On day two of our review of the images of 2017 we look back to February 2017.
Fracking Week in Parliament A senior member of the government has flagged up plans to take major shale gas decisions out of local council control.
2017 saw drilling get underway at the site of the UK’s first horizontal shale gas wells. But, despite expectations, there was no high volume hydraulic fracturing – at least at the time of writing.
The monthly cost of policing anti-fracking protests in both North Yorkshire and Lancashire fell markedly in November.
In this update on protests about fracking and the onshore oil and gas industry Sit-down protest at Ryedale District Council meeting; Demonstration outside Lancashire County Council and BGS exhibition; Green Party deputy leader visits Kirby Misperton; Tag Barclays campaign; Results of court hearings; Support for North Yorkshire firecrews.
In this guest post, Miranda Cox, a member of Kirkham Town Council in Lancashire, reflects on the opposition to Cuadrilla’s shale gas site nearby at Preston New Road. Last week, Lee Petts wrote about his impressions of the company’s operation.
Evidence about 999 ambulance calls, used to support overnight deliveries to Cuadrilla’s fracking site in Lancashire, was unauthorised and not supported by official data from the ambulance service.