The government must be prepared for significant grass roots opposition if it pushes ahead with plans to fast track shale gas, a public opinion survey published today concludes.
Trafford council planners are recommending approval of IGas’s proposed coal bed methane site next to the Davyhulme water treatment works.
Fracking sites should be at least a mile from the nearest home, according to the Conservative MP whose North Yorkshire constituency is on the shale gas front line.
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North Yorkshire County Council is being urged to postpone its decision this morning on plans for monitoring boreholes around Third Energy’s proposed fracking site in Ryedale.
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.
Councillors who will decide Cuadrilla’s fracking applications in Lancashire later this week have been sent a new report which says shale gas exploration is potentially a significant source of air, land and water pollution.