DrillorDrop’s digest of November’s news about fracking, shale, onshore oil and gas developments and campaigns in the UK and around the world.
Government delayed release of shale impact report until after Lancashire fracking decisions – read the emails
Emails released today show that the Government deliberately delayed the full release of a report on fracking impacts – which it had been ordered to publish – until after the decisions on Cuadrilla’s shale gas applications.
In this Fracking Week in Parliament: Tim Farron on local challenges to government fracking decisions Calum Kerr on potential threats to biodiversity Fiona Bruce on the impact of fracking on local communities Tom Blenkinsop on fracking and jobs Grant Shapps on simplified planning for shale gas Justin Madders […]
Planners have recommended approval of the first shale gas exploration plans in Nottinghamshire.
Two sides in the fracking debate went head to head at an event in Chichester to discuss the pros and cons of shale gas. On the pro side was Professor Ernest Rutter, of Manchester University, and Dr Nick Riley, formerly of the British Geological Survey. Opposing fracking were Emeritus […]
Leading figures from the industry seeking to explore for shale gas are gathering in Liverpool this week for a two-day conference.
A group of environmental campaigners hand-delivered warnings to every UK MP yesterday that they could be in breach of their code of conduct by supporting fracking.
The Cuadrilla public inquiry which closed this week defined the arguments that are likely to be rehearsed across the country when new fracking applications are decided.
Roseacre Wood fracking site would “fundamentally change” community’s way of life + key landscape evidence from Day 13
Cuadrilla’s proposed fracking site at Roseacre Wood site would industrialise the undeveloped rural landscape, opponents told the shale gas inquiry today.
Health case against shale gas exploration is convincing, expert tells fracking inquiry + key health issues from Day 12
The health risks of shale gas exploration are too great to justify it going ahead, the inquiry into Cuadrilla’s fracking plans heard today.