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.
Two-thirds back moratorium on fracking in Sussex; three-quarters want more time for public debate – Greenpeace poll
6th June 2014 New research for Greenpeace in Sussex found two-thirds of respondents wanted a temporary ban on fracking. About three-quarters wanted a public debate on fracking before planning authorities made decisions on whether it should go ahead.
4th June 2014 As expected, the government included plans in this morning’s Queen’s Speech to allow fracking companies to drill under land without permission.
13th May 2014 Doug Parr, chief scientist of Greenpeace, told a major conference on shale gas that the industry had to become trustworthy if it wanted public support.
3/2/14 Greenpeace reported today that a group of Sussex residents have formed the first legal blockade to stop a drilling site. The charity says solicitors acting on behalf of the residents have written to the Energy Secretary, Ed Davey, and the exploration company, Celtique Energie, to say they […]