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Shale of the century
Guest post by Ralph Underhill, Water Policy Officer Today the RSPB responded to the Department of energy and climate change consultation on addressing the impacts of shale gas extraction on seismic activity. There is high chance you know shale gas extraction by a different name, it is more commonly...
25 May 2012
Meddling with the planning system threatens to undermine green energy
Government have today published new planning guidance for local authorities in England on renewable energy, following similar guidance for oil and gas earlier this month. These are part of a suite of guidance aimed at Local Authorities and other users of the planning system, but their publication...
29 Jul 2013
Who should pay if fracking goes wrong?
Yesterday evening, during the second reading of the Water Bill, MPs debated who should pay if fracking goes wrong and pollutes our water. A number of MPs backed the proposal to make sure that fracking companies are liable for the costs of any accident and have the clean-up funds available. This was...
26 Nov 2013
RSPB response to deal between water and fracking industries
Today the fracking industry, represented by the UK Onshore Operators Group, and the water industry have announced that they will “ work together to help minimise the impact of onshore oil and gas development in the UK on the country’s water resources ”. The deal is welcome recognition...
27 Nov 2013
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