Our digest of February’s about fracking, shale and onshore oil and gas developments – and reaction to them
Words: Paul Seaman. Photo: Greenpeace Greenpeace has taken the fracking debate to the heart of Westminster, erecting a 10m high dummy fracking rig in a corner of Parliament Square.
“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
The Government announced the first results today of the 14th round of onshore oil and gas licences. 27 licences will be formally issued later in the year to a total of 12 operators, including well-known names, such as Cuadrilla, IGas, Egdon and INEOS. Most of these licences cover […]
The more people know about fracking, the more likely they are to oppose it, according to the results of a government survey released today.
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 […]
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”.