TORY governments rarely allow anything to obstruct big business profits, so Communities Secretary Sajid Javid’s green light for Cuadrilla’s fracking trial comes as no surprise.
Giving the go-ahead to extraction of gas at Little Plumpton by horizontal drilling through...
Friday 7th Oct 2016
posted by Morning Star in Editorial
“RISKY” underground coal gasification (UCG) will be banned in Scotland, the Scottish government confirmed yesterday.
Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse announced the decision following a long awaited review which showed that the process “poses numerous and serious...
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Thursday 11th Aug 2016
posted by Jody Porter in Arts
Senior research fellow DAVID LOWRY explains how the government’s impatience to frack the countryside could unleash dangerous amounts of radon
posted by Morning Star in Features
BRIBES to be offered to households affected by fracking are “a sign of government desperation” to overcome public resistance to the environmentally damaging gas drilling practice, a Yorkshire anti-fracking campaign group said yesterday.
Prime Minister Theresa May plans to...
Tuesday 9th Aug 2016
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
PM’s fracking free-for-all slush fund ‘will set neighbours against each other’ in nightmare dash for gas
Monday 8th Aug 2016
THERESA MAY’S proposal to bribe local residents to let giant corporations drill for shale gas under their homes is even more regressive than her predecessor’s approach to this controversial industry.
David Cameron was famously “all out for shale,” and his...
ANTI-FRACKING campaigners in Yorkshire launched a financial appeal yesterday to fund legal action over plans for hundreds of drilling wells in picturesque countryside.
Tory-controlled North Yorkshire Country Council, in line with government policy, has given the go-ahead to fracking...
Wednesday 3rd Aug 2016
Thousands oppose Tory plans to start fracking in Yorkshire
Monday 1st Aug 2016
ANTI-FRACKING campaigners will stage what they hope will be their biggest demonstration against the controversial process in York on Saturday, writes Peter Lazenby.
Swathes of rural North Yorkshire and other parts of northern England are earmarked by the government and profit-hungry...
Tuesday 26th Jul 2016