Who pays for clean-ups and decommissioning if an onshore operator goes bust? It’s a question that is concerning MPs and landowners. In this guest post, researcher and anti-fracking campaigner, Ben Dean, looks at the rules for decommissioning and argues for tougher controls.
The government appears to be standing firm against industry pressure for a review of the regulations on earth tremors caused by fracking.
Cuadrilla called today for changes to the regulations on seismicity induced by fracking to take account of ground vibration.
Less than a quarter of people support relaxing the rules on fracking-induced earth tremors, according to results of a new survey published today.
Geoscientists join call for review of fracking tremor rules – opponents say industry must prove it can frack safely
A group of 48 geoscientists, many with links to the oil and gas industry, has called for a government review of the rules on fracking-induced earth tremors.
Cuadrilla has called for an urgent review of the rules on earth tremors caused by fracking after revealing that it fully fractured only two of 42 planned stages at its shale gas well near Blackpool.
Campaigners in southern England have criticised what they say is a “gaping hole” in the regulations covering the use of acid on oil sites.