The government is standing by its moratorium on fracking in England after new research concluded that induced earthquakes were hard to predict and manage.
In this guest post, anti-fracking campaigner and researcher, Ben Dean, argues that successive Conservative-led governments have failed to have full confidence in the onshore fracking industry.
The government cannot be trusted to regulate shale gas, according to more than 40% of people surveyed by Cardiff University. Just over 20% were confident that the government would do an adequate job.The rest didn’t know.
The Environment Agency’s top staff on fracking told MPs yesterday they were confident that current regulations were good enough to deal with any risks to people and the environment.
Government support for fracking has made people less likely to believe that decisions about shale gas will be objective and independent, according to new research. The study for the Department of Energy and Climate Change also found that the more people learned about shale gas, the more opposed […]
Early June New permits needed. Cuadrilla Resources Ltd announces “Shortly before rig mobilisation to the site the Environment Agency advised that it would now require CRL to secure a permit under the provisions of the European Union Mining Waste directive. … This is the first time that the […]