Fracking in 2018: Another Year of Pretending to Make Money – Resilience

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2018 was the year the oil and gas industry promised that its darling, the shale fracking revolution, would stop focusing on endless production and instead turn a profit for its investors. But as the year winds to a close, it’s clear that hasn’t happened. Instead, the fracking industry has helped set new records for U.S. oil production while continuing to lose...

Rhiannon Adam: Fracking in the UK #3

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For Fractured Stories, a British Journal of Photography commission supported by Ecotricity, Rhiannon Adam spent four months immersed in the fracking debate. A series of editorials published on BJP-online tell the stories of the individuals she encountered. A number of images are corrupted with a constituent chemical of frack-fluid, alluding to the potential environmental impacts...

Claire Perry rejects Cuadrilla calls to relax fracking tremor rules

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Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry has rejected calls from Cuadrilla to relax seismic activity regulations which have hampered the fracking firm’s attempts to drill at its site near Blackpool, it has emerged. In a strongly-worded letter to Cuadrilla chief executive Francis Egan last year, Perry reaffirmed the government’s support for the existing ‘traffic...

More experts have piled on the government over fracking | The Canary

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The Conservative government’s claims over the ‘need’ for fracking are looking a lot like hot air. This is because an energy industry publication and experts have just pulled them apart. Power Technology says it is “one of the leading titles covering the global energy industry”. It recently ran an article called Does the UK really...

Manchester draws up plans for a ban on fracking – Blackpool Gazette

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One of the country’s largest combined authorities will lay out plans to ban fracking in a new green strategy. Greater Manchester’s 10 local authorities will put a “presumption” in planning laws against allowing the technique to be used to extract shale gas, mayor Andy Burnham told The Guardian. The measures will be included in a...

Ridgefield fracking waste ban draws public’s support – NewsTimes

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Resident Michael Garguilo raises his hand to speak during Saturday’s public hearing on fracking waste in Ridgefield. Resident Michael Garguilo raises his hand to speak during Saturday’s public hearing on fracking waste in Ridgefield. Resident Michael Garguilo raises his hand to speak during Saturday’s public hearing on fracking waste in Ridgefield. Resident Michael Garguilo raises...

Fighting Fracking In 2018: Communities Resolute, Industry Shoots Itself In Foot | Frack Off

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Fighting Fracking In 2018: Communities Resolute, Industry Shoots Itself In Foot Posted on January 2, 2019 by radix Summary For several years the fracking industry in the UK has been hoping for a breakout year where they finally get to push aside community opposition, drill a load of wells, flow some gas and get a...

Greater Manchester sets out plans to ban fracking | talkRADIO

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The Mayor of Greater Manchester has revealed plans to ban fracking in the area. The combined authority does not have the power to implement an outright ban on fracking, so will instead put a “presumption” in planning laws against allowing the technique to be used to extract shale gas. The move to ban the controversial...

The fightback against fracking just kicked off in Greater Manchester | The Canary

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A bold new move by Greater Manchester councils could force the government to reconsider its fracking plans. On 7 January, 10 councils that represent the region will announce plans to add a “presumption” against any planning requests for fracking. This would mean that any requests for permission to frack in the Greater Manchester area would...

Butchulla unite against fracking the Wide Bay | Fraser Coast Chronicle

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THE push for a permanent ban on fracking in the Wide Bay has ramped up on the back of a major demonstration and the expiry of two high profile exploration licences. It comes after dozens of Butchulla locals signed a declaration on bark, taking to the beach with like-minded conservationists last month to call on...

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