Obama Administration Approved Gulf Fracking During Deepwater Horizon Disaster

During this time regulators issued more than 300 “categorical exclusions” to exempt drilling plans that included fracking from complex environmental reviews. The use of categorical exclusions has been under heavy scrutiny since 2010, when the media learned that BP’s drilling plan for the Deepwater Horizon rig was categorically excluded from review in the months before a deadly explosion on the platform caused the worst oil spill in United States history.

 

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“Frack Master” accused of $80m investment fraud

A leading proponent of UK shale gas who advised parliaments on fracking is facing allegations of defrauding investors of $80m over the past five years.

Chris Faulkner, the head of a US fracking company who adopted the title Frackmaster, is also accused of spending at least $30m of investors’ money on lavish meals, travel, cars and entertainment.

 

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EPA Officials Covered Up Toxic Fracking Emissions For Years

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Why has the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) failed to take adequate action against disastrous, climate-warming methane emissions from the fracking industry?

An environmental watchdog alleges that the answer may be a years-long, systematic cover-up of the true data surrounding these toxic emissions.

That cover-up, the group says, was at the hands of at least one EPA researcher who accepted payments from the oil and gas industry.

 

 

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Uncovered Documents Reveal MSNBC Show Worked to Promote Fracking

The documents, obtained from Oklahoma State University (OSU), relate to the filming of an episode of The Dylan Ratigan Show on the OSU campus in April 2011. The episode came two and a half years before the network announced in late-2013 that its website would run native advertisements (content that looks like original news) on behalf of fracking lobbying group America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA). ANGA is now part of the American Petroleum Institute (API).

 

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