21st July 2014 The organisation representing environmental health officers has urged local authorities to prevent fracking in their areas until they are satisfied about its risks to public health or the environment.
27th June 2014 Public Health England is standing by its conclusion that fracking has a low risk to human health if properly run and regulated. But the organisation raises concerns about the density and location of drilling and abut bore-hole integrity. It repeats that robust regulation is essential.
22nd June 2014 Transcripts of the last week of parliamentary debates and questions on fracking and shale gas and oil Michael Fallon denies any cases of water contamination from fracking Value of shale gas to the economy Investment in the shale gas industry The Lords debate the Infrastructure […]
UK fracking “irresponsible” without more health studies and stricter regulation – oil engineer tells The Lancet
20th June 2014 The UK is not ready to resume fracking because regulations are inadequate and the evidence of impacts on health is being ignored by the government, according to correspondence in The Lancet, published online this morning.
12th June 2014 In the past year, the Environment Agency has issued environmental permits for seven oil and gas drilling sites. It has also given pre-application advice for 24 more.
Countryside group urges government to ditch plans that would “reduce safeguards” at oil exploration sites
3rd June 2014 A countryside group has called on the government to uphold environmental standards at onshore oil exploration sites, not reduce them.
6th May 2014 The organisation responsible for ensuring the safety of Britain’s oil and gas wells has revealed there are no regulations covering a key part of the drilling operation.
2nd May 2014 Transcripts of the last week of parliamentary questions and statements on fracking and shale gas With thanks to theyworkforyou.com 28/4/14 Question by Maria Eagle ,shadow environment secretary To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many staff at the Environment […]
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.
10th April 2014 Transcripts of the last four days of parliamentary questions and statements on: Environmental effects of the shale oil and gas industry Meetings of ministers with industry representatives Shale oil and gas extraction exclusion zones Costs of regulation and monitoring EU policy on fracking With thanks […]