Scottish Government blocks fracking plans

Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing has announced a block on granting consents for unconventional oil and gas production, including fracking, pending the outcome of a full public inquiry. In his statement to the Scottish Parliament yesterday, Mr Ewing said the government will set out plans to begin more work to increase the evidence for shale […]

‘Frack off’ says New York

The Governor of New York has banned fracking. Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration made the decision following a report into the potential risks around fracking by the State Department of Health. The report said no further fracking should take place. The author of the report Dr. Howard Zucker said: “I have considered all of the data […]