Friends of the Earth has called for a ban on the use of acid to stimulate the flow of oil and gas in onshore wells.
Senior experts have signed a letter calling for a parliamentary inquiry into 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
A report relied upon by the Government in its support for shale gas extraction is to be updated.
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.
Support for fracking in the UK has risen again, according to the latest findings from a quarterly government survey. Opposition remained unchanged and is still 14 percentage points ahead of support. The results published this morning put support at 18%, up two points on the previous survey. This is […]
The reopened public inquiry on Cuadrilla’s plans to drill and frack at Roseacre Wood in Lancashire reaches its final week.
Another report commissioned by opponents of oil exploration, has criticised plans by Europa to drill near Leith Hill in Surrey.
Fracking Week in Parliament The SNP MP, Drew Hendry, asked the government last week about the environmental risks of oil drilling in south east England.
This post collates links to more than 30 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 […]