Updates from Day 5 of the reopened public inquiry on Cuadrilla’s plans to drill and frack at Roseacre Wood in Lancashire.
Fracking Week in Parliament The SNP MP, Drew Hendry, asked the government last week about the environmental risks of oil drilling in south east England.
The public inquiry into proposals by INEOS Upstream to explore for shale gas near the village of Marsh Lane will be held in Chesterfield, Derbyshire County Council confirmed today.
Gas company’s statements about fracking impacts on wildlife “not backed up by evidence”, say experts
Residents and experts have accused a shale gas company of not giving enough detail about how it would assess the impact of fracking on protected wildlife nearby.
Evidence about 999 ambulance calls, used to support overnight deliveries to Cuadrilla’s fracking site in Lancashire, was unauthorised and not supported by official data from the ambulance service.
The shale gas company, INEOS, has said some products which may be used at a proposed exploration site could cause cancer or birth defects if “permitted to escape”. They could also lead to mutations and were toxic to plants and animals.
4,000+ call for updated UK report on fracking health impacts as study finds 17.6m Americans live within 1 mile of oil and gas sites
A petition will be presented next week calling for a review of an official UK report on the impact of fracking on health.
The executive chairman of the company behind the so-called Gatwick Gusher oil well failed to give evidence in court today at the trial of nine anti-fracking campaigners.
The case against an anti-fracking protester arrested during demonstrations outside the Horse Hill exploratory oil site near Gatwick Airport was dropped this afternoon.
The Scottish Parliament is discussing fracking in a debate on environment and land reform. The SNP’s environment and climate change secretary Roseanna Cunninngham (left) opens the debate. Her party introduced a moratorium on fracking last year during a research and public consultation programme. Scottish Labour and the Greens have tabled amendments […]