Whilst Wisconsin has no oil and gas reserves and therefore no fracking, rural parts of this US state have nonetheless been disrupted by the industry’s insatiable need for silica sand, as described in this article in the anthropology journal “Sapiens”
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”
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
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
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/
Farmers in the Pillage area of New South Wales contend that if the basin’s integrity was compromised so too would their ability to farm an area responsible for vast food production. More details at http://www.theland.com.au/story/5103095/showdown-looms-on-pilliga/
Police negotiated the release of workers associated with the pipeline’s proponent APA, who were holed up on a private property, after farmers had formed a human picket line. Farmers were concerned the workers were carrying no identifying documents.
Farmers have again joined demonstrators against fracking, this time at Third Energy’s site in North Yorkshire. More details from Farmers Weekly
Energy firm Ineos is threatening to take legal action against the National Trust so it can carry out a fracking survey on its land