Oil and gas companies, regulators, local authorities and the supply industry have been meeting in London for the past two days at the European Shale Oil and Gas Summit.
The offer to landowners of royalties from shale oil and gas drilling – described as a “game-changer” for fracking – does nothing to address concerns about liability, the Country Land and Business Association said today.
The government has dismissed concerns about the impact of fracking on health, water quality, climate change and local businesses. It also rejected criticism of conflicts of interest and a failure to take part in public debates about fracking.
Coming events this autumn related to fracking and onshore oil and gas Sunday 21st September People’s Climate March, London, Assembles 12.30, Temple Place, Embankment. Details People’s Climate March, Manchester, to lobby Labour Party Conference, Assembles 11am, Piccadilly Gardens. Details People’s Climate March, Chichester, to deliver petition to the […]
Concerns inevitable but regulation will make fracking safe, MPs told The new environment secretary, Elizabeth Truss, told MPs this afternoon that people could have confidence in fracking because, with proper regulation, it was safe and had a low impact on the environment.
After months of shying away from debates about fracking, the onshore oil and gas industry now wants to talk. The industry body UK Onshore Oil and Gas (UKOOG) is inviting people to submit questions about shale to its new Talk about shale website.
ASA rules shale gas advert is misleading, exaggerated and unsubstantiated after complaint by Balcombe resident The head of an American fracking company, who has advised MPs and the European parliament, has been censured for statements he made in an advert about the benefits of shale gas to Britain. […]