September 2018 is expected to see the first UK high volume hydraulic fracturing for seven years when Cuadrilla fracks its first horizontal well in Lancashire. Also this month decisions are due on oil and shale gas sites and protest injunctions.
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.
Updated: Local people should have greater say in decisions – Government response on shale wealth fund
Updated 13 November 2017 with reaction to the shale wealth fund proposals Communities should have greater control of the decisions that affect them, the government said today in its response to a consultation on the proposed shale wealth fund.
People living within 1.5km of Cuadrilla’s shale gas site in Lancashire are to share a £100,000 community benefit fund, the company confirmed today.
People living in villages around Third Energy’s Kirby Misperton site are to be surveyed next month on how they think a fracking fund should be spent.
The police monitoring network, Netpol, has launched an initiative to fund legal advice for anti-fracking groups facing civil action.
In this week’s listings Lancashire County Council considers planning applications for changed conditions on restoration at Cuadrilla’s site at Becconsall Five Keep it in the Ground mobiliser tour events Court hearings for people arrested at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site Two British Geological Survey drop-in events Plus meetings, workshops, […]
This week’s diary features a legal challenge in the High Court in London by Frack Free Ryedale and Friends of the Earth against the approval of planning permission to frack at Kirby Misperton in North Yorkshire. Also five community meetings, two meet-the-regulator events, a fundraiser, a consultation deadline […]
The shale gas industry should be required to establish a fund for the clean-up of any contamination from fracking, councillors in North Yorkshire have said.
In this Fracking Week in Westminster, questions, statements and replies about: Fracking in protected areas Shale gas in Egypt Energy security Shale gas wealth fund