Ineos has withdrawn the long-running planning application for coalbed methane extraction at Airth in Falkirk. Opponents of the scheme for 22 new wells and 14 new sites described the decision as “fantastic news”.
Events in February 2020 and beyond about UK fracking, onshore oil and gas and campaigning
2019 saw a Conservative government withdraw its support from fracking and introduce a moratorium on the process.
The anti-fracking campaign, Frack Free Lancashire, has criticised yesterday’s eviction of a protest camp near Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site.
DrillOrDrop has compiled reaction to the government’s statement on a immediate moratorium on fracking. We have comments from community groups, campaigners, academics, politicians and the shale gas industry. Full report on the government statement
Environmental campaigners have dismissed Surrey County Council’s use of the term “extremism” for anti-fracking protests.
Cuadrilla moved the frack pumps off its shale gas site near Blackpool today on the 1,000th day of protest by opponents.