The safety regulator for the nuclear industry has no information about the risk of earth tremors from fracking near the Hinkley Point power station, a campaign group has revealed.
Councillors have voted to oppose fracking on the Somerset coast between Minehead and Burnham-on-Sea.
Opponents of shale gas in the west country are celebrating a series of recent council votes against fracking. In the past fortnight, Conservative-controlled Gloucestershire and Herefordshire County Councils have backed anti-fracking motions while Forest of Dean District and Watchet Town Councils have declared themselves Frack Free Zones.
Leaked document reveals new drilling proposals in east Kent, as Canterbury opposes frack-free motion New plans for exploratory drilling at Tilmanstone in east Kent has been leaked to an anti-fracking campaign group. They came to light as councillors in Canterbury voted against a motion to make the district […]
Councillors in West Sussex decided this morning not to accept or reject a call to make the county a frack free zone. But they acknowledged the concerns of residents about fracking.
West Sussex councillors will be advised tomorrow to refuse to declare the county a frack free zone. A petition with more than 3,500 signatures urging the county to make itself frack free will be debated by the full council at its meeting in Horsham.
West Sussex County Council has confirmed it will debate a motion to declare the county a Frack Free Zone at its next full council meeting.
28th August 2014 The largest number of signatories for an e-petition calling for West Sussex to become a frack-free zone came from parts of the county where there are plans for exploratory oil drilling or a new well was drilled recently.
A petition calling for West Sussex to be declared a frack free zone has secured enough signatures to force a council debate.
12th August 2014 An e-petition calling for West Sussex County Council to declare the county a frack-free zone is now 238 signatures away from a council debate. 2,126 people have signed the petition online and 636 on paper. Under council rules, a full meeting of West Sussex County […]