Sixty pieces of evidence have been submitted to a parliamentary inquiry on the environmental risks of fracking. Most accepted there were risks, about three-quarters questioned whether they could be dealt with adequately and about a third called for a complete or partial ban on fracking.
This month’s events about fracking and onshore oil and gas Sunday 11th January 2015 Crawberry Hill Solidarity Day, 12 noon, Walkington Heads, Walkington HU17 8RB Details
Academics, a gas industry representative, a climate change adviser, a peer and a regulator will be giving evidence to the parliamentary inquiry on the environmental risks of fracking. Our report on the inquiry
A government report quoted by ministers as reassurance that fracking is safe has been criticised as inadequate and its conclusions unsubstantiated and misleading.
The risks of fracking in the UK are to be investigating next year by the House of Commons Environmental Audit Select Committee.
Local authorities lack competence to deal with important issues in shale gas planning applications, according to a majority of respondents to a new survey.
The risks from fracking are compared to those from thalidomide, asbestos and tobacco in a study used as evidence for the annual report by the government’s chief scientific advisor.
The former minister, Norman Baker, will call tomorrow for a shift away from fracking and towards renwables.
Reaction to BBC fracking debate at Fernhurst – “wilful blindness to risk”; “disinformation and innuendo”; “beating climate change”
16th July 2014 Industry’s “systemic, wilful blindness to risk” Jeremy Leggett, green energy entrepreneur and chair of Solarcentury, the UK’s largest independent solar electric company, told BBC Sussex: “I have a lot of sympathy with the points being made in the debate. Look at the record of the […]
The shale industry needs to improve its engagement with the public, according to one of the UK’s leading environmental advisors. In a report published this week, the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) said there was a “disappointing degree of defensiveness” from people closely involved in […]