Gutted that North Yorkshire council backs first UK fracking tests for five years

Waste Water Disposal Costs Could Make Fracking Uneconomic in UK

News from Drillordrop. An academic report published on 6th May highlights the major problems of disposal faced by the emerging Fracking industry in the UK. A joint US-UK workshop was held in Arlington, Virginia in November last year involving representatives from the National Science Foundation (US) and the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) among others. […]

Young people are suing governments over climate change

WHEN a group of teenagers first started taking governments to court over the lack of climate change action, people laughed at them. They are not laughing now.

Surveillance on anti-fracking campaigner revealed in court

An opponent of shale gas was under surveillance for his role in anti-fracking protests, the High Court in London was told this morning. The evidence was revealed at the latest hearing in a long-running legal dispute between the campaigner, Ian Crane, and the oil company, Rathlin Energy. Mr Crane referred to a statement signed by […]

Support for fracking at record low – government survey

Support for fracking in the UK has fallen to its lowest level according to a regular public opinion poll for the government. The latest Department of Energy and Climate Change quarterly survey puts support for fracking at 19%, the lowest since the question was first asked in December 2013. According to the survey, opposition to fracking […]

Emma Thomson Welcome you to the Frack Free Bake Off!

Emma and Sophie Thompson “Two years ago, a group of grandmothers occupied Cuadrilla’s fracking site in Lancashire. They gave out cake and talked to people passing by about the dangers of shale gas drilling. Inspired by what they did, we’re back at the same site. Follow our live blog and don’t forget to sign the […]

Underground Coal Gasification banned in Queensland

Latest news from Australia. Following on from a devastating environmental incident involving energy firm, Linc Energy, the government of Queensland has moved to ban Underground Coal Gasification throughout the state. The ban is immediate, with legislation likely to follow later in the year. The affected area is centred on the company’s operation near Chinchilla on […]

March 2016 fracking headlines


Coastal Oil and Gas drop planning appeal in South Wales

Coastal Oil and Gas (one of the company names associated with Gerwyn Williams of UK Methane notoriety) have abandoned their appeal against a decision by a local planning committee to refuse their application to drill near Llanrahan in South Wales. In the proposed drill plan, Coastal would have begun exploratory drilling opposite Llanrahan house and […]

British Museum

Mark Ruffalo among names calling for British Museum to drop BP sponsorship