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.
The Information Commissioner has ordered the Department of Environment to release its full report on the impact of fracking on the rural economy.
Greenpeace has been censured for an advert which said fracking would not cut energy bills. The organisation has described the decision as “baseless, biased and bonkers”.
Candidates who support fracking in marginal seats could face an electoral backlash, according to Greenpeace following polling in Lancashire.
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.
Nearly a third of British voters said they would be less likely to vote for candidates who backed fracking in their own constituencies, according to a poll released today.
More than 600 would-be MPs have so far promised to oppose fracking, according to figures from Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth.
Our round-up of reaction to this morning’s recommendation by Lancashire County Council planners to reject Cuadrilla’s planning applications for fracking at two sites in the Fylde. Statements from: Cuadrilla Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace Fylde anti-fracking campaign group Industry representatives Government
The chemicals company Ineos, which runs the Grangemouth petrochemicals plant and refinery in the Firth of Forth, announced plans today to invest up to £640m in shale gas exploration. The investment is dependent on Ineos being successful in its recent applications for oil and gas drilling licences. Chairman […]
UK government policy on reducing greenhouse gas emissions is unachievable, according to a leading figure in the fracking industry.