Helen Savage, a Balcombe villager who campaigns against fracking, has replied to comments by Averil Macdonald, the new chair of the industry body UK Onshore Oil and Gas.
A bad—tempered meeting of 250 people in the North Yorkshire market town of Malton last night questioned the need and the desirability of fracking.
The government will not win public support for fracking by behaving like a salesperson for the technique, a new study has concluded.
The water and energy industries met under one roof today to talk fracking. A conference, hosted by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management, heard from regulators, the shale industry, consultancies, academics and a campaign organisation.
The government cannot be trusted to regulate shale gas, according to more than 40% of people surveyed by Cardiff University. Just over 20% were confident that the government would do an adequate job.The rest didn’t know.
A Conservative backbencher has challenged the Prime Minster to change the regulations that allow fracking companies to self-monitor their operations.
Government support for fracking has made people less likely to believe that decisions about shale gas will be objective and independent, according to new research. The study for the Department of Energy and Climate Change also found that the more people learned about shale gas, the more opposed […]
13th May 2014 Doug Parr, chief scientist of Greenpeace, told a major conference on shale gas that the industry had to become trustworthy if it wanted public support.
The shale industry needs to improve its engagement with the public, according to one of the UK’s leading environmental advisors. In a report published this week, the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) said there was a “disappointing degree of defensiveness” from people closely involved in […]
David Cameron announced this morning that councils would be able to keep 100% of business rates they collect from shale gas sites, up from the current figure of 50%. Speaking in Lincolnshire, he said this could be worth up to £1.7 million a year for a typical fracking […]