News that the oil exploration company, UKOG, has had no right of access to its well site at Markwells Wood in the South Downs since last year has been welcomed by local people and campaigners.
The shale gas company, Cuadrilla, has applied for more time to restore an exploration site near the Ribble Estuary in Lancashire because it said the latest attempt has been prevented by nesting birds. Little Ringed Plovers laid four eggs within 12m of the well head and work would […]
Work at IGas’s shale gas site near Misson in north Nottinghamshire looks unlikely to start until at least June.
Earlier this week, researcher Russell Scott questioned whether restoration bonds for shale gas sites could protect communities. In this Guest Post, Chris Hesketh responds that they are a valuable campaign tool.
Council planners in Nottinghamshire were initially unable to work out the value of a financial bond covering restoration of the Misson shale gas site because the operator, IGas, didn’t give them enough information.
As councillors in Nottinghamshire prepare to consider a financial guarantee for what could be county’s second shale gas site, researcher and anti-fracking campaigner, Russell Scott, asks can bonds protect communities and do they risk setting a dangerous precedent?
Cuadrilla is seeking to raise the height of the rig and the volume of noise it can make at a Lancashire shale gas site next to an internationally-important bird reserve.