In this Fracking Week in Parliament: Two Conservatives from shale gas areas quiz the government on fracking impacts: Mark Menzies (Fylde) asks about health and air quality monitoring Fiona Bruce (Congleton) asks about impacts on communities
Plans for more drilling and testing at the exploratory oil site at Horse Hill, near Gatwick Airport, were published this morning.
On Friday (20 May) councillors in North Yorkshire will meet to decide whether to approve what could be the UK’s first fracked shale gas well for more than five years.
Costs of dealing with waste water from fracking could be significant and make shale exploitation uneconomic in the UK, according to leading academics.
Local councillors vote next week on the first plan to frack in Yorkshire. There’s no official recommendation yet on whether Third Energy’s scheme at Kirby Misperton should be approved. But if it is, officers at Ryedale District Council have said fracking should not be allowed on Sundays. The vote […]
Conservative-controlled Trafford Council voted overwhelmingly last night to reaffirm its opposition to fracking until it is proved to be safe.
Councillors in Trafford voted tonight to approve plans by IGas that could lead to 25 years of coal bed methane production from a site next to M60 in Davyhulme.
The government has finally released the full report on the impact of shale gas drilling on the rural economy – 11 months after first publishing a heavily redacted version. The full report, commissioned by the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, details the negative impacts of shale […]