Ministers quizzed over plans to “streamline” fracking decisions – DRILL OR DROP?

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Planning guidance on fracking inquiry. Photo: Parliament TV Government ministers were questioned by MPs last night about their proposals to take fracking decisions out of local control and scrap the need for planning applications for exploration sites. Energy Minister, Claire Perry, and Local Government Minister, Dominic Raab, appeared last night before the Housing, Communities and...

Third Energy’s North Yorkshire fracking planning application cost £½m+ – MPs told – DRILL OR DROP?

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  Fracking Week in Parliament 2 The planning application by Third Energy to frack at Kirby Misperton cost North Yorkshire County Council more than £500,000, MPs were told this week. The council’s chief executive, Richard Flinton, told a select committee investigating planning guidance that local authorities did not have enough money to process fracking applications…...

Strong language on the final day of fracking challenge

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The third day of INEOS and Reach CSG’s judicial review of the fracking ban drew to an early close, and with it, the substantive hearing as a whole. This morning Lord Pentland summarised the political context in which Ministers had made the announcement to Parliament on 3rd of October of an ‘effective ban’ – there...

Fast-track fracking plan by the government prompts criticism

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Fracking opponents have reacted with anger after ministers unveiled measures to help projects through the planning system in England, which campaigners said would make drilling a shale well as easy as building a conservatory. Shale gas explorers will be able to drill test sites in England without applying for planning permission and fracking sites could...

„Bundesregierung gibt Startschuss für Schiefergas-Fracking“

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Das geht aus einer Antwort des Bundeswirtschaftsministeriums auf eine Anfrage der Grünen hervor. Demnach sollen vier von der Bundesregierung und zwei vom Bundesrat benannte Vertreter in dem Gremium sitzen. Anträge für Probebohren liegen der Bundesregierung nach eigener Auskunft zwar noch nicht vor. Im Beschluss zur Ernennung einer Expertenkommission sehen die Grünen jedoch einen klaren Hinweis...

This Federal Policy Enabled the Fracking Industry’s $280 Billion Loss

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And while most people may not know much (if anything) about ZIRP or the Federal Reserve (Fed), it is likely that they are aware of the impact this policy has on their own lives. Do you have money in your checking account? Are you lucky enough to have savings? Have you noticed how you don’t...

Green Groups Balk at England’s Plan to Fast Track Fracking

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Government ministers published proposals Thursday that would speed the development of fracking in England, igniting opposition from environmental groups and local communities, The Independent reported . The rule changes could open an area almost as large as Wales for immediate drilling. “Communities and their local councils across the UK have said no in every way...

Familiar Flaws Invalidate Research Team’s Latest Attempt to Link Fracking to Health Issues

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Familiar Flaws Invalidate Research Team’s Latest Attempt to Link Fracking to Health Issues by Seth Whitehead May 2, 2018 A new study released Tuesday purports to find “the first evidence that chemicals found in ground water near fracking sites can impair the immune system.” Importantly, the report’s alarmist topline finding is not based on water...

Fracking firm in law bid to cut protests

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Fracking firm Cuadrilla is aiming to extend its court injunction at its Preston New Road site to cut protests there. Along with some local farmers, it has filed papers to the High Court, for a hearing in Manchester on May 31. Cuadrilla, which has also now applied to the Secretary of State to start fracking,...

Daily earthquakes and water shortages: Alberta pays a price for oil fracking — Society’s Child — Sott.net

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Alberta Tar Pits the largest and stickiest industrial project in the world. Worried about fracking deep underground… this is the biggest fracking of the Earth ever and it’s on the surface not miles underground. One earthquake is recorded on average each day in a western Canadian region where companies extract oil by fracking, according to...

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