A Conservative-led council which could see the first frack in North Yorkshire has overwhelming rejected government proposals to change planning policy for shale gas exploration.
Data released today suggests that UK councils have invested more than £9 billion from staff pension funds in fracking companies, despite opposition to the process.
September 2018 could see the first hydraulic fracture in the UK since 2011. 17 events are already planned outside the Cuadrilla-operated site at Preston New Road near Blackpool, plus a women’s rally in Parliament Square.
As Cuadrilla prepares to frack the UK’s first horizontal shale gas well, DrillOrDrop talked to the Health and Safety Executive about the organisation’s role in keeping workers and local people safe.
Ten people were arrested when opponents of operations to explore for oil in southern England blocked the entrance to the site of the so-called Gatwick Gusher at Horse Hill in Surrey.
A Dame and a Baroness have said they are willing to break the injunction against protests outside Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool.
Government report revealing shale gas extraction increases air pollution was unpublished for three years
A government report which concluded that shale gas extraction increases air pollution was unpublished for three years and then released just after ministers approved fracking in Lancashire.