A campaigner against fracking began a legal challenge today over the government’s decision to allow more time for gas drilling near his home in Cheshire.
A majority of adults in a Cheshire village where IGas has bought land for shale exploration think fracking would be a bad thing, according to a new survey.
A veteran US shale geologist now working with INEOS has raised doubts about fracking in a key area of the UK.
IGas gave details today of its shale gas plans for the next year, along with conventional drilling in a national park.
A member on Cheshire West and Chester Council is calling for a local referendum on plans by INEOS to frack for shale gas in her area.
The most successful company in last year’s oil and gas licence round has set out a timetable for its plans to frack in three regions of England. INEOS Shale announced seismic surveying would be carried out this summer and planning applications submitted later in the year.
INEOS is promoting its view of the benefits of shale gas to parish and town councils in its English exploration areas at a series of daytime meetings next month. Opponents of the company’s activities have described the meetings as a “sham consultation” and “a slick PR exercise”. They […]