Author, fracking opponent and Green Party member, Alan Tootill, looks at how oil and gas companies have abandoned the idea of social licence for fracking and explores how campaigners against the industry could this use to their advantage.
Landowners are demanding speedy action from the government about who should deal with the consequences if something goes wrong with fracking.
This post collates links to studies, briefings and reports from the past six months on fracking and the onshore oil and gas industry. It includes briefings on the industry and regulation, along with work on emissions, public attitudes to fracking, economic impacts, seismic effects and contamination risks.
In this guest post, Dr David Lowry, of the Institute for Resource and Security Studies, Cambridge, Massachusetts, highlights warnings in recent reports on potential health impacts from fracking.
Drone pictures taken yesterday show surface water at Cuadrilla’s shale gas site at Preston New Road near Blackpool.
The Environment Agency is inviting comments on permit applications by Europa Oil & Gas for its exploration wellsite near Leith Hill in Surrey.
In this Fracking Week in Parliament: Peers debate the pros and cons of shale gas Grant Shapps on potential economic benefits