More than 15,600 people objected to Cuadrilla’s application to frack at Roseacre Wood and signatories to petitions against the plans totalled more than 91,000. Nearly 30 people gave evidence against the scheme at the planning meeting. Many were concerned about the impact of Cuadrilla’s fracking plans on their health, […]
The government has defended plans to introduce standard environmental permits for some oil and gas drilling operations. But anti-drilling campaigners spent the weekend preparing objections to the plans, which many regard as “one size fits all self-regulation”. One group said regulation of the onshore oil and gas industry […]
Neath Port Talbot council has approved Wales’s first application to explore for shale gas. The council’s planning committee, meeting this afternoon, granted permission to UK Methane for an exploratory borehole for shale gas and coal bed methane in the Foel Fynyddau Forest, near Pontrhydyfen.
Anti-fracking campaigners in Lancashire are celebrating the first success in their bid to oppose Cuadrilla’s plans to hydraulically fracture up to eight shale gas wells in the Fylde.
21st May 2014 The latest opinion poll on fracking confirms women are far more likely than men to oppose the technique – just as the head of the UK’s leading fracking company urges the industry to win women’s confidence.
14th May 2014 The chair of Balcombe Parish Council, Alison Stevenson, said the village was split by Cuadrilla’s exploratory drilling operation and the protests that accompanied it. But she felt Balcombe could heal in the future.
Campaigners against Cuadrilla’s exploration for oil at Balcombe came to Lewes for the first grassroots screening in the UK of the anti-fracking film Gasland 2. The event, also attended by the film’s director Josh Fox and producer Deborah Wallace, packed Lewes Town Hall last night (22/10/13). On-shore oil […]