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Will Brexit mean watered-down fracking regs?

In the last week of campaigning before yesterday’s EU Referendum, Remain campaigners including Greenpeace began to suggest that a Brexit…

What has natural gas ever done for us?

In the week that Third Energy won planning approval to frack its existing KM8 well in North Yorkshire, we thought…

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A successful shale gas industry could create clusters of expertise and boost investment

A successful shale gas industry could create clusters of expertise and boost investment in North Yorkshire  

What do groups like Friends of the Earth really think about #fracking?

In the last few years, groups like Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace have been leading the charge against fracking…

Fracking in a SSSI

As ever, the rhetoric and reality are somewhat mismatched when it comes to fracking.  This time, it’s about fracking in…

Cuadrilla: Roseacre Wood post-mortem

This week saw three days of planning hearings at which County Councillors on the Development Control Committee in Lancashire listened…

Fylde Independent outspent nearest rival by over 2,000%

A review of election expenses reveals that Mike Hill, Independent parliamentary candidate for the Fylde, outspent his nearest rival by…

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Planning officers poised to recommend on Cuadrilla applications

On Monday 15th June, planning officers in Lancashire are expected to publish their latest recommendations in respect of two shale…

Fracking and the general election: a look at the constituency picture

On Thursday 7 May, the Conservative Party won a surprise – if slim – majority in the general election, and…

Which political party is most supportive on UK shale gas?

The polls open tomorrow for what some commentators are saying will be the closest run general election in decades.  We…