By Chloe Farand, DeSmog UK. The UK government is recruiting a shale gas commissioner to “facilitate communication” with residents and promote what is sees as the benefits of a new fossil fuel industry. The position was announced days before the government gave the go-ahead for fracking to start in Lancashire.
The shale gas company, Cuadrilla, has applied to change the rules on working hours at its Preston New Road site near Blackpool.
Guest Post by Mat Hope: “Secretive industry conference” seeks to persuade people fracking is a good idea
A secretive fracking conference sponsored by Dow Chemical and Halliburton and featuring speakers from a range of publically-funded government agencies is taking place somewhere in Birmingham today. In this Guest Post, Mat Hope, of Desmog UK, reports on what is known about the conference and what it is […]