Let’s not get carried away that fracking has been ‘banned’! We’re a long way from that just yet. As we’re all too aware, the Conservative Party would only see fit to halt fracking ventures just as much as they would announce new nurses/police/money for schools in the build up[…]

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MPs across the country have now been elected. Teresa May is preparing a Queens Speech. What we don’t know is whether the Conservative fracking plans (changing planning law to mean non-fracking drilling will be treated as permitted development. – see below) will be included in the Speech. Therefore NOW is a[…]

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In December 2016 the Church of England (the Bishop of Salisbury) produced a paper on shale gas, which is very weak in its presentation of the case against fracking and thus implicitly supports it. Since then, the report has received criticism. Below are two reports documenting this criticism: Mike Hill[…]

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(Image courtesy of Frack Free South Yorkshire) The INEOS Track Record on Safety and Health According Jim Ratcliffe, a multi millionaire who wants his company to frack the Sherwood Forest area “a lot of opposition to fracking is based on hearsay and rumour. In the US they have drilled one[…]

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In January, the Government accepted an amendment to the Infrastructure Bill (now Act) that would have banned fracking in all groundwater source protection zones (SPZs), which are the areas that are designated to protect drinking water aquifers. During the House of Commons debate on the Infrastructure Bill on 26th January, Amber[…]

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