• Posts Tagged ‘somerset’

    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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    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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    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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    Somerset Flood concern raised over fracking

    by  • February 10, 2014 • News

    Concerns have been raised over the risks of giving “fracking” the go-ahead in flood-prone areas of the UK, as parts of the country face continued flooding. Greenpeace said licences had been given to companies to potentially drill for shale gas and oil in some of the areas of Somerset that have been hit by...

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    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...

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