The shale gas company preparing to frack in North Yorkshire breached one of its environmental permits by failing to publish correct emissions data, it has emerged.
The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has changed its policy on fracking and called for a moratorium unless shale gas extraction secures “radical reductions” in carbon emissions.
The government misled parliament and the public over the climate change impacts of shale gas, according to new research. It suggests that ministers may even have breached their code of conduct by giving MPs inaccurate information.
A month-long public consultation began today on regulation of Cuadrilla’s plans to test its exploratory oil well at Balcombe in West Sussex.
This round-up looks at recent studies, briefings and reports on fracking and the onshore oil and gas industry. It includes work on acidising, methane emissions, public attitudes to fracking, economics of fossil fuels, impacts of noise on health and dealing with waste.
In this Fracking Week in Parliament: Fracking and carbon capture and storage Fracking and the Green Investment Bank sale Fracking and public consultation in Scotland
The climate change minister, Nick Hurd, said the UK owed it to future generations to find out whether it could produce shale gas.