June 14th 2014 Transcripts of the last week of parliamentary debates and questions on: The Infrastructure Bill proposals to allow drilling without landowers’ consent The carbon footprint of different energy sources Gas prices Earthquakes Investment in liquified natural gas terminals Government visits to Lancashire With thanks to theyworkforyou.com
13th June 2014 Lawyers for a Balcombe residents’ group have issued legal proceedings in the High Court in an attempt to overturn Cuadrilla’s planning permission for drilling in the village. Frack Free Balcombe Residents Association (FFBRA), which has 312 members, is taking legal action against both West Sussex County […]
12th June 2014 Cuadrilla said today that public opinion was running two to one in favour of fracking in the Fylde area of Lancashire, where the company wants to hydraulically fracture up to eight wells.
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.