Both Conservative leadership contenders have said they’re in favour of fracking if it has local support – but so far neither have explained how this would be measured or proved.
MPs debated the Queen’s Speech this week, which included measures which ministers said would curb protest and promote energy security. DrillOrDrop has compiled a selection of Westminster comments on these issues.
People have until the end of this week to respond to proposals to extend the life of the West Newton-B oil and gas site in East Yorkshire.
In this week’s listings: Meeting of Derbyshire County Council on INEOS second shale gas application for Marsh Lane; Publication of latest government data on public attitudes to fracking; Webcast of conference on fracking and public health; Plus meetings, gatherings, talks and deadlines.
INEOS second shale gas application for Marsh Lane “unnecessary burden on the public” – Derbyshire official
A senior official in Derbyshire is recommending that the county council does not deal with a second identical shale gas application from INEOS for a proposed site at the village of Marsh Lane.
In this week’s listings: Fylde Borough Council meeting on Cuadrilla’s Roseacre Wood traffic plans; Deadline for comments on Harthill and Bramleymoor Lane appeals; Three film screenings of The Bentley Effect; Frack Free zone for Sefton petition hand-in; Bolsover meeting with Jo and Steve White talking about fracking in Pennsylvania.
60+ events in April 2017 about UK fracking and onshore oil and gas, including a new tour for the play Fracked!, starring James Bolam and Anne Reid, plus opposition to Barclays’ support for shale gas, continuing Break the Chain actions, meetings, screenings, exhibitions and demonstrations.
Portsmouth Water has objected to proposals for 20 years of oil production in the South Downs National Park because of concerns about contamination to drinking water.
Lord of the Rings inspired Don’t Frack The Shires walk and meeting, along with information stalls, drop-in events, presentations, discussions, and a consultation deadline. All this week in DrillOrDrop’s round up of events about fracking, onshore oil and gas and the reactions to them.
Two supporters of the Preston New Road plans gave their views at the evening session on Day 10 of the inquiry.