Who pays for clean-ups and decommissioning if an onshore operator goes bust? It’s a question that is concerning MPs and landowners. In this guest post, researcher and anti-fracking campaigner, Ben Dean, looks at the rules for decommissioning and argues for tougher controls.
A panel of judges at an internationally-recognised tribunal has urged the United Nations to ban fracking.
A group of six young people blocked the entrances of a seminar on the UK unconventional oil and gas industry this morning.
UK oil and gas companies are regularly breaching regulation of their operations with little consequence, new research published today concludes.
People have been excluded from a public consultation over fracking chemicals by the use of technical language, an industrial chemist has complained.
A Ryedale grandmother, who chained herself to the entrance of Third Energy’s fracking site with a Reclaim Democracy banner, said she did it to “prevent serious harm”.
Eilidh Robb, communications coordinator of the UK Youth Climate Coalition, describes in this guest post how she discovered that defence of democracy is at the heart of the anti-fracking campaign.