From today Investigating Balcombe And Cuadrilla has a new look and a new name. We’ll continue to publish independent, evidence-based journalism but we’ll be widening the focus to the onshore oil and gas business throughout the UK and the campaign against it.
12th August 2014 The latest government survey of public attitudes to fracking has shown a fall in support. The Public Attitudes Tracker, commissioned by Department of Energy and Climate Change and published today, reveals under a quarter of respondents supported shale gas extraction.
11th August 2014 An opinion survey for the UK Onshore Operators’ Group out today found 57% of respondents thought fracking for shale gas should go ahead, while only 16% were opposed. 27% said ‘Don’t know’.
11th August 2014 The Green MP Caroline Lucas has accused the government of hiding information from the public on fracking after a report on the impact of shale gas on the rural economy was heavily redacted.
21st July 2014 The organisation representing environmental health officers has urged local authorities to prevent fracking in their areas until they are satisfied about its risks to public health or the environment.
20th July 2014 A transcript of this week’s parliamentary questions and statements on: Quantities of gas in the Bowland shale Shale gas and economic competitiveness Cabinet committee on development of shale gas Water treatment works capable of processing flow-back fluid Methane concentrations in ground water Costs to local […]
2/7/14 Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace defended their campaign against shale gas and accused the government of failing to take action over greenhouse gas emissions from coal.
An at-a-glance view of June’s news about fracking and onshore oil and gas. For the current month’s news click here
9th June 2014 A nationwide series of five debates about fracking begins today in Glasgow – but there’s no sign of representatives from the industry on the confirmed list of speakers for any event.
With thanks to Theyworkforyou.com we’ve included extracts about fracking and shale gas from the Queen’s Speech and the first day’s debate that followed in the House of Commons. Click here for more about parliamentary discussions on shale and fracking this week: Latest Fracking Week in Westminster Ministerial Statement on […]