Chartered Electrical Engineer, Michael Hill, stood as an independent candidate in the 2015 general election on a “Save the Fylde” ticket, highlighting his concerns about the fracking industry. In this guest post, he argues that his message seems more relevant now than ever as he makes the case […]
The energy minister who promotes economic benefits of shale gas has not visited a site, she said this week. She also appears to have back-tracked on hints that she might relax rules on earthquakes induced by fracking.
A Ryedale grandmother, who chained herself to the entrance of Third Energy’s fracking site with a Reclaim Democracy banner, said she did it to “prevent serious harm”.
Most of the notes about a recent meeting between a minister and the shale gas industry have been redacted “in the public interest” or because they contained confidential information, a government department has said.
The shale gas company, Cuadrilla, announced this afternoon it had applied to the government for consent to frack its second horizontal well at its Preston New Road site near Blackpool.
By Chloe Farand, DeSmog UK. The UK government is recruiting a shale gas commissioner to “facilitate communication” with residents and promote what is sees as the benefits of a new fossil fuel industry. The position was announced days before the government gave the go-ahead for fracking to start in Lancashire.
In this week’s listings Meeting of parliamentary group on impacts of shale gas; The Big Green Britain Chat at Womad Festival; Bike ride between existing and proposed Lancashire fracking sites; Web workshop; Public meeting on Surrey earthquakes and local oil industry; Plus training, fundraisers, gatherings and meetings. Diary […]