Guest post by Nick Grealy As shale companies prepare to explore for gas in the East Midlands, North Yorkshire and Lancashire, would-be operator Nick Grealy says there’s a whiff of hypocrisy about why London – and other cities in the south – have been left out of the […]
Guest post by Kathryn McWhirter Tomorrow (11 January 2017), North Lincolnshire Council is expected to decide on a plans for oil production at Egdon’s site at Wressle, near Scunthorpe. The application includes proposals for the little-discussed process of acidisation.
Guest post by Peter Strachan and Alex Russell On Tuesday the US Environmental Protection Agency released its study concluding that hydraulic fracturing can impact drinking water at each stage in the shale gas production process. In this guest post, professors Peter Strachan and Alex Russell assess the case […]
Guest post by Stuart Lane In this Guest Post, Stuart Lane, chair of Fossil Free Dorset, reports on the expiry of planning permission this weekend for drilling at California Quarry, in Swanage. An occupation of the proposed site since September has now ended. InfraStrata was granted permission in 2013 […]
Guest post by Chris Redston Chris Redston, a campaigner with Frack Free Ryedale, comments on what yesterday’s approval of exploratory shale gas drilling at Misson says about the planning system On Tuesday Nottinghamshire County Council approved an application from fracking company IGas for exploratory drilling for shale gas at Misson […]
Guest Post by Heather Stroud In this guest post, Heather Stroud, who lives in Ryedale and opposes fracking in the district, reflects on this week’s decision to approve Third Energy’s shale gas plans for Kirby Misperton While all attention is focused on how ‘alive our democratic process’ is, […]
Guest Post by by Laurence Williams A public inquiry gets underway in five weeks’ time to hear Cuadrilla’s appeals against the refusals of planning permission to frack at two sites in Lancashire. A planning inspector wil chair the inquiry, now expected to last up to 20 days. But the […]