A resident’s group in the West Sussex village of Balcombe is urging people to object to proposed regulations that would allow the standard use of dilute hydrofluoric acid in a drilling operation.
E Yorks councillors approve Rathlin’s West Newton drill plans – opponents disappointed but not surprised
To shouts of “shame” and “fix”, members of East Yorkshire’s planning committee voted unanimously this morning to approve Rathlin Energy’s application for up to two more exploratory gas wells at West Newton north of Hull. The decision came despite an appeal by the local councillor to refuse the […]
Our digest of last month’s about fracking, shale and onshore oil and gas developments in the UK and around the world, including: Investigation finds multiple problems at Cuadrilla drilling sites Hunters shot geese on Cuadrilla’s wildfowl refuge Third Energy applies for planning permission to frack in Ryedale Rathlin […]
Our digest of last month’s news about fracking, shale and onshore oil and gas developments from the UK and around the world, including: Infrastructure Bill debate: defeat for fracking moratorium; Labour’s conditions adopted Scotland’s announcement of moratorium on fracking planning permissions Planning officers recommend refusal of Cuadrilla’s Fylde […]
Sixty pieces of evidence have been submitted to a parliamentary inquiry on the environmental risks of fracking. Most accepted there were risks, about three-quarters questioned whether they could be dealt with adequately and about a third called for a complete or partial ban on fracking.
Two environmental organisations called today for government action to ensure tax payers do not end up paying for pollution from abandoned oil and gas wells.
Summary of recent activity, applications and decisions on UK onshore oil and gas. The list is organised alphabetically first by country, then county and site. (Spool down for Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.) ENGLAND Cheshire Ellesmere Port – IGas Campaigners established a protection camp in Ellesmere Port in […]
14th April 2014 The government wants to allow onshore oil exploration sites to store up to 200 tonnes of crude oil for up to six months without applying for an environmental permit.
Update to Timeline – September 2013 30/9/13 Anti-fracking protestors begin to leave the camp outside Cuadrilla’s site at Balcombe. The Guardian reports that tents, banners and makeshift structures are being cleared from verges. Cuadrilla closed the exploratory well before its planning permission expired on Saturday September 28th. The […]
A month ago today, on Thursday July 25th, Cuadrilla began moving equipment onto its exploratory drilling site near Balcombe in West Sussex. Anti-fracking campaigners gathered outside the gates and successfully stopped lorries getting into the site. By 11am, campaigners had established a camp on the verge alongside and vowed […]