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.
A commentator who has been promoting shale gas development in the UK said this morning he has applied for licences to frack under parts of London, including Hyde and Green Parks.
A local council tried to buy petroleum drilling licences to prevent fracking around a World Heritage Site. But the government refused to let it bid in the latest selling round.
Two environmental organisations called today for government action to ensure tax payers do not end up paying for pollution from abandoned oil and gas wells.
Events and key dates on drilling, fracking and onshore oil and gas developments Friday, 24 October 2014 Deadline for comments on Third Energy UK’s applications for North York Moors National Park Authority and North Yorkshire County Council for a gas production site and reinjection well at Ebberston South. […]