be asked to put up a bond equal to the clean-up cost of any possible environmental damage.
# fracking - Thursday 19 January, 2012
Bulgaria has banned fracking and revoked a permit for the exploratory drilling for shale gas granted to the US energy giant Chevron.
# fracking - Tuesday 17 January, 2012
# fracking - Wednesday 11 January, 2012
Those charged are believed to have been officials from Poland’s environment ministry and companies who carry out the controversial exploration for shale gas.
# fracking - Tuesday 10 January, 2012
Clare County Council has agreed a total ban on fracking and is urging the government to implement a national ban on the process, but what do you think?
Councillors in Clare have also called for a national ban of the controversial gas extraction method.