30/11/13 Residents from Sussex, Falkirk, Belfast, Fylde, Ribble Estuary and the Vale of Glamorgan deliver a letter to David Cameron calling for a ban on shale gas and coal bed methane exploitation.
The report commissioned by the Government to assess the impact of onshore shale oil and gas development admits to multiple uncertainties and makes assumptions that opponents regularly challenge. Uncertainties The report (released 17/12/13) is part of the preparation for the government’s sale of onshore oil and gas licences […]
Balcombe residents who are opposed to fracking were lied to about the impact and the risks, according to a witness giving evidence to the House of Lords yesterday. Phelin McAleer, producer of FrackNation, a film supporting fracking in the US, told the Economic Affairs committee that the beliefs […]
On September 15th, the Lib Dem conference passed several motions on fracking. They were part of the party’s policy on transition to a zero carbon Britain. The motions on fracking (F10 4m and 4n) committed the party to: 4 (m) Limiting shale gas exploration until it has been shown […]
A review of Cuadrilla’s corporate social responsibility performance throughout the world was published yesterday (November 11th 2013). The review was commissioned by Friends of the Earth Netherlands and carried out by SOMO, the Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations, a not-for-profit research organisation which investigates the consequences of […]
On Tuesday November 5th, the heads of two fracking companies gave evidence to the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee. They were asked about safety, public opinion, regulation, delays and the potential value of the fracking industry. Find out the key points of what they said and read […]
The company at the centre of anti-fracking protests in Balcombe is to give evidence about shale gas at the House of Lords on Tuesday (November 5th). Francis Egan, Chief Executive of Cuadrilla, is one of four company bosses to appear before the Economic Affairs Committee. The others are […]
Wales Online reports that anti-fracking campaigners in the Vale of Glamorgan in south Wales have been getting protest advice from Balcombe. They are fighting plans by Coastal Oil and Gas, which has permission to test drill in four sites, including Llantrithyd, near Cowbridge. Last week, villagers from Llantrithyd […]
There’s continuing uncertainty about the future impact of unconventional oil and gas sites on house prices and mortgage lending. Last week, Henry Smith, MP for Crawley, raised the issue in parliament after Santander withdrew a mortgage offer to one of his constituents on a house six miles from […]
Environmental Data Services publishes a report on the impacts of shale gas extraction on the environment. You can read the report by taking out a month’s free trial to the service.