• Posts Tagged ‘coal bed methane’

    June 2015 update – PEDL 227 Now relinquished by UK Methane

    by  • June 19, 2015 • News

    We have confirmation that PEDL 227 which covers part of the Mendip Hills between Bath and Shepton Mallet has now been relinquished by the licence holder UK Methane.  This is excellent news for our area as it now means there are no active oil and gas companies seeking to explore possible reserves in Somerset!...

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    GENERAL ELECTION 2015

    by  • May 5, 2015 • News

    The fracking vote – who’s for and against on a local and national level   The candidates for North East Somerset discuss fracking The Somerset Guardian asked the prospective candidates what they think of fracking for Shale Gas and whether the area should welcome the new industry or whether people should join the campaigners...

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    Mass Lobby Against Infrastructure Bill – Jan 14th, London

    by  • January 9, 2015 • News

    The Government is currently trying to rush the Infrastructure Bill through the House of Commons. It’s already been passed through the House of Lords, but recently tabled amendments could stop it in its tracks. If passed unchallenged, it could irrevocably pave the way for Fracking in the UK, by removing our land rights to...

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    Somerset Minerals Plan Examination

    by  • November 26, 2014 • News

    Latest news – consultation on Main Modifications The Somerset Minerals Plan was submitted to central government on 23 June 2014. Following the public Hearings sessions held in September, which were chaired by the appointed Inspector, the County Council has published a Schedule of ‘Main’ Modifications to the above Minerals Plan. Comments are invited on...

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    Toxic Chemicals, Carcinogens Skyrocket Near Fracking Sites

    by  • October 31, 2014 • News

    The spikes almost certainly will lead to a cancer increase in surrounding areas, a study author says. Oil and gas wells across the country are spewing “dangerous” cancer-causing chemicals into the air, according to a new study that further corroborates reports of health problems around hydraulic fracturing sites. “This is a significant public health...

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    UK to allow fracking companies to use ‘any substance’ under homes

    by  • October 22, 2014 • News

    Proposed amendment in Infrastructure Bill would make mockery of world class shale gas regulation claims, campaigners say… The UK government plans to allow fracking companies to put “any substance” under people’s homes and property and leave it there, as part of the Infrastructure Bill which will be debated by the House of Lords on...

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    Frack Free Somerset Autumn of Awareness Public Meetings

    by  • October 22, 2014 • News

    It has come to the attention of Frack Free Somerset that three of the licenses in Somerset have been relinquished (and are up for grabs in the new licensing round). However UK Methane have renewed their PEDL license 227, which covers Ston Easton and numerous areas in the Mendips. This means it is extremely likely...

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