A group of Balcombe residents has lost its High Court battle to overturn the planning permission granted to Cuadrilla to test an exploratory oil well in their village.
An inquiry has been provisionally scheduled for August next year to hear Celtique Energie’s appeal against the refusal of planning permission for exploratory drilling in West Sussex.
Government support for fracking has made people less likely to believe that decisions about shale gas will be objective and independent, according to new research. The study for the Department of Energy and Climate Change also found that the more people learned about shale gas, the more opposed […]
The government announced a £5m fund in yesterday’s autumn statement to provide public information on shale gas regulation.
The rate of onshore oil and gas drilling in the UK is “glacially slow”, the organisation representing the fracking industry said yesterday.
Lancashire County Council has confirmed that Cuadrilla’s planning applications for exploratory drilling and fracking in the Fylde will be decided on January 28th and 29th 2015, according to reports by the Roseacre Awareness Group.
Transcripts of parliamentary questions, answers and debates on fracking and onshore oil and gas for the week ending 28th November 2014 This week saw an adjournment debate on fracking called by Norman Baker, MP for Lewes – see Our special report and Full transcript of the debate Also questions […]
The risks from fracking are compared to those from thalidomide, asbestos and tobacco in a study used as evidence for the annual report by the government’s chief scientific advisor.
Events about fracking and onshore oil and gas in December Second reading of the Infrastructure Bill in House of Commons Decision on Dart’s planning application for Ellesmere Campaigning in Lancashire and Falkirk Gayzer Frackman takes his anti-fracking campaign to Brussels High Court eviction hearing about Rathlin’s West Newton […]
Opponents of fracking have welcomed yesterday’s announcement giving responsibility for onshore oil and gas to the Scottish government.