The decision to refuse planning permission for oil and gas exploration near the Surrey village of Dunsfold has been ruled invalid following problems during a “remote” council meeting.
Opposition to fracking reached 44%, a record high, in the latest government survey of public attitudes to shale gas.
Events in August 2019 and beyond about UK fracking, onshore oil and gas and campaigning
Paul Mobbs, of Mobbs’ Environmental Investigations and Research, reflects on a decade of inquiry into fracking for the first in an occasional series of long reads for the weekend.
In this week’s Fracking Week in Parliament: The Scottish Government announces a ban on underground coal gasification and progress on its consultation on fracking. Read the full statement and questions here.
Top stories in this Fracking Week in Politics: Caroline Lucas pushes for answers on unpublished report on shale gas and climate change Rebecca Long-Bailey accuses government of “stripping away” fracking safeguards Lord Grantchester describes fracking as an “unproven” technology Viscount Younger encourages investment in shale gas Lord Brooke […]
Lancashire anti-fracking campaigner, Tina Louise Rothery, told people on Saturday’s Time to Act climate march in London it was time to get mad and roar.
Update on Timeline – September 2013 19/9/2013 Anglers come out against fracking. The Angling Trust, which represents game, coarse and sea anglers in England says current environmental regulations aren’t good enough to deal with fracking. It urges the government not allow fracking unless sustainable supplies of water are […]
Paul Batty Environment Agency officer with responsibility for issuing permits Simon Deacon Environment Agency Technical specialist for groundwater & contaminated land Leila Dean Energy Campaigner, Greenpeace Geoffrey Lean Daily Telegraph environment correspondent He said: “The Environment Agency has been found to be asleep on the job at the very […]
23/8/13 Costs reach £2.3m Sussex Police says the cost of policing protests at Balcombe has risen to £2.3m and is likely to reach £3.7m. It says the cost of the six-day Reclaim the Power camp, which ended on Wednesday August 21st, were £1.5m, including help from ten other […]