Guest post by Peter Strachan and Alex Russell On Tuesday the US Environmental Protection Agency released its study concluding that hydraulic fracturing can impact drinking water at each stage in the shale gas production process. In this guest post, professors Peter Strachan and Alex Russell assess the case […]
The main steel union, Community, has backed the UK fracking industry saying it could support thousands of jobs in the supply chain.
Fracking Week in Politics is back with: Mark Williams on environmental impact assessments for fracking Cat Smith on the impact of fracking on coastal tourism Murdo Fraser and Liam Kerr on jobs from fracking in Scotland Links to our reports on key debates in the Scottish Parliament and Northern Ireland […]
Oil production in the Weald in southern England could generate around £52 billion over 40 years, according to forecasts published today by EY.
The public inquiry into Cuadrilla’s plans to frack at two sites in the Fylde area of Lancashire has examined the likely economic impacts.
Fracking in Lancashire could damage tourism, the second day of an inquiry into Cuadrilla’s shale gas plans heard this afternoon.
A Europe-wide public attitude survey suggests people in Lancashire think shale gas will bring some of the benefits being promoted by the UK government. But they are also concerned about risks raised by fracking’s opponents.
The UK risks become a low-paid theme park for the world if it does not develop domestic shale gas, the commercial director of chemical manufacturer, Ineos, told a conference in London this morning.
The government has finally released the full report on the impact of shale gas drilling on the rural economy – 11 months after first publishing a heavily redacted version. The full report, commissioned by the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, details the negative impacts of shale […]
Cuadrilla’s Roseacre Wood application attracted 205 letters of support. 14 speakers addressed the committee in support of the plans. They said the application, if approved, would create jobs, benefit the local national and local economy and contribute to tackling climate change. Here is a selection of the arguments […]