12th June 2014 In the past year, the Environment Agency has issued environmental permits for seven oil and gas drilling sites. It has also given pre-application advice for 24 more.
12th June 2014 Cuadrilla’s latest planning application to explore for shale gas in the Fylde area of the Bowland Basin has been published by Lancashire County Council.
11th June 2014 An 82-year-old anti-fracking campaigner from Greater Manchester has won the ‘Local Hero’ category in this evening’s Observer Ethical Awards. Anne Power, who walks with a stick, became a well-known participant to police and campaigners at protests against IGas’s exploration site at Barton Moss in Salford. She […]
11th June 2014 This evening, almost 900 people had signed an online petition calling on West Sussex County Council to declare the county a frack-free zone. If another 2,100 people sign by mid July, the council is committed to holding a debate on the issue.
10th June 2014 West Sussex County Council has released details of the programme and participants for its information day on oil and gas development exploration and extraction. The event is on Saturday 21st June at Pulborough Village Hall and runs from 9.30am to 4.00pm. Participants include: the Environment Agency, Health […]
9th June 2014 A nationwide series of five debates about fracking begins today in Glasgow – but there’s no sign of representatives from the industry on the confirmed list of speakers for any event.
With thanks to Theyworkforyou.com we’ve included extracts about fracking and shale gas from the Queen’s Speech and the first day’s debate that followed in the House of Commons. Click here for more about parliamentary discussions on shale and fracking this week: Latest Fracking Week in Westminster Ministerial Statement on […]
7th June 2014 With help from Theyworkforyou.com, we’ve included extracts from the House of Lords debate on 5th June about proposals in the Queen’s Speech to change the trespass laws to make it easier for oil and gas companies to drill on private land without permission. Click for […]
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 […]
7th June 2014 Below is a transcript of a written statement by Energy Minister, Michael Fallon, made on June 5th on the Government’s plans to change the trespass laws for onshore oil and gas companies. For more parliamentary discussion on shale gas and fracking this week, click: Latest Fracking […]