Britain can’t afford to ignore the opportunities offered by shale gas, the MP Kevin Hollinrake told a debate in the House of Commons this morning.
In the past few minutes, Nottinghamshire County Council has approved plans by IGas to drill up to 12 groundwater monitoring boreholes at a Cold War missile test site near Misson.
As a government decision to have the final say on Cuadrilla’s fracking appeals made the headlines last week (see DrillOrDrop report), another appeal involving the company got underway more quietly.
A High Court judge gave permission this morning for a judicial review of the decision by Lancashire County Council to approve Cuadrilla’s monitoring scheme at Roseacre Wood.
Lancashire County Council is offering £100,000 for three month’s work to defend its refusal of planning permissions to Cuadrilla to frack in the Fylde.
North Yorkshire County Council has granted permission to Third Energy to drill water monitoring boreholes as part of its plans to frack at a site in Ryedale.
Campaigners in the Fylde area of Lancashire are asking people across the UK to help it fight Cuadrilla’s fracking appeals. They say the result of the appeals will set a precedent for fracking applications across the country.
Anti-fracking campaigners have called for a delay to the decision on IGas’s plans for groundwater monitoring at a proposed shale gas exploration site in north Nottinghamshire.
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 […]
The water and energy industries met under one roof today to talk fracking. A conference, hosted by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management, heard from regulators, the shale industry, consultancies, academics and a campaign organisation.