Monthly archive for August 2017

Anti-fracking campaigners make final legal challenge to Cuadrilla’s shale gas plan

Opponents of Cuadrilla’s fracking plans near Blackpool brought their final legal challenge to the Court of Appeal in London this morning. By RUTH HAYHURST ON AUGUST 30, 2017  

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17.6M Americans live close to active oil and gas (and fracking) wells

Living within a mile of active wells has been correlated to increased risk for heart and neurological problems, cancers and adverse birth outcomes  

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Public support for fracking in the UK at record low, official survey reveals

A survey by the Business and Energy Department showed just 16% supported the controversial process of shale gas extraction, down from 21% last year and the lowest since the study was launched five years ago. Just 13% of the 2,000 people questioned said they knew a lot about

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Double challenge to ministerial approval of Cuadrilla’s fracking site goes to Appeal Court

Opponents of fracking at Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool take their legal challenge to the Court of Appeal in London on Wednesday.                                       A two-day hearing at the Royal

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What’s happening this week? 28 August-3 September 2017

In this week’s listings: Two-day hearing at the Court of Appeal in London on permission for fracking at Cuadrilla’s shale gas site at Preston New Road, near Blackpool; Deadline for comments on IGas application for testing at Ellesmere Port gas site; Third Energy information event about fracking

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There may be a huge flaw in UK fracking hopes – the geology

Little attention is paid as to whether the country’s geology is suitable for shale oil and gas production. The implication is that because fracking works in the US, it must also work here. In fact, the UK’s geological history suggests this is probably wrong.  

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What’s happening this week? 21-27 August 2017

By Ruth Hayhurst In this week’s listings: Closing date for comments on applications for environmental permits at three sites; Rallies at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site near Blackpool; INEOS Upstream at the Bright Blue Energy and Climate Change Forum Gathering on the Green, Lytham, Lancashire; The

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UK shale gas overhyped because geology is unsuitable for fracking – Scottish research

BY RUTH HAYHURST ON AUGUST 17, 2017 Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site where drilling is expected to begin this week. As Cuadrilla prepares to drill the UK’s first horizontal shale gas wells, research from a Scottish university suggests the country’s geology won’t support fracking.

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Council bans pedestrians from fracking site verges until 2019 after spending £59k on security guards

BY RUTH HAYHURST ON AUGUST 11, 2017    https://drillordrop.com/2017/08/11/council-bans-pedestrians-from-fracking-site-verges-until-2019-after-spending-59k-on-security-guards/#more-49695 Pedestrians have been barred from using the grass verges beside Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool for more than a year and a half. Lancashire County Council said this afternoon it had issued two temporary regulation orders for

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Cuadrilla announces doubling of spending in Lancashire

BY RUTH HAYHURST ON AUGUST 11, 2017    https://drillordrop.com/2017/08/11/cuadrilla-announces-doubling-of-spending-in-lancashire/#more-49716 The shale gas company, Cuadrilla, said today it had doubled the amount of money it had spent in Lancashire in the second quarter of the year. The company today released the latest figures of what it called its

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