The government proposes to issue 59 oil and gas licences in areas close to the UK’s most important wildlife sites with no conditions on the activities of operators. The licences make up just under half the blocks that will be released following a public consultation currently underway. Most […]
Anti-fracking campaigners have called for a delay to the decision on IGas’s plans for groundwater monitoring at a proposed shale gas exploration site in north Nottinghamshire.
The deadlines are approaching for comments on four public consultations on onshore oil and gas plans. Two consultations are about proposals by Third Energy to reinject waste water at gas sites in North Yorkshire. Comments for these consultations must be submitted by just before midnight tomorrow (Thursday 30th […]
Events, conferences and key dates this month on fracking and onshore oil and gas. Updated throughout the month as we hear about events. Please let us know if we’ve not included your dates by clicking here. Saturday 1st August 2015 Friends of the Earth Fracking get-together and climate organiser […]
The government has defended plans to introduce standard environmental permits for some oil and gas drilling operations. But anti-drilling campaigners spent the weekend preparing objections to the plans, which many regard as “one size fits all self-regulation”. One group said regulation of the onshore oil and gas industry […]
Events, meetings and key dates on fracking and onshore oil and gas this month:. Lancashire County Council votes on Cuadrilla’s Fylde fracking applications National anti-fracking rally in Preston Demonstration and council debate in Ryedale European Parliament vote on fracking moratorium Closing date on EA consultation on standard rules […]
Government ministers were challenged on the impacts of fracking during questions in both the House of Commons and the Lords. The pro-fracking peer, Lord Lawson, accused Lancashire County Council of trying to block shale gas development by “turning down every single application for exploratory drilling?” The chair […]