Last week the government released details of new areas for drilling applications (including 53 Sites of Special Scientific Interest, backtracking on an earlier promise) and made a surprising announcement to “call-in” local decisions that were taking too long. But a lot has changed over the past eight years and opponents should still feel hopeful. The […]
James Murray – Business Green ‘This shameless fracking double standard will do little to build support for shale gas. The government’s fracking planning shake-up offends any sense of fair play, like so much of the Conservative shale gas strategy it could prove to be counter-productive The double standards inherent in the government’s plans to fast-track […]
The delegate notes and presentations from this one day event covering a wide range of viewpoints from regulators, consultants and NGOs. http://www.ciwem.org/events/events-outputs.aspx Blog: ‘Drill or Drop?’ have written a blog following the conference which is available here.
A bad week for fracking – the Defra report in full – the Lancashire County Council report and another study on the chemicals used in the process. Links to the decisions and reports Lancashire County Council reject fracking application by Cuadrilla Guardian ‘Nine of the councillors on the 14-strong development control committee voted in favour […]