30th June 2014 Climate change minister Greg Barker has accused environmental groups of being “foolish” and “morally disingenuous” for opposing shale gas and fracking, but “doing little” about coal.
28th June 2014 Transcripts of the last week of parliamentary debates and questions on fracking and shale gas and oil Michael Fallon says shale gas emissions likely to be lower than those from imported LNG or European gas With thanks to theyworkforyou.com
27th June 2014 Public Health England is standing by its conclusion that fracking has a low risk to human health if properly run and regulated. But the organisation raises concerns about the density and location of drilling and abut bore-hole integrity. It repeats that robust regulation is essential.
27th June 2014 The debate over oil drilling in Balcombe has turned against local and national Conservative politicians this month. Letters to the local paper, the Mid-Sussex Times, have criticised the Government, Conservative-led West Sussex County Council and the local Tory MP.
27th June 2014 The Department of Energy and Climate Change is criticised today for failing to release details of its contact with oil and gas companies on the issue of fracking.
26th June 2014 Does the NATO Secretary General really believe that Russia is secretly the puppet master behind efforts to stop shale gas extraction in Europe, or is it – asks UK Green Party MP Caroline Lucas − just an indication of the growing effectiveness of anti-fracking campaigns? […]
25th June 2014 A veteran environmental campaigner will have to wait another three months to challenge convictions arising from the Balcombe anti-fracking protests. Nick Ward, 52, of Cambridge, expected to appeal this morning against guilty verdicts for obstructing the highway and criminal damage. But his case at Hove […]