Activists chain themselves to fracking site with bike locks

Protestors chained themselves to a site in Chesterfield in the early hours of the morning in protest against the controversial hydraulic fracturing or ‘fracking’ process used to extract shale gas. Twenty members of the group Frack Off targeted a site owned by PR Marriott, a contractor for shale gas firm Cuadrilla Resources which is drilling […]

Fracking itself isn’t the problem, say Texas researchers

The ‘fracking’ process which extracts shale gas from shale rock is unfairly criticised for environmental damage and gets unbalanced coverage in the media. That’s according to a group of Texas-based university researchers in a report released yesterday. Campaigners have been highly critical of the process, suggesting it is an untested method with an unknown environmental […]

USA holds fracking litigation conference

The American legal profession is to hold a conference on the topic of hydraulic fracturing, or ‘fracking’; the controversial drilling technique of releasing gas from shale rock. Taking place in December in Dallas, experts from the legal profession will discuss topics relating to the fracking process such as the role of government; health and environmental […]