More details have been released about the inquiry, which starts in a fortnight, into Cuadrilla’s applications to frack at two sites in Lancashire.
“Nowhere is sacred” Hannah Martin, Greenpeace UK “Just days after an historic agreement at the Paris climate summit to move towards a renewable energy future – the UK Government’s gung-ho approach to a new fossil fuel industry is bizarre and irresponsible.” “The future economic benefits of fracking are […]
The government is proposing to ban fracking from the surface of England’s best natural and landscape areas. Details here
Our digest of October’s headlines about fracking, shale and onshore oil and gas developments – and reaction to them – in the UK and around the world.
A supporter of Cuadrilla’s plans to frack in Lancashire will be allowed to take an active part in the forthcoming public inquiry into the company’s planning applications.
Friends of the Earth says 7,000 people have supported its ongoing action against funding by Barclays Bank for a company that wants to frack in North Yorkshire.
Cuadrilla Resources has confirmed it has reported a fracking leaflet produced by Friends of the Earth to the Advertising Standards Authority, saying it was misleading and scaremongering. The company says it has also reported FoE to the Charity Commission.
Councillors in Trafford voted tonight to approve plans by IGas that could lead to 25 years of coal bed methane production from a site next to M60 in Davyhulme.
With just a fortnight left for comments on Third Energy’s fracking application in North Yorkshire, campaigning in favour and against is intensifying.
The government’s consultation about how new oil and gas licences may affect the UK’s most important sites for wildlife appears to breach good practice guidelines – and has been criticised by a leading nature conservation organisation.