Fracking Week in Parliament. The Government was questioned this week on the impact that fracking would have on meeting the UK’s climate change targets.
The Welsh Government is consulting on its new policy to oppose fracking and any further oil and gas exploration.
The scale of harm from shale gas to health is uncertain, but the danger of exacerbating climate change is not, two professors of public health have warned.
A panel of judges at an internationally-recognised tribunal has concluded that governments and industry have failed in their obligations to protect the public from the impacts of fracking.
In this week’s listings Week of hearings by the Permanent People’s Tribunal on fracking; More witnesses give evidence to parliamentary inquiry on fracking planning guidance; Decision meeting on applications for oil exploration at N Kelsey and Biscathorpe; Seventh week of United Resistance campaign against fracking in Lancashire; Drop-in meeting on […]
The English Wildlife Trusts announced earlier this year that they opposed fracking. The Trusts said this was because they believed that shale gas extraction undermined UK efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and tackle climate change. In this guest post, Alan Wright, of the Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, […]
This post collates links to more than 30 studies, briefings and reports from the past six months on fracking and the onshore oil and gas industry. It includes briefings on the industry and regulation, along with work on emissions, public attitudes to fracking, economic impacts, seismic effects and […]