IGas announced today it is going ahead with its acquisition of Dart Energy before the conclusion of an investigation by the UK Competition and Mergers Authority (CMA).
West Sussex County Council has confirmed it will debate a motion to declare the county a Frack Free Zone at its next full council meeting.
Researchers behind Nottingham University’s long-running survey of public attitudes to shale gas extraction say the turn against fracking after the Balcombe protests has bottomed-out – but deep-seated unease about fracking remains.
The Environment Agency says it is examining new procedures at a Rathlin Energy gas drilling site in east Yorkshire, where local residents complained last week about a smell that was making them feel ill.
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.
Thousands of opponents of fracking were among an estimated 0.5 million+ people who took part marches in more than 150 countries across the world demanding action on climate change.
The Environment Agency has instructed Rathlin Energy to stop the smell coming from its exploratory oil and gas well at West Newton in the Yorkshire Wolds after complaints from residents that it was making them feel sick.