Residents of a village near Worksop, where INEOS wants to drill a shale gas well, are planning a protest next week against the company’s proposals and a legal action it has taken against demonstrators.
The Labour MP for Bolsover, Dennis Skinner, has called on the Prime Minister to investigate water problems in an area near where INEOS has been carrying out seismic testing.
A shale gas company seeking to do tests on council land will have waited at least a year by the time it gets a decision.
The Scottish Government has turned its back on jobs and manufacturing with its announcement this afternoon on banning fracking, said INEOS shale in the past few minutes. The industry body, UK Onshore Oil and Gas, said the decision was based on “dogma not evidence or geo-political reality.”
Campaigners have identified two sites in Sheffield as possible destinations for fracking waste.
In this week’s listings Exhibitions in Warsop for and against shale gas exploration; “Town hall” meeting to plan fracking research; Court case on Broadford Bridge protests; Green Party co-leader speaking at Preston New Road; Harvest Festival gathering at Kirby Misperton; Fundraising art auction
60+ events in October 2017 about fracking and onshore oil and gas in the UK including: Anti-fracking demonstrations in Manchester, Lancashire and North Yorkshire; Community exhibitions; Art auction fundraiser; Council decision meetings; Town hall meeting on fracking research; Tour by Canadian campaigner, Jessica Ernst; Global Frackdown day.