Hydraulic fracturing is commonly known as “fracking.” A “fracktivist” (fracking + activist) is someone who is against the fracking procedure. “Fractivist” has been cited since at least April 12, 2011 and “fractivism” (fracking + activism) since at least April 15, 2011; both were used by the Earthjustice organization.
“Fracktivist” has been more popular than “fracktivism,” possibly because of the blog Fracktivist.com (Assist, Reform & Protect!) and an event called the Fracktivist Conference.
“Fractivist” and “fractivism” have also been popularly used. “@fractivists” was used on Twitter on January 6, 2011.
Wikipedia: Hydraulic fracturing
Hydraulic fracturing is the fracturing of rock by a pressurized liquid. Some hydraulic fractures form naturally—certain veins or dikes are examples. Induced hydraulic fracturing or hydrofracturing, commonly known as fracking, is a technique in which typically water is mixed with sand and chemicals, and the mixture is injected at high pressure into a wellbore to create small fractures (typically less than 1mm), along which fluids such as gas, petroleum, uranium-bearing solution, and brine water may migrate to the well. Hydraulic pressure is removed from the well, then small grains of proppant (sand or aluminium oxide) hold these fractures open once the rock achieves equilibrium. The technique is very common in wells for shale gas, tight gas, tight oil, and coal seam gas and hard rock wells. This well stimulation is usually conducted once in the life of the well and greatly enhances fluid removal and well productivity, but there has been an increasing trend towards multiple hydraulic fracturing as production declines. A different technique where only acid is injected is referred to as acidizing.
Sign Petition @change: Say No to Natural Gas Drilling Near Dallas Cowboy Stadium http://chn.ge/e1MqGb
2:05 AM - 6 Jan 11
Good morning fracktivists! This morning we’ll be live-blogging Senate EPW hearing on #fracking. Background info here: http://ejus.tc/gpDxmw
9:08 AM - 12 Apr 11
unEARTHED—The Earthjustice Blog
15 APRIL 2011, 3:44 PM
Mark Ruffalo: Why I Fight Against Fracking
Oscar-nominated actor discusses his fracktivism
Advice for the aspiring fracktivist?
Mark: We haven’t been carried this far to be dropped.
#ian urbina knows whats up.
3:55 PM - 17 Apr 11
2 political junkies
October 26, 2011
The Fracktivist Vote
Posted by Maria
While it certainly feels like the all the election talk is about 2012, you do have the opportunity to elect some folks next month. And while the focus for November in these parts has been squarely centered on Fitzgerald vs. Raja (ugh and triple ugh), there are other races. If you want a reason to go to the polls—and to feel good about your vote—how about showing some love to the candidates who have taken a stand against fracking?
Michael S. Knapp
NEW BLOG POSTING: Fractivism: A case study in delusional self-importance http://knappap.blogspot.com/2011/12/fractivism-case-study-in-delusional.html …
11:52 AM - 28 Dec 11
Fracktivist.com (Assist, Reform & Protect!)
MONDAY, MAY 28, 2012
KERR-MCGEE O&G: Groundwater Impacted – Spill/Incident Report
Posted by FRACTIVIST at 18:14
Energy News Ohio
Is fracktivism really a grassroots movement? Simple answer: No. #fracking #shale #natgas #oil #energy http://fb.me/1QukILPpO
10:54 AM - 14 Jun 12
Fort Worth (TX) Weekly
Fracktivism on the Hill
Posted July 11, 2012 by STATIC in News
Talk about being green. The Hulk, or at least the actor who portrays the heroic beast in The Avengers, is heading to Washington, D.C., to battle the natural gas drilling industry — specifically, the practice of hydraulic fracturing that Fort Worthians have come to love so dearly.
An activist for social and environmental justice who is against the process of hydraulic fracturing also called fracking. Fracktivists have united globally to prevent the negative impacts from fracking such as massive freshwater consumption, hazardous chemical spills, billions of gallons of toxic waste byproducts and earthquakes. Fracktivists generally take non violent direct action by holding forums, rallies, action camps, marches, blockades, contact blitzes, tree sits, locking themselves to equipment and occupying corporate and government spaces to overcome the high dollar PR campaigns of the Oil & Gas industry.
From New York to California and around the globe, fracktivists have united to save the planet by a common call of “BAN FRACKING NOW!”
by bill b licious January 12, 2013
The Huffington Post
‘Fractivists’ Urge Lafayette Residents To Campaign For Drilling Ban
The Boulder Daily Camera | By Amy Bounds
Posted: 03/25/2013 11:31 am EDT | Updated: 03/25/2013 10:32 am EDT
LAFAYETTE—Anti-fracking activists held a community forum today on “the hidden risks of fracking,” urging residents to join a campaign to get Lafayette to ban any new drilling activity in the city.
2013 Fracktivist Conference
Let’s Move Beyond Natural Gas! September 13-15, Knoxville, TN.
Before It’s News
Fracktivist Camp Draws Local Support in Salford
Friday, December 27, 2013 5:24
Protesters slow down machinery being transported to fracking site in Barton Moss, Salford. Photograph: Claire Hildreth/ Claire Hildreth/Demotix/Corbis
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