More than 600 academics, politicians and campaigners signed a letter calling on the government to replace the current moratorium on fracking with an outright ban.
Researchers at Edinburgh University have warned that cost of waste treatment and a shortage of specialist facilities could limit the development of fracking in the UK.
Leading figures from the industry seeking to explore for shale gas are gathering in Liverpool this week for a two-day conference.
On Friday (20 May) councillors in North Yorkshire will meet to decide whether to approve what could be the UK’s first fracked shale gas well for more than five years.
Environment Agency “washed its hands” of available waste treatment, inquiry told + other key points from Day 12
The Environment Agency has “washed his hands” of whether there would be available capacity for treating flowback waste from Cuadrilla’s fracking sites in Lancashire, the shale gas inquiry in Blackpool heard today.
Environmental consultant and engineer, Alan Watson, gave evidence today against Cuadrilla’s plans for fracking at Preston New Road and Roseacre Wood. His evidence to the inquiry revealed secret information, missing and disputed flowback data and questions about treatment capacity.
Transcripts of parliamentary questions and debates on fracking and onshore oil and gas for the week ending 19th June 2015. Post-abandonment monitoring Waste water treatment Fracking revenues for Lancashire Exploration licences and planning approval With thanks to TheyWorkForYou.com