Petrochemical company INEOS has admitted that it is meeting increasing resistance from farmers to its plans for seismic testing ahead of fracking. More details in Farmers Weekly
Whilst not taking a position for or against fracking, the Country Land and Business Association (CLA) have written to complain about the manner in which INEOS have been approaching landowners for to access their land. See “CLA condemns fracking company’s approach to land access”
Farmers from New South Wales in Australia tour neighbouring Queensland to find out what impact shale gas and coal seam gas extraction has had on the local economy. Did the promised prosperity materialise?
Branded a “nimby” by fellow Conservative Liz Truss because of support for his constituents and their concerns over alleged intimidation by petrochemical company INEOS, Weaver Vale MP Mike Amesbury visits local farmer whose case he raised in Parliament. More details in Farming UK: https://www.farminguk.com/news/-Nimby-MP-visits-Cheshire-farmer-concerned-with-fracking_48884.html
For more details, including the full text of their joint letter, see this Farmers Weekly article: https://www.fwi.co.uk/business/northern-landowners-say-no-fracking.htm
Petrochemical giant INEOS has been given permission to challenge the National Trust’s refusal to allow access to its land for seismic surveys associated with fracking. More details in Farmers Weekly
Dozens of Groningen farmers arrived in The Hague with their tractors to protest against fracking. Groningen has been plagued by damaging earthquakes for many years as a result of intensive gas extraction
Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/world/dutch-farmers-protest-fracking-as-govt-set-to-cut-gas-output/article/513761#ixzz564cYOmCq
The fracking industry is approaching farmers and landowners seeking access for seismic surveys.
Fracking companies want access to land to carry out seismic surveys in order to study the geology in an area. Seismic surveys are often a precursor to fracking taking place in the area being surveyed.
We have been informed by some of our members that land agents engaged by INEOS have been approaching landowners around the Malton, Norton areas and out towards the Yorkshire Wolds in North Yorkshire to negotiate access to land for the purpose of carrying out seismic surveys.
We know that some landowners and farmers are refusing to allow access. You may find our section “Your Rights” helpful, as this relates to access on to land by fracking companies.
Marilyn Cameron, a member of the Annapolis Valley Farmland Trust Association and No Farms No Food (a citizens’ coalition for protection of farmland in Kings County), writes in support of the Canadian province’s moratorium on fracking. More details in the “Truro Daily”
As reported in the Sunday Telegraph, the National Trust continues to defend its right to prevent fracking on its land*. Clumber Park general manager Beth Dawson has written to Lynne Campbell, the Planning and Environment Manager at INEOS, making a personal appeal to her to stop the application, and inviting her to visit the estate so she can see the ‘nature-rich oasis’ for herself.
*For an overview of landowner rights in relation to fracking, see http://www.cfoy.org.uk/seismic-surveys/