As UK Debates Fracking, New Research Links it to Premature Births

As UK Debates Fracking, New Research Links it to Premature Births

One of the communities in the UK on the front-line of the fracking debate will have the chance to quiz their local Conservative MP, as well as representatives from various leading regulators, on the dangers posed by shale gas at a public meeting this evening.

Outrage as UK Plans to Fast-Track Fracking

Outrage as UK Plans to Fast-Track Fracking

The Conservative Government’s full-frontal assault on Britain’s internationally-respected planning process has become apparent this morning, after it was announced that Ministers will fast-track fracking applications overriding local councils.

Fracking “Goes on Trial”

Fracking “Goes on Trial”

Just as the British Government slashes subsidies for solar power and gears up to open up large swathes of the countryside to fracking, a coalition of human rights lawyers and academics have announced an international tribunal to put fracking “on trial”.

“Flawed” Legal Advice Leads to Fracking Vote Delay

“Flawed” Legal Advice Leads to Fracking Vote Delay

Councillors in Lancashire in the North West of the UK yesterday unanimously refused one of two planning applications for fracking by the controversial company, Cuadrilla, but deferred a vote on the second application until Monday next week.

UK Election Means Fracking Frenzy and Goodbye Wind

UK Election Means Fracking Frenzy and Goodbye Wind

As the dust settles on the British General Election, many commentators are still trying to analyse what the results means for policies on energy, fracking and climate. All the signs is that it is great news for frackers and bad news for the renewables industry, especially onshore wind companies.