As Third Energy prepares to frack the first UK onshore well since 2011, nine environmental organisations have told the government they have “growing concerns” about the process.
In this week’s listings: energy ministers questioned by parliamentary select committee, plus performances, presentations, meetings, film screenings and four events near Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site.
In this Fracking Week in Parliament: Statement and questions on Scottish Government research on fracking Greenhouse gas emissions from unconventional extraction Earthquakes and fracking Shale gas and traffic
The government has announced it is abolishing the Department of Energy and Climate Change, which regulates some onshore oil and gas operations.
The recommendation of the inspector at Cuadrilla’s public inquiry into fracking plans in Lancashire has been sent to government. The Planning Inspectorate confirmed that the report went to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Greg Clark, by yesterday’s deadline.
DrillOrDrop’s weekly update of events about fracking, onshore oil and gas and the campaigns around them. Please let us know (click here) if any of these details are incorrect or if other events should be included. Event listings for the rest of July and later in the year here
Two opponents of Cuadrilla’s plans to frack in Lancashire have won a national award established in memory of the campaigner, Sheila McKechnie.