More than a third of local election candidates standing next week in an area where Ineos wants to explore for shale gas have signed a “frack free pledge”.
The government’s new shale regulator, announced last spring, has three members of staff, at a cost of £75,000, operates “virtually” and has no powers, the energy minister has said.
The Conservatives have made big gains in the county council elections in areas in the frontline of fracking for shale gas.
People living around Cuadrilla’s shale gas site at Preston New Road near Blackpool say they are horrified to learn that there has been no independent testing for the radioactive gas, radon.
DrillOrDrop.com wishes you a very happy Christmas and New Year. Thank you for supporting independent journalism during 2016. Between now and the New Year, we’ll be looking back over the past 12 months, beginning with our review of 2016. In 2017, we’ll continue to report on fracking, the […]
In the first Fracking Week in Westminster of 2016: How one MP fears the Housing and Planning Bill could be used to promote fracking sites Measures to ban on shale gas drill in protected areas Call for a bespoke regulatory regime and independent monitoring for shale gas sites […]
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