The application for “exploratory” fracking at Wisborough Green in Sussex has been unanimously rejected (on the grounds of excess lorry movements).
You can read more about it here. (Source: Independent)
On Thursday, May 29, 2014 the California Senate failed to pass SB 1132 (Mitchell/Leno) which would have put a temporary moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, acidizing and other forms of oil and gas well stimulation methods.
The measure lost by a narrow margin, despite recent polling that 68% of Californians support a time out on fracking.
Additionally, the federal government has recently downgraded the estimated amount of recoverable oil in the Monterey Shale by 96%, dispelling the myth that fracking will lead to an oil boom in California.
In other words, recoverable reserves are one tiny twentieth of what they said they were.
Drilling for the ‘seismic survey’ in the Howardian Hills AONB and surroundings has begun.
Injecting waste water underground (as is planned for Ebberston, inside the North York Moors national park) causes significant earthquakes.
Source: Online blog
They call for the city council to take a stand against shale gas extraction around the city.
Source: Yorkshire Press
Local highway officials say that fracking company Celtique Energie presented data that hugely underplayed the number of heavy lorries needed for its planned drilling operations in Sussex.
Other experts for the South Downs national park, in which Celtique plans to drill, said the company’s claims about noise were “opaque” and understated the increase in noise levels.