In this week’s listings Tour by Canadian campaigner Jessica Ernst; Labour Day event at Kirby Misperton, N Yorks; Drop-in meetings on plans for underground geological observatory in Cheshire; Global Frackdown Day and International Day of Action on Climate Change.
Opponents of Cuadrilla’s fracking plans near Blackpool brought their latest legal challenge to the Court of Appeal in London this morning.
Government climate adviser calls for tighter shale gas regulation so that leaks can be fixed rapidly
The UK must take rapid action to deal with any leaks from onshore shale gas wells, as part of efforts to avoid breaching carbon budgets, the government’s adviser on climate change said today.
The next stage in a legal battle over ministerial approval of fracking in Lancashire reaches the Court of Appeal in London in August.
The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has changed its policy on fracking and called for a moratorium unless shale gas extraction secures “radical reductions” in carbon emissions.
A former Conservative parliamentary candidate and leading establishment figure has condemned the Tory manifesto pledges in support of fracking.
DrillOrDrop’s May 2017 digest of news about fracking, shale and onshore oil and gas updated daily. For headlines from previous months, click here