• Posts Tagged ‘mendip’

    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!...

    Read more →

    We challenge would-be local MP’s to underground!

    by  • November 26, 2014 • News

    We are challenging would-be MPs to go underground to understand the complicated geology of the former Somerset coalfield. Our caving experts want to take North East Somerset MP Jacob Rees-Mogg, and his challengers, caving so they can see for themselves what the we say is the vulnerability and beauty of what lies underneath their feet...

    Read more →

    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...

    Read more →

    Coal Bed Methane is the likely target for UK Methane, the licence holders of PEDL 227 in Mendip, so What is Coal Bed Methane Exploration and What are the Risks?

    by  • September 9, 2014 • News

    Coalbed methane (CBM), also known as coal-seam gas (CSG) in Australia, refers to methane found in coal seams (underground layers of coal, also called ‘coal beds’). It occurs when methane is absorbed into coal and is trapped there by the pressure from the weight of the rocks that overlie the coal-seams. CBM is formed...

    Read more →

    Can you help us? We need your support

    by  • March 18, 2014 • News

    Can you help us? We need your support to campaign at Glastonbury festival against fracking and unconventional gas exploration.  Please donate whatever you can to help get us there, we really appreciate any help you can give! Click here to go to our gofundme page. .

    Read more →

    Somerset residents join Greenpeace legal block to fracking

    by  • October 15, 2013 • News

    Residents from right across Somerset are signing up to a Greenpeace led legal block to fracking in England. The legal challenge, which is intended to halt fracking plans across the country, was launched in Lancashire on Monday (14th) and is rapidly gathering momentum around the country. The block is based on fracking companies’ plans...

    Read more →

    Fracking Motion to be put before Mendip District Council on 30th September

    by  • September 19, 2013 • News

    Several key local Councillors are calling on the Council administration to listen to the concerns of local people regarding the controversial act of hydraulic fracturing or ‘fracking’. The motion, which has been submitted to go before Full Council on 30th September calls on the Conservative administration to explore more deeply the impact that such...

    Read more →