The planning committee that granted planning permission for testing and flaring at Cuadrilla’s oil exploration well at Balcombe was misdirected, a court heard this morning.
On November 4th, the House of Lords debated a report on the economic impact on UK energy policy of shale gas and oil. The report was the outcome of an enquiry by the Lords’ Economic Affairs Committee. Below are extracts of the debate in the order that the […]
A group from Balcombe begins a legal challenge tomorrow morning (Thursday November 6th) into the way West Sussex County Council granted planning permission to Cuadrilla for testing and flaring at its exploratory oil well in the village.
A councillor for residents in the Fylde area of Lancashire, where Cuadrilla wants to frack, has called on the government to bring in tougher regulation for the shale gas industry before operations begin.
Within the past hour, a truck has moved the rig off Rathlin Energy’s West Newton gas exploration site in East Yorkshire. The suspension of the site comes as the company prepares to give details about proposals for a new exploration well in the Holderness area and its plans […]
Events in West Sussex and East Yorkshire Three events are taking place this Saturday (November 8th 2014) to give local people information about onshore oil and gas drilling. One is organised by a county council, one by a drilling company and one by a campaign group.
Opposition to shale gas has overtaken support for the first time in an ongoing government study of public attitudes. The latest research in the Tracker survey, published today, found 27% of those questioned opposed shale gas, compared with 26% who supported.