FRACKING

News

Gas Companies Are Neighbours from Hell in This Rural BC Community

Farmington residents say tremors from nearby fracking feel like a truck crashing into your house at 60 km/h.
Christopher Pollon
11.22.18
environment

BC Fracking May Be Exposing Pregnant Women to a Carcinogen, Study Says

Urine tests suggest higher than normal levels of a benzene near shale gas fields.
Sarah Berman
11.21.17
column

Nuclear Power, You're Our Only Hope

[Slowly backs out of the environmentalist room.]
James Wilt
5.2.17
Stuff

How Much Money Would You Need to Be Paid to Have Your Garden Fracked?

It's official: the UK is following in America's footsteps and doing the whole fracking thing. But just how big a check would people take to let the deep drilling happen in their neighborhood? We asked some folks about it.
Biju Belinky
10.8.16
News

When Oil Boomtowns Go Bust

Fracking and other new technologies resulting in a lot of towns becoming suddenly wealthy, but as oil and gas prices fell, those industries suddenly dried up.
Peter Moskowitz
7.3.16
News

Inside the Movement to Stop the Oil Industry's 'Bomb Trains'

Activists say that carrying oil on trains leads to far too many explosions, derailments, and disasters.
Peter Moskowitz
5.29.16
Earth Day 2016

What President Obama Can Do to Combat Environmental Racism

We spoke to filmmaker Jon Bowermaster about his new documentary <i>Dear President Obama: The Clean Revolution Is Now</i>, which tells the stories of American families fighting the fracking industry.
Sarah Harvard
4.23.16
Photo

Beautiful Photos of English Countryside Threatened by Fracking

The picturesque town of Balcombe in West Sussex is the latest area to be the center of controversy over fracking.
Leonidas Toumpanos
2.23.16
News

How Badly Will US Exports of Crude Oil Hurt the Environment?

The reversal of the crude oil export ban is great news for oil and gas producers who've been hit hard by lower and lower prices for their goods in recent years. Unfortunately, it's terrible news for the rest of us.
Peter Moskowitz
1.7.16
Stuff

A 4.6 Magnitude Earthquake in BC Was Caused by Fracking

It's the largest oil and gas-related quake in the province's history.
Manisha Krishnan
12.17.15
VICE, QC

Anticosti: La ruée vers le gaz de schiste

Nichée au coeur du golfe du Saint-Laurent, l'île d'Anticosti fait l'objet d'une controverse environnementale importante.
VICE Staff
12.1.15
VICE, QC

The Hunt for Shale Gas on Quebec's Deer-Infested Island, Anticosti

Anticosti is nestled in the heart of the St-Lawrence river but it's on the front lines of a major environmental controversy. VICE traveled to some of the most isolated drilling sites in Quebec to spend time with locals and find out how promises of gas...
Simon Coutu
12.1.15
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