Labour’s climate change spokesman, Barry Gardiner, today visited Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site near Blackpool, where fracking is imminent. He also went to Altcar Moss, a site near Formby earmarked for fracking by Aurora Resources.
Planning officers have recommended approval of Ineos proposals to drill an exploratory shale gas well on the edge of the south Yorkshire village of Woodsetts.
A Ryedale grandmother, who chained herself to the entrance of Third Energy’s fracking site with a Reclaim Democracy banner, said she did it to “prevent serious harm”.
An opponent of Ineos plans to explore for shale gas in Derbyshire was knocked down by a tractor during a protest yesterday, according to eyewitnesses.
The oil company, Europa has applied to extend the protest injunction at its exploration site near Leith Hill in Surrey.
Solo Oil has announced it is selling its direct interest in the Horse Hill oil exploration site in Surrey.
As Cuadrilla prepares to frack the UK’s first horizontal shale gas well, DrillOrDrop talked to the Health and Safety Executive about the organisation’s role in keeping workers and local people safe.
In this week’s listings Shadow international trade secretary, Barry Gardiner, visits Lancashire fracking sites; Campaigners head for Bank Holiday festivals; Green Party’s Amelia Womack speaks at Preston New Road; Plus meetings, gatherings and information events.
Councillors in north Nottinghamshire are seeking to evict an anti-fracking camp from their village.
Mole Valley District Council has called for local oil and gas operations to stop if they are implicated in the recent cluster of earthquakes in Surrey.