DrillOrDrop’s year in pictures reaches July when the group, Reclaim the Power, co-ordinated protests outside Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site, the company’s offices and premises belonging to contractors.
We’ve now reached April in our photo review of 2017.
Fracking Week in Parliament A senior member of the government has flagged up plans to take major shale gas decisions out of local council control.
2017 saw drilling get underway at the site of the UK’s first horizontal shale gas wells. But, despite expectations, there was no high volume hydraulic fracturing – at least at the time of writing.
Surrey County Council has confirmed that Angus Energy submitted a planning application today for its oil site at Brockham near Dorking.
Researchers at Edinburgh University have warned that cost of waste treatment and a shortage of specialist facilities could limit the development of fracking in the UK.
Appeals by INEOS over two shale gas planning applications are to be heard at public inquiries. The company said its proposals for exploration wells in the villages of Marsh Lane, Derbyshire, and Harthill, south Yorkshire, had not been decided within a reasonable time. It is appealing against non-determination. […]