Opponents of fracking have welcomed yesterday’s announcement giving responsibility for onshore oil and gas to the Scottish government.
Leaked document reveals new drilling proposals in east Kent, as Canterbury opposes frack-free motion New plans for exploratory drilling at Tilmanstone in east Kent has been leaked to an anti-fracking campaign group. They came to light as councillors in Canterbury voted against a motion to make the district […]
A quick reference guide to research studies on fracking and oil and gas extraction published during October and November 2014. Key issues include: Human rights of fracking Potential health impacts of shale exploration in Lancashire Impact of shale gas on the countryside Public attitudes Effect of environmental regulation […]
A statement from Lancashire County Council released within the past few minutes says there will be a new public consultation on Cuadrilla’s two planning applications for exploratory gas wells in the Fylde.
The government was warned this morning it risked losing the support of Lancashire conservatives unless it strengthened regulation of fracking and improved the benefits of shale extraction for local people. During an adjournment debate on fracking, MPs accused ministers of “bowing down too easily” to the financial interests […]
The former minister, Norman Baker, will call tomorrow for a shift away from fracking and towards renwables.