Ten residents of the West Sussex village of Balcombe have demanded their names be removed from the latest report of the Task Force on Shale Gas because they say it looks as if they endorse the conclusions.
Fracking will be safe for local people and the environment only if the drilling is done to the highest standard and operations are rigorously monitored and regulated, the industry-funded Shale Gas Task Force said this morning. In its second report on fracking, the Task Force highlighted “four essential […]
Greenpeace has been censured for an advert which said fracking would not cut energy bills. The organisation has described the decision as “baseless, biased and bonkers”.
Single regulator would command public confidence, says fracking task force, but residents want a ban
The industry-funded shale gas task force has called for a single regulator for the onshore oil and gas industry to win over public confidence. But residents consulted by the task force said they just want a ban.
Lord Chris Smith, the head of the new industry-funded Task Force on Shale Gas, yesterday urged the government to be open about all the information it had on fracking.
3rd July 2014 Lord Chris Smith, the out-going chair of the Environment Agency, said he was “rather misreported” by The Times when he was quoted as saying fracking should be allowed in National Parks.
12th June 2014 In the past year, the Environment Agency has issued environmental permits for seven oil and gas drilling sites. It has also given pre-application advice for 24 more.