To understand what is involved in the fracking process it is important to keep up with the public consultations and the information they hold within, as with the Beverley application for a license, it is often too late to participate with the public consultations that are being rushed through as part of planning and licensing process for 'fracking' and unconventional gas exploration. Whilst many of these reports and consultation documents are filled with jargon, are long-winded and 'boring' the information that is extractable is vital in combatting these Oil and Gas 'giants' who have 'farm out' agreements with small companies to get through the planning processes.
From my understanding this consultation document says that a license to explore is a license to 'frack', whereby 'fracking' is part of the exploration process. Once the 'resource' (gas) is found then the application to the local planning authority for extraction is commenced. Under new rules, unless you have a financial interest in these operations, there is no right to public appeal or judicial review. Therefore it is prudent to be armed and battle ready for when they start to 'frack' in your neighbourhood or community ...
Consultation on the Environmental Report for further onshore oil and gas licensing
This is a consultation on an Environmental Report on DECC's proposals for further onshore oil and gas licensing in areas of Great Britain.
The Report identifies, describes and evaluates the likely significant effects on the environment of DECC’s proposals to invite applications for, and issue new licences, and of reasonable alternatives to that plan; and how these effects can be reduced or offset.
This Report is a necessary part of a process of strategic environmental assessment (SEA). https://econsultation.decc.gov.uk/decc-policy/consultation-env-report-fu...
To keep up with the protectors from over the Pennines see here: