Within the past hour, a truck has moved the rig off Rathlin Energy’s West Newton gas exploration site in East Yorkshire. The suspension of the site comes as the company prepares to give details about proposals for a new exploration well in the Holderness area and its plans […]
Events in West Sussex and East Yorkshire Three events are taking place this Saturday (November 8th 2014) to give local people information about onshore oil and gas drilling. One is organised by a county council, one by a drilling company and one by a campaign group.
The head of an oil and gas company with drilling licences in Kent has bucked industry trends and agreed to put the case for fracking in a public debate.
What’s happening in November? The judicial review of Cuadrilla’s planning permission at Balcombe, debates on fracking in the House of Lords, at Oxfordshire County Council and in Kent, and a decision on Dart Energy’s plans at Ellesmere. Also seminars, meetings, roadshows and information events.
The prospect of Cuadrilla’s proposed fracking sites near Blackpool is already causing fear, anxiety, stress, sleep disturbance and depression among people living nearby, according to study for Lancashire County Council.
The human rights campaigner, Bianca Jagger, has called on the UK government to ban fracking until there is an understanding of its effects on human rights.
IGas, the company behind controversial gas drilling at Barton Moss in Salford, is planning to expand its operation in the South Downs National Park with two new exploration sites.