The Environment Agency says it is examining new procedures at a Rathlin Energy gas drilling site in east Yorkshire, where local residents complained last week about a smell that was making them feel ill.
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The government has dismissed concerns about the impact of fracking on health, water quality, climate change and local businesses. It also rejected criticism of conflicts of interest and a failure to take part in public debates about fracking.
Thousands of opponents of fracking were among an estimated 0.5 million+ people who took part marches in more than 150 countries across the world demanding action on climate change.
The Environment Agency has instructed Rathlin Energy to stop the smell coming from its exploratory oil and gas well at West Newton in the Yorkshire Wolds after complaints from residents that it was making them feel sick.
Coming events this autumn related to fracking and onshore oil and gas Sunday 21st September People’s Climate March, London, Assembles 12.30, Temple Place, Embankment. Details People’s Climate March, Manchester, to lobby Labour Party Conference, Assembles 11am, Piccadilly Gardens. Details People’s Climate March, Chichester, to deliver petition to the […]
Anti-fracking campaigners in Lancashire are celebrating the first success in their bid to oppose Cuadrilla’s plans to hydraulically fracture up to eight shale gas wells in the Fylde.
The Denver-based oil and gas company, Magellan Petroleum Corporation, has confirmed in a statement that drilling operations at the Horse Hill-1 exploratory oil well near Horley in Surrey began on September 3rd 2014.