Fracking was rejected by the vast majority of people at a debate on its role in Britain’s energy mix. More than 150 people attended the event in a Derbyshire village near the county’s first proposed shale gas site.
Two anti-fracking campaigners are seeking appeals over the injunction granted to INEOS Shale against anti-fracking protests.
In this update on protests about fracking and the onshore oil and gas industry: Campaigners occupy and evicted from Horse Hill oil site in Surrey; March through Pickering against fracking plans in Yorkshire; Protests against Barclays Bank’s ownership of Third Energy. Climate change protest at government department Slow […]
INEOS has commissioned the former Labour MP for North East Derbyshire, Natascha Engel, to a write a booklet on shale gas.
The shale gas company, INEOS, has said some products which may be used at a proposed exploration site could cause cancer or birth defects if “permitted to escape”. They could also lead to mutations and were toxic to plants and animals.
A draft press statement suggests the UK’s biggest shale gas company is looking to remove the decision on its first exploration applications from local councils.
Councils dealing with planning applications for shale gas developments were invited today to bid for a share of £1.2m.