Blog Archive

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…

PIC PHIL TRAGEN

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 and Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

New research from the United States implicates shale gas extraction in the release of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals http://ow.ly/RuicQ Researchers conducted…

Paul Hennsessy: What’s your story?

So far, we’ve heard OESG founder members Lee Petts, Tony Johnson, Richard Sands and Jonathan Foster tell us all about…

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…

Guest Blog: The place of Planning Appeals in democratic decision-making

With an appeal against the refusal of shale gas plans in Lancashire looking likely, we asked Matthew Sheppard from Turley Associates…

Guest blog: a bluffer’s guide to EIA

In this guest blog, Katharine Blythe – senior consultant at Ramboll ENVIRON – sheds some light on Environmental Impact Assessments…

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…