The accuracy of facts supporting calls to lift England’s fracking moratorium have been contested.
The former Conservative leadership contender, Jeremy Hunt, said today it was “extraordinary” that the UK, with its net zero target, was even thinking about plans to drill for gas at Dunsfold in Surrey.
Opponents of controversial gas drilling plans near the Surrey village of Dunsfold say they will put their toes on the line to show that large lorries will be forced to break the law when visiting the proposed site.
“UK support for new fossil fuels is beyond absurd” – how politicians and industry responded to Greta Thunberg
The 16-year-old Swedish climate campaigner, Greta Thunberg, has described the UK’s support for shale gas as “irresponsible” and “beyond absurd”.
Politicians are calling for evidence on the cumulative effects of shale gas exploration and extraction.
Campaigners have described plans to drill for oil on the seabed off Bournemouth as a “reckless gamble” and urged the government to block it.
“Police and judges should take a firm line with anti-fracking protests against shale gas suppliers” – union
The pro-fracking GMB union said today it had written to political leaders urging them to make sure the police and judiciary took “a firm line” with protesters that targeted shale gas suppliers.
In this guest post, author Martin Dale explains how he came to write his new book about the anti-fracking movement, what he learned and what he thinks will happen next.
16th July 2014 The BBC explained this morning how it encouraged oil and gas companies and politicians to take part in its live fracking debate at Fernhurst – even though none chose to attend.
9th July 2014 The group trying to organise a nationwide debate about fracking in the UK has cancelled its next event because supporters of the process would not take part.