Costs of dealing with waste water from fracking could be significant and make shale exploitation uneconomic in the UK, according to leading academics.
The Environment Agency announced this afternoon it has granted permits to Third Energy to allow it to frack for shale gas at the KM8 well at Kirby Misperton in North Yorkshire.
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.
Fracking in Lancashire could damage tourism, the second day of an inquiry into Cuadrilla’s shale gas plans heard this afternoon.
Guest Post by Joanne Hawkins Regulation is a central issue in the shale gas debate. Yet, it has received very little in depth attention, with many reports and political statements assuming the presence of a ‘robust regulatory system.’ In this guest post, Joanne Hawkins discusses some of the […]
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
George Osborne told MPs yesterday Britain would be “condemned” to higher energy bills and fewer jobs if it turned its back on fracking.
A measure to take the siting of underground radioactive waste dumps out of local control came into force today after approval by only 277 of parliament’s 650 MPs. More than 300 MPs did not vote.
Anti-fracking campaigners say new government proposals could allow drilling companies to dump waste under private land without the owners’ permission.