NBC reports on how farm land is suffering the consequences of the oil and gas boom in North Dakota: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/salting-earth-north-dakota-farmers-struggle-toxic-byproduct-oil-boom-n895771
“Belt Magazine” reports on a major gas processing plant being built adjacent to a young family’s three-generation farm, describing the impact on their farm.
In the US, infrastructure such as this central delivery point – including gas dehydration units, compressor stations and processing plants – is an essential part of the industry and comes together with the drilling pads, and all the associated pipeline networks between them.
Whilst Wisconsin has no oil and gas reserves and therefore no fracking, rural parts of this US state have nonetheless been disrupted by the industry’s insatiable need for silica sand, as described in this article in the anthropology journal “Sapiens”
Farmers from New South Wales in Australia tour neighbouring Queensland to find out what impact shale gas and coal seam gas extraction has had on the local economy. Did the promised prosperity materialise?
Dozens of Groningen farmers arrived in The Hague with their tractors to protest against fracking. Groningen has been plagued by damaging earthquakes for many years as a result of intensive gas extraction
Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/world/dutch-farmers-protest-fracking-as-govt-set-to-cut-gas-output/article/513761#ixzz564cYOmCq
Marilyn Cameron, a member of the Annapolis Valley Farmland Trust Association and No Farms No Food (a citizens’ coalition for protection of farmland in Kings County), writes in support of the Canadian province’s moratorium on fracking. More details in the “Truro Daily”
Farmers in the Pillage area of New South Wales contend that if the basin’s integrity was compromised so too would their ability to farm an area responsible for vast food production. More details at http://www.theland.com.au/story/5103095/showdown-looms-on-pilliga/
Dandaragan farmer David Cook has called for the Western Australia Fracking Inquiry panel to visit his region and hear from the people whose lives will be directly impacted by the fracking industry.
Police negotiated the release of workers associated with the pipeline’s proponent APA, who were holed up on a private property, after farmers had formed a human picket line. Farmers were concerned the workers were carrying no identifying documents.
Farmers in South Dakota are suing the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline project following damage to two growing seasons’ worth of crops