Yearly Archives: 2014

Underground Coal Gasification: Secret Talks In Warwickshire As Public Revolts In Wales

Underground Coal Gasification: Secret Talks In Warwickshire As Public Revolts In Wales

Warwickshire County Council has been engaging in secret talks (Coventry Telegraph) with Cluff Natural Resources, a company with plans to conduct underground coal gasification (UCG) under the county. UCG involves drilling into coal seams, using similar horizontal drilling technology to […]

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Fracking The East Midlands: Total Distraction

Fracking The East Midlands: Total Distraction

  • Oil giant Total plans £30 million investment
  • Mostly in Nottinghamshire and Doncaster
  • However most of East MIdlands threatened
  • Coalbed Methane (CBM) as well as Shale Gas
  • Coal more widespread than shale in region
  • CBM exploration wells already drilled by Dart
  • Shale Companies: eCorp, Egdon and Dart
  • Dart: £24 million Investment From GDF Suez
  • CBM Companies: Dart and IGas
  • Both fighting other Communities at present
  • Threat of Thousands of Wells in Medium Term
  • UCG also lurking Threat in the Region

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Mounting Evidence: The Harm Caused By Fracking

Mounting Evidence: The Harm Caused By Fracking

Summary Below we document the impacts of fracking. Click on a link to jump to a particular section: UK Specific Water Contamination Air Pollution Radioactive Contamination Human Health Agriculture & Animal Health Wildlife Methane Migration Climate Change Fracking Waste Water […]

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Fracking Balcombe: A Threatened Community 2010-2013

Fracking Balcombe: A Threatened Community 2010-2013

In 1986 energy company Conoco drilled a conventional exploration well on the Lower Stumble site situated half a mile from Balcombe village. With the advent of high volume hydraulic fracturing, Unconventional Gas Exploration company Cuadrilla Resources returned to the site […]

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