• Third Runway At Heathrow ‘To Get Go-Ahead In Days’

    • Date: 14/10/16
    • James Salmon and James Slack, Daily Mail

    Heathrow is expected to be given the green light within days to build a third runway.  An artist’s impression of how Heathrow Airport could look with a third runway After years of delay, Prime Minister Theresa May is set to defy fierce opposition from key members of her Cabinet, including Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, to […]

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  • Brexit: Green Campaigners Fear ‘Bonfire’ Of Green Regulations

    • Date: 13/10/16
    • Ian Johnston, The Independent

    Campaigners have expressed fears of a ‘bonfire’ of environmental regulations after Britain leaves the EU The Government must not abandon the fight against global warming after Brexit – despite calls to do so from the climate-sceptic wing of the Conservative party – its official advisers have said in a report. There are fears of a […]

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  • Heathrow Third Runway Looks More Likely After Scottish Government Backing

    • Date: 10/10/16
    • Michael Wilkinson, The Daily Telegraph

    A third runway at Heathrow has become more likely ahead of a decision by ministers next week after the Scottish Government backed the plan. A third runway at Heathrow could get the go ahead by ministers Ministers claimed expanding the west London hub will provide a number of benefits for Scotland, including new jobs and more […]

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  • County Council Faces Legal Bill Of £330.000 For Refusing Fracking Application

    • Date: 08/10/16

    Lancashire County Council will face a bill for costs in excess of £330,000 over the planning battle for two bids to frack on the Fylde. A spokesman confirmed Cuadrilla has been granted costs relating to the council’s refusal of permission to install a monitoring array near the Preston New Road site. But the total could […]

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  • Cuadrilla: Bowland Fracking Offers Britain ’40-50 Years Of Energy Security’

    • Date: 08/10/16
    • Andrew Cave, The Daily Telegraph

    The Bowland shale basin has the potential to transform Britain’s security of energy supply. “The resource is so big that if it works it will be a 40 to 50-year play.”   Cuadrilla Resources, the company Egan heads, has invested £100m in a different kind of UK transformation, and last week it got the go-ahead from the Secretary of […]

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  • GWPF Welcomes Green Light For UK Fracking

    • Date: 06/10/16
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Forum

    London, 6 October:  The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) has welcomed the Government’s decision to give the go-ahead for shale gas test drilling in Lancashire. The GWPF has been the only think tank that has consistently argued for UK shale development. The knock-on effects of a shale gas revolution could be significant: cheaper energy could […]

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  • UK Government Gives Green Light For Fracking

    • Date: 06/10/16
    • Kelly Gilblom, Bloomberg

    After a two-and-a-half-year battle that veered into debates about the legacy, prosperity and stewardship of Britain’s countryside, Cuadrilla Resources Ltd. can hydraulically fracture for natural gas in northern England. Preston, England-based Cuadrilla will be allowed to drill and frack as many as four wells, according to a ruling by U.K. Secretary of State for Communities Sajid Javid, practically […]

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  • Cuadrilla’s Two-Year UK Fracking Battle Set to End Thursday

    • Date: 05/10/16
    • Kelly Gilblom, Bloomberg

    A two-and-a-half year battle over whether Cuadrilla Resources Ltd. can hydraulically fracture as many as eight wells in the British countryside is scheduled to end with an announcement from the government. U.K. Secretary of State for Communities Sajid Javid has said he will make a decision on whether Cuadrilla can resume work after the company […]

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