As Cuadrilla prepares to frack the UK’s first horizontal shale gas well, DrillOrDrop talked to the Health and Safety Executive about the organisation’s role in keeping workers and local people safe.
Live updates from the debate between Thirsk and Malton MP, Kevin Hollinrake, and oil and gas industry engineer, Mike Hill.
Two-thirds of people surveyed in Lancashire opposed fracking within five miles of their home, according to a new poll published today.
Cuadrilla’s plans to frack at Roseacre Wood are neither safe, sustainable nor supported, a parish councillor told politicians yesterday.
Two sides in the fracking debate went head to head at an event in Chichester to discuss the pros and cons of shale gas. On the pro side was Professor Ernest Rutter, of Manchester University, and Dr Nick Riley, formerly of the British Geological Survey. Opposing fracking were Emeritus […]
Conservative-controlled Trafford Council voted overwhelmingly last night to reaffirm its opposition to fracking until it is proved to be safe.
A group opposed to the government’s policy on fast-tracking shale gas planning applications has launched a fundraising bid to mount a legal challenge.
Fracking will be safe for local people and the environment only if the drilling is done to the highest standard and operations are rigorously monitored and regulated, the industry-funded Shale Gas Task Force said this morning. In its second report on fracking, the Task Force highlighted “four essential […]
A government report quoted by ministers as reassurance that fracking is safe has been criticised as inadequate and its conclusions unsubstantiated and misleading.
The Energy Minister Michael Fallon has welcomed the report by Public Health England on the impact of fracking on people’s health and the environment. The report, issued yesterday, said fracking was likely to be low risk but it called for good onsite management and appropriate regulation. Mr Fallon said: “I […]