As the government announces a second moratorium on fracking because of earth tremor risks, DrillOrDrop looks back at key events in the past eight years. Please let us know about any important headlines we have missed.
A government adviser has been accused of “negligent failure” for refusing to revise a report on the health impacts of fracking.
‘Government is using Lancashire residents as guinea pigs in a fracking impacts experiment’ – doctors
An open letter from two doctors has accused the energy minister, Claire Perry, of using Cuadrilla’s fracking site near Blackpool to study the impact of toxic chemical emissions on people. Consultants’ letter to Claire Perry
Fracking Week in Parliament The government dismissed another call this week for an update of the review of research on the health impacts of shale gas extraction.
This post has live updates from Day 6 of the public inquiry into plans by Ineos for shale gas exploration in the Derbyshire village of Marsh Lane. Today’s session will hear more evidence in support from the company’s application.
Fracking Week in Parliament. The government has said it has no plans to establish a minimum distance between homes and shale gas sites across the country.
UK fracking policy based on “outdated” reports but Scottish review is “model for the world” – academics
A new report has praised the Scottish government’s review of fracking while criticising the UK government’s approach to the issue.
“Burning throat, nausea, headaches: the effect on my family from a smell at Third Energy’s Kirby Misperton site”
As Third Energy prepares to frack a well at Kirby Misperton in North Yorkshire, a villager describes what happened last week when her family was affected by a smell from the site. DrillOrDrop asked Third Energy about the incident. You can read it’s statement at the end of […]
4,000+ call for updated UK report on fracking health impacts as study finds 17.6m Americans live within 1 mile of oil and gas sites
A petition will be presented next week calling for a review of an official UK report on the impact of fracking on health.
In this Fracking Week in Parliament Graham Jones on the cost of policing anti-fracking protests Mark Menzies on action over Lancashire’s recommendations on fracking health risks