3rd June 2014 A countryside group has called on the government to uphold environmental standards at onshore oil exploration sites, not reduce them.
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 […]
30th May 2014 West Sussex County Council has responded to a challenge by a group of Balcombe residents that the planning permission for Cuadrilla’s exploratory oil well was unlawful.
30th May 2014 This week, Cuadrilla announced it had submitted a planning application to hydraulically fracture up to four wells at one of its sites in Lancashire. But what are the company’s plans for southern England? Cuadrilla recently gained planning permission to test the oil exploration well it […]
29th May 2014 There have been more than 4,700 public objections to Celtique Energie’s planning application for oil and gas exploration near Fernhurst, according to data from the South Downs National Park Authority. Only a handful of comments to the authority supported the application.
29th May 2014 The renewable energy company, Ecotricity, has agreed to fund legal action by a group of Balcombe residents campaigning against Cuadrilla’s oil exploration operation in the village.
27th May 2014 A new group promoting a national debate about fracking has published details of its first events. We Need to Talk About Fracking is seeking definitive answers to the key questions about hydraulic fracturing and extreme extraction. It says it will address the facts and balance […]
26th May 2014 “So much for Britain’s fracking revolution” said the Daily Mail in response to last week’s report on oil and gas potential in southern England. Usually a supporter of the government’s push for fracking, the paper headed its story: How the oil field found beneath The Weald […]
23rd May 2014 The Government has published proposals to change the trespass laws, making access easier for fracking companies. It also announced a new compensation scheme for people affected by shale gas developments
23rd May 2014 There could be up to 8 billion barrels of oil under the Weald in southern England, according to a report out today. But it may be difficult to extract – and there’s unlikely to be any shale gas.