A quick reference guide to research studies on fracking and oil and gas extraction published during October and November 2014. Key issues include: Human rights of fracking Potential health impacts of shale exploration in Lancashire Impact of shale gas on the countryside Public attitudes Effect of environmental regulation […]
Transcripts of parliamentary questions, answers and debates on fracking and onshore oil and gas for the week ending 7th November 2014 Storage of flowback water and contamination by fracking Health hazards from fracking chemicals Health impact of radon in shale gas Whether fracking regulations are fit for purpose […]
19th August 2014 Tim Radford, of the Climate News Network, reports in this guest post on how scientists in the US have established that some chemicals used in the controversial process of fracking to extract gas and oil could represent health and environmental hazards.
20th May 2014 The British shale industry was warned yesterday to learn from Australia and to not rush into fracking without a proper public debate.
Balcombe Parish Council has posted a video of the first part of a meeting between villagers and the Environment Agency which discussed regulation at Cuadrilla’s oil exploration site. About 270 people attended the meeting, on October 9th, with more listening outside. At the meeting, the Environment Agency confirmed […]
Research from the US calls for a halt to fracking. A report from Environment America says fracking produces enormous volumes of toxic waste water that once brought to the surface poses hazards for drinking water, air quality and public safety. The report also says fracking requires huge volumes of […]