Category Archives: Coalbed methane

Fracking – what’s going on in England ?

As the Scottish Government consults on whether or not to allow fracking to go ahead, a look south of the border gives a taste of what may come to pass if Ministers end up allowing the controversial industry to proceed. … Continue reading

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Let’s be climate leaders in 2017

Many people would rather forget 2016 and its catalogue of mistakes, disasters and deaths. On the environment, we saw US President-Elect Trump start a witch hunt of climate scientists and propose putting climate sceptics and oil executives in charge of … Continue reading

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Fight Fracking for a Fossil Free Future

As I write this I’m about to head for the UN climate conference in Marrakech, where countries are supposed to be agreeing on the actions that will deliver on the ambition of the Paris Agreement, signed last December. A key … Continue reading

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The SNP conference – what REALLY happened on fracking ?

Oh dear.  When the fracking voting at the SNP conference was over I knew the media would have trouble explaining it.  But their early online stories have outdone themselves this time, producing headlines which are the opposite of what actually … Continue reading

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Broad Alliance letter to MPs on Infrastructure Bill

An alliance of nearly 30 community groups sent every Scottish MP a letter urging them to vote for a moratorium on unconventional gas via an amendment to the Infrastructure Bill on Monday 26th January. *** On Monday you will have the … Continue reading

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Crunch time for the SNP on fracking

The Scottish Government has been markedly less enthusiastic about the development of unconventional gas and fracking than its UK counterpart. However, circumstances are conspiring to ensure that in the next few months, the SNP will have to finally come off … Continue reading

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Not worth the Fracking risk

Scotland is an increasingly unattractive prospect for the shale industry, with low headline gas estimates and even smaller potential returns. This is good news for the large number of communities across Scotland faced with the threat of fracking under UK … Continue reading

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Inquiry day 12 – Orson Welles, public data and buffer zones

Today we spent a long time picking over Dart’s Waste Management Plan, including a lunch-time huddle on whether the development was an extractive waste area, an extractive waste facility or a Category A extractive waste facility. We also debated whether … Continue reading

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Inquiry day 11 – bog jumpers and fluorescent jerseys

Somewhat ambitiously perhaps, given the slow progress of most of the last two weeks, today’s agenda included three separate hearing sessions. But we made it in the end, meaning timetable is back on track again. First up was Landscape and … Continue reading

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Inquiry day 10 – regulating acronyms

We had a day of PEDL, CAR, PPC, MEW and other TLAs (Three Letter Acronyms).*  This was the first day of hearing sessions – parties sitting around the table having a discussion rather than individual witnesses being grilled for hours.  … Continue reading

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