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June 7, 2018

Two major breaking news events this week; INEOS have published notice that they are submitting new plans for Woodsetts, and today the Planning Inspectorate have approved the appeal for drilling in Harthill. Keep an eye out for our next newsletter which should be droppi...

May 24, 2018

MPs from former mining areas are among supporters of a parliamentary motion calling for 500m gaps between fracking and ex collieries. The motion was proposed by Labour’s John Mann, MP for Bassetlaw, whose constituency includes shale gas exploration sites operated by IG...

May 17, 2018

‘Exploratory drilling will be as easy as building a garden wall or conservatory’ – Greenpeace

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...

May 3, 2018

AN MP spoke out against drilling plans which could lead to fracking in Harthill saying: “It would be a dangerous step in the dark.”

Sir Kevin Barron addressed the planning inquiry, which will decide if chemical company Ineos can bore a 2,800-metre exploratory well to te...

November 23, 2017

UK high court extends wide-ranging injunction sought by Ineos which prohibits campaigners from interfering unlawfully with their operations

A multinational firm has secured a long-term, sweeping injunction against anti-fracking protesters despite critics calling it “dra...

October 25, 2017

Analysis of US fracking sites suggests pollutants including airborne particulates and heavy metals could affect neurodevelopment of babies and children.

Pollutants released during fracking processes could pose a health risk to infants and children, according to research...

October 10, 2017

Petrochemical company backs down after earlier refusal to the Guardian’s request to hand over the legal document

A multinational firm has backed down and disclosed a legal document that it used to justify a controversial sweeping injunction against anti-fracking protest...

October 4, 2017

Theresa May has told Calendar fracking "has a role to play" in the British energy industry after the Scottish government announced a ban on the controversial process.

The prime minster said work to extract shale gas needed to be properly regulated and communities should...

October 3, 2017

Energy minister Paul Wheelhouse says allowing unconventional extraction of coal and gas would put climate goals at risk.

The Scottish government has banned fracking after a consultation found overwhelming public opposition and little economic justification for the indus...

October 3, 2017

Scotland will miss out on billions of pounds and thousands of jobs from fracking while England “reaps the benefits”, a petrochemical giant has said after SNP ministers banned the practice north of the Border.

Paul Wheelhouse, the Scottish Energy Minister, told MSPs that...

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