Opponents of fracking in North Yorkshire have criticised the report by the Shale Gas Task Force published this morning for not representing their views. A statement from Frack Free Ryedale said aspects of the report read like “an industry shopping list” with very little input from local communities.
Yesterday the government published an uncensored report on the impacts of shale gas development on rural areas. The document had first been published 11 months ago with more than 60 sections blanked out. But llast month, the Information Commissioner gave Defra, which commissioned the report 30 days to […]
A second barrister has confirmed that Lancashire councillors could refuse Cuadrilla’s plans to frack up to four wells at Preston New Road – and defend the decision if it went to appeal. But the organisation representing the onshore oil and gas industry has said its barrister has backed […]
Two of the country’s environmental campaign organisations are rallying support for Lancashire County Councillors who voted to refuse Cuadrilla’s application to frack at Preston New Road.
Events, meetings and key dates on fracking and onshore oil and gas this month:. Lancashire County Council votes on Cuadrilla’s Fylde fracking applications National anti-fracking rally in Preston Demonstration and council debate in Ryedale European Parliament vote on fracking moratorium Closing date on EA consultation on standard rules […]
Gatwick oil find could be 70% higher than previously thought – not good news say Friends of the Earth
The volume of oil in the area round Gatwick could be 70% higher than previously estimated, according to UK Oil and Gas.
UK shale gas would make only a small dent in the nation’s net imports of gas, according to a briefing by Friends of the Earth. Reducing demand and electricity decarbonisation would have a much bigger impact.
Candidates who support fracking in marginal seats could face an electoral backlash, according to Greenpeace following polling in Lancashire.
Investors in the Horse Hill exploratory oil well near Horley in Surrey have hit back at media suggestions that the site has been suspended.
Campaigners against oil and gas extraction, reacting to today’s news of a potentially large onshore oil field at Horse Hill in Surrey, called for a move away from fossil fuels.