Category: Environment

Reporting of the environmental implications of fracking

What Cuadrilla told us on community benefit, Sussex drilling sites and community consultation has been trying for nearly a fortnight to get answers from Cuadrilla to some simple questions. Cuadrilla responded this afternoon and the answers are below, unedited. Will Balcombe be able to take advantage of the community benefit scheme? This single well exploration activity that Cuadrilla has been undertaking […]

Britain blocks EU legally-binding regulations on fracking – Guardian

The Guardian reported that Britain has defeated European Union attempts to set legally binding environmental regulations for the shale gas industry. According to the paper, David Cameron has led intense lobbying against the proposals, arguing that existing rules are strict enough to keep fracking safe and that new rules would delay investment and increase […]

Gasland II screens at investigative film festival

The Centre for Investigative Journalism has chosen Gasland II, Josh Fox’s documentary about the experience of fracking in the United States, for its annual film festival this year. The film will be screened on Saturday February 8th at 5pm at the Oliver Thompson Theatre, City University, Northampton Square, London, EC1V 0HB. Tickets […]