A bid to allow gas fields in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire to operate until 2035 is now likely to be approved after a government ruling.
Environmental campaigners are calling on the government to extend its moratorium on fracking to less publicised techniques used by the oil and gas industry.
“If you support fracking, you’re complicit in earthquakes” – Lancs businessman; Cuadrilla says “sorry for any concern”
A rally outside Cuadrilla’s shale gas site this afternoon called for a stop on fracking in Lancashire following the record-breaking bank holiday earth tremor.
Opponents of fracking in Lancashire are calling for a permanent ban on fracking following this morning’s 2.9ML earth tremor caused by Cuadrilla’s shale gas site.
A new report by the health professionals’ charity, Medact, has concluded that fracking for shale gas poses significant risks to public health. The report, published today, calls for an immediate five-year moratorium to allow for an assessment of the effects on health and the environment.
The Humberside and East Yorkshire Frack Off group has called for a suspension of Rathlin Energy’s activities in the region and an inquiry into the West Newton drill site. The call follows an investigation by DrillOrDrop.com into breaches of environmental permits at West Newton.