Keep up with the news with DrillOrDrop’s March 2018 digest of headlines about fracking, shale and onshore oil and gas updated daily. Click here for headlines from previous months Top headlines in March 2018: Rotherham councillors reject INEOS shale gas plans for Woodsetts; Third Energy empties fracking site […]
Our review of 2017 reaches May, with protests near Blackpool, Chesterfield, Dorking and Edinburgh, plus the arrival of equipment at a drilling site in West Sussex.
Scottish fracking announcement is “momentous win” but needs to go further – Friends of the Earth Scotland
Friends of the Earth Scotland welcomed this afternoon’s announcement by the Scottish Government to extend indefinitely the moratorium on fracking. But the organisation said it would be pushing for a stronger law.
Campaigners said more than 40,000 people have called for a ban on fracking in response to the Scottish Government’s consultation which closes just before midnight tonight.
The industry organisation, UK Onshore Oil and Gas, has urged the Scottish government to lift the moratorium on hydraulic fracturing.
Labour MSP Claudia Beamish has launched a public consultation as part of her attempt to ban fracking in Scotland.
Yesterday’s vote by the Scottish Parliament in favour of a ban on fracking has been welcomed by environmental campaigners but dismissed as making little difference by industry.
Northern Ireland’s environment minister officially said no to fracking today but he did not impose a moratorium or permanent ban. Mark H Durkan included a presumption against unconventional hydrocarbon extraction in the Strategic Planning Policy Statement, a new guide for the planning system.