The government’s health advisor says emissions from fracking are likely to be a low risk to public health – providing operations are properly run and regulated. Public Health England says shale gas extraction has the potential to cause pollution to air, land and water. But current evidence indicates […]
Investigative journalist and environmental writer. Specialising in UK onshore oil and gas, fracking and the reaction to it.
From Balcombe Parish Council Website
More people would prefer a windfarm than a fracking plant if they had to choose which was built in their local area, according to the pollng organisation Survation. In a study for yesterday’s Mail on Sunday, Survation found that 68.1% of people would choose a windfarm, compared with […]
The National Trust is fending off protests about comments made by its Director General, Dame Helen Ghosh, in today’s Times that the organisation was keeping an open mind on fracking but was unlikely to allow wind farms on its land. Up to 3pm today, the Trust had sent […]
Widespread fracking could encourage people to support alternatives to fossil fuels, the director of Gasland 2 told a screening of the documentary in Lewes, Sussex, last night (23/10/13). Josh Fox said: “The way to get the world off fossil fuels is the number of places they want to […]
George Osborne says he doesn’t want Britain to be left on the sidelines over fracking because protestors fear it will harm the environment. According to the Daily Telegraph, the Chancellor told a Thomson Reuters event in London “Of course there are proper environmental regulations there to protect local communities, […]
Campaigners against Cuadrilla’s exploration for oil at Balcombe came to Lewes for the first grassroots screening in the UK of the anti-fracking film Gasland 2. The event, also attended by the film’s director Josh Fox and producer Deborah Wallace, packed Lewes Town Hall last night (22/10/13). On-shore oil […]