• Posts Tagged ‘shale gas’

    Why the UK government’s fracking payout claim is just not true

    by  • August 12, 2016 • News

    FROM GREENPEACE: On Friday evening, just after 6pm, government spin doctors sent select media an email with a big fracking announcement. Theresa May has re-written Osborne’s plans to ensure local people benefit directly from fracking. “Communities could receive up to 10% of tax revenues derived from shale exploration in their area to spend on...

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    Ryedale anti-fracking campaigners launch fundraising appeal

    by  • August 5, 2016 • News

      From York Press: Fracking protesters have launched a fundraising appeal in support of their campaign against plans to bring fracking to the area. Frack Free Ryedale have campaigned against the industry over the past two years and, together with Friends of the Earth, are seeking a Judicial Review into North Yorkshire County Council’s (NYCC)...

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    What happened to the UK shale gas report?

    by  • June 9, 2016 • News

    Letters from The Guardian: Janet Russell asks the right question (Letters, May 30). What has happened to the report on shale gas by the UK Climate Change Committee (CCC)? When Professor Cowern and I gave evidence in February, we were assured that the report would be published no later than May. We have also...

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    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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    What the UK could learn from New York’s fracking ban

    by  • January 20, 2015 • News

    New York state’s ban on fracking rested largely on evidence of an adverse public health impact. Why aren’t UK authorities worried? Just before Christmas, New York became the first US state with major shale gas reserves to ban fracking for health reasons. The industry was shocked, campaigners cheered and governments like Britain, desperate to...

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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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    Shale gas unlikely to make the UK energy self-sufficient, says report

    by  • November 12, 2014 • News

    Fracking’s potential has been ‘overhyped’ by politicians and shale gas will not reduce energy prices or reliance on gas imports, says UK Energy Research Centre. Politicians have overhyped fracking’s potential and the prospect of shale gas making Britain self-sufficient in gas again is far-fetched, according to government-funded researchers. The UK became a net importer...

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