Policing at two IGas shale gas sites in Nottinghamshire has cost nearly a million pounds, campaigners have revealed.
Angus Energy announced this morning it had begun its testing programme on a controversial oil well at Brockham in Surrey. But local people have been asking questions about whether the company has met all the conditions of its environmental permit.
Most of the notes about a recent meeting between a minister and the shale gas industry have been redacted “in the public interest” or because they contained confidential information, a government department has said.
Campaigners in North Yorkshire have accused Third Energy, its security company and local police of attempting to “smear” opponents of fracking in statements about the alleged poisoning of a guard dog.
An opponent of fracking has won an eight-month campaign to force Lancashire’s Fire and Rescue Service to release information about emergency planning at Cuadrilla’s shale gas operation.
Villagers opposed to drilling for oil in a remote part of the South Downs have accused regulators of a lack of robustness in handling the licence near their homes.
The regulator of the oil and gas industry has criticised Angus Energy over its operation at Brockham near Dorking.