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.
Environmental campaigners and Scotland’s energy minister have criticised the government for ignoring opposition and going ahead with plans to change the trespass laws in favour of shale gas drilling. An industry group said the decision would pave the way for shale gas development in the UK.
More reaction to refusal of Celtique Energie’s application for oil drilling between Wisborough Green and Kirdford
24th July 2014 Keep Kirdford and Wisborough Green campaign group We hope Celtique Energie will accept this decision together with all of the reasons why this site is totally unsuitable and take into account all the voices of the local people whose lives they wanted to irreversibly change. Midhurst […]
Green groups accuse government of inaction over coal – after minister calls them “morally-disingenuous”
2/7/14 Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace defended their campaign against shale gas and accused the government of failing to take action over greenhouse gas emissions from coal.