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Ecotricity submits rival Green Gas applications at Fracking sites

Ecotricity submits rival Green Gas applications at Fracking sites

Green energy firm Ecotricity is challenging the shale gas industry by submitting planning applications for rival Green Gas Mills on proposed fracking sites. The company has put in Green Gas Mill applications at two fracking sites in Lancashire: Preston New Road, rejected by Lancashire Council, but then approved by the government over the heads of […]

CLA lobbying victory over fracking liability

CLA lobbying victory over fracking liability

The CLA, which represents landowners, farmers and rural businesses, has said it is relieved the Government has finally addressed concerns over landowners potentially being left liable if something goes wrong in the fracking process. The organisation lobbied the Government for a number of months after the issue of liability was omitted from the Government’s response […]

Government enthusiasm for fracking must respect property rights and long-term liability

Government enthusiasm for fracking must respect property rights and long-term liability

The CLA has accused the Government of having too little regard for property rights and long-term liabilities to meet the demands of energy industry investors in its enthusiasm to realise shale gas extraction. The Association submitted its response to the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) Consultation on Underground Drilling Access which proposes removing […]

Landowners need reassurance on fracking access

Landowners need reassurance on fracking access

The CLA has said reports of a potential announcement relaxing access rights for shale gas operators should come as ‘little surprise’. The organisation said the Government has already made clear its commitment to developing the shale gas industry, but landowners need reassurance if access rights for fracking are relaxed. CLA President Henry Robinson said: “The […]

Backwards thinking Chancellor is ‘fracking up’

Backwards thinking Chancellor is ‘fracking up’

In the budget released this week, the Chancellor George Osborne incentivised the domestic shale gas industry while turning a blind eye to the nation’s legally binding carbon commitments. He has also promised financial incentives, or ‘bribes,’ to communities to encourage them to accept fracking operations. The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) believes […]

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