The shale gas company, Cuadrilla, has announced plans to carry out seismic surveys in a field next to its Preston New Road site near Blackpool.
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Charges of aggravated trespass have been dismissed against two anti-fracking campaigners at a trial in Chesterfield. Four other campaigners were acquitted of the same charges.
The Infrastructure Act unexpectedly made news last week with the closure of a loophole on fracking consent. Fracking in the UK now looks unlikely in 2017. But 2018 could be very different, with fracking now expected at two sites and shale gas companies looking for new locations. In this guest […]
Opponents of drilling for oil near Leith Hill in Surrey have stopped a delivery to the site by blocking the entrance.
In this update on protests about fracking and the onshore oil and gas industry: Campaigners occupy and evicted from Horse Hill oil site in Surrey; March through Pickering against fracking plans in Yorkshire; Protests against Barclays Bank’s ownership of Third Energy. Climate change protest at government department Slow […]
In this week’s listings: Derbyshire debate on fracking and energy; Cuadrilla’s third live stream Q&A session on horizontal drilling at Lancashire site End of 750-mile anti-fracking campaigner’s cycle tour Buddhist monks bless water and air protectors at shale gas sites; Consultation deadline on Preston New Road permit.
Updated 7/12/2017 The National Trust has denied it acted unreasonably in refusing to allow the shale gas company, INEOS, to carry out geological tests on historic parkland.