Two residents’ groups in areas where Cuadrilla wants to test drill have accused the Task Force on Shale Gas of proposing to experiment with their health. The industry-funded Task Force, chaired by Lord Smith, published its latest report today on the impacts of fracking on health and local […]
A resident’s group in the West Sussex village of Balcombe is urging people to object to proposed regulations that would allow the standard use of dilute hydrofluoric acid in a drilling operation.
Single regulator would command public confidence, says fracking task force, but residents want a ban
The industry-funded shale gas task force has called for a single regulator for the onshore oil and gas industry to win over public confidence. But residents consulted by the task force said they just want a ban.
Shale gas needs a rapid makeover because to the public it has become the new nuclear, according to the head of an ongoing-survey of attitudes to fracking. Professor Sarah O’Hara, of Nottingham University, told an industry conference yesterday that the turning point, when opposition began to grow to […]
The state violated human rights in the way it responded to UK anti-fracking protests, new research concludes. A paper by a group of academics, due to be published next month, found that people who took part in the protests were unlawfully arrested and prevented from taking part in […]
In this guest post, author Martin Dale explains how he came to write his new book about the anti-fracking movement, what he learned and what he thinks will happen next.
An environmental campaigner who is challenging convictions arising from the Balcombe anti-fracking protests finally began his appeal today, 16 months after his arrest and following two delays to his case.
A group of Balcombe residents has failed in its legal fight to quash the planning permission granted to Cuadrilla to test and carry out flaring at an exploratory oil well in the village.
West Sussex County Council welcome today’s decision. A spokesman said: “Our planning committee has to make decisions based on the merits of individual applications while adhering to national guidelines and policies.
A group of Balcombe residents has lost its High Court battle to overturn the planning permission granted to Cuadrilla to test an exploratory oil well in their village.