The government has dismissed concerns about the impact of fracking on health, water quality, climate change and local businesses. It also rejected criticism of conflicts of interest and a failure to take part in public debates about fracking.
Our digest of last month’s news about fracking, shale and onshore oil and gas developments from the UK and around the world. Cuadrilla’s legal action to stop trespass in the Fylde and allegations that its contractors trespassed Reclaim the Power Camp Public opinion surveys Research on fracking’s health […]
July 2015 Third Energy’s Ryedale planning application refused for validation for second time Fracking safe only with highest drilling standards and rigorous monitoring – Task Force reports Multiple failings with Third Energy’s fracking application revealed Campaigners question “gold standard” regulation after revealing CBM production site has no permit […]
July 2015 Green MP criticises tactics of government u-turn on fracking in wildlife sites Ministers “selling” fracking fail to address public concerns – new research Government allows fracking under – but not in – National Parks (plus reaction) No North-South divide on fracking – Lords urge Fracking Week […]
July 2015 Fracking safe only with highest drilling standards and rigorous monitoring – Task Force reports Cuadrilla hits out at “scaremongering” and “polluting propaganda” of anti-fracking campaigners Multiple failings with Third Energy’s fracking application revealed Shale will save the UK from becoming world theme park – Ineos Guest […]
19th August 2014 Tim Radford, of the Climate News Network, reports in this guest post on how scientists in the US have established that some chemicals used in the controversial process of fracking to extract gas and oil could represent health and environmental hazards.
An at-a-glance view of July’s news about fracking and onshore oil and gas. For the current month’s news click here
June 14th 2014 Transcripts of the last week of parliamentary debates and questions on: The Infrastructure Bill proposals to allow drilling without landowers’ consent The carbon footprint of different energy sources Gas prices Earthquakes Investment in liquified natural gas terminals Government visits to Lancashire With thanks to theyworkforyou.com
7th June 2014 MPs wanted to talk about fracking and shale gas this week. The issue came up during the debate on the Queen’s Speech on June 4th and during discussion of the Finance Bill on June 5th. Below, with help from Theyworkforyou.com we’ve included transcripts about shale […]
An at-a-glance view of May’s news about fracking and onshore oil and gas. For the current month’s news click here 31/5/14 The Times reports that Cuadrilla has threatened to pull out of Britain unless the law is changed to allow it to drill under people’s homes without permission. In an […]