An investigation among people living near Cuadrilla’s Lancashire shale gas site has revealed that most believed fracking was bad for health, wildlife and the wider environment.
Ineos has received planning permission to explore for shale gas at a site in the village of Harthill in South Yorkshire.
Gas company’s statements about fracking impacts on wildlife “not backed up by evidence”, say experts
Residents and experts have accused a shale gas company of not giving enough detail about how it would assess the impact of fracking on protected wildlife nearby.
The Environment Agency has said it is considering granting a permit for oil exploration at the Bury Hill Wood site, near Leith Hill in Surrey. But before reaching a final decision, the organisation says it wants to consult the public.
The first INEOS shale gas site to come before a council planning meeting has been recommended for refusal.
Opponents of Cuadrilla’s proposals to test its oil well at Balcombe in West Sussex have appealed to councillors to refuse planning permission when they meet tomorrow.
In a last attempt to stop fracking at Kirby Misperton, Friends of the Earth has asked North Yorkshire Police to investigate whether bats will be at risk from Third Energy’s planned operation.