12th July 2014 Transcripts of this week’s parliamentary questions about fracking, shale and onshore oil and gas Nato Secretary General’s comments about Russian infiltration of anti-fracking groups Fracking in East Yorkshire and the Mendip Hills Health effects of endocrine disrupter chemicals used in fracking fluids With thanks to […]
5th July 2014 Transcripts of parliamentary questions about fracking and shale gas Cabinet committee on developing shale gas Simplifying regulation Fracking licences Flood risks in fracking areas Changes to the trespass laws Community benefits With thanks to Theyworkforyou.com
3rd July 2014 Lord Chris Smith, the out-going chair of the Environment Agency, said he was “rather misreported” by The Times when he was quoted as saying fracking should be allowed in National Parks.
Decision on National Park drilling application delayed by large number of comments; Highways objection
3rd July 2014 The large number of comments on Celtique Energies’s planning application to drill at Fernhurst in the South Downs National Park has delayed a decision until the autumn.
Climate change minister says green groups are “foolish” and “morally-disingenuous” in opposing shale gas
30th June 2014 Climate change minister Greg Barker has accused environmental groups of being “foolish” and “morally disingenuous” for opposing shale gas and fracking, but “doing little” about coal.
28th June 2014 Transcripts of the last week of parliamentary debates and questions on fracking and shale gas and oil Michael Fallon says shale gas emissions likely to be lower than those from imported LNG or European gas With thanks to theyworkforyou.com
27th June 2014 Public Health England is standing by its conclusion that fracking has a low risk to human health if properly run and regulated. But the organisation raises concerns about the density and location of drilling and abut bore-hole integrity. It repeats that robust regulation is essential.
26th June 2014 Does the NATO Secretary General really believe that Russia is secretly the puppet master behind efforts to stop shale gas extraction in Europe, or is it – asks UK Green Party MP Caroline Lucas − just an indication of the growing effectiveness of anti-fracking campaigns? […]
22nd June 2014 Transcripts of the last week of parliamentary debates and questions on fracking and shale gas and oil Michael Fallon denies any cases of water contamination from fracking Value of shale gas to the economy Investment in the shale gas industry The Lords debate the Infrastructure […]
UK fracking “irresponsible” without more health studies and stricter regulation – oil engineer tells The Lancet
20th June 2014 The UK is not ready to resume fracking because regulations are inadequate and the evidence of impacts on health is being ignored by the government, according to correspondence in The Lancet, published online this morning.