Venue: Christ Church, Long Lane, Aughton, Wednesday 12th October 2pm – 7.30pm. Meet the “Regulators” of the fracking industry!
“As regulators and agencies involved in assessing the impacts of the oil and gas industry our role is to ensure that any exploration and development, including fracking operations, is done in a way that protects people and the environment.
Local communities rightly look to us all to provide reassurance that health and environmental risks are being controlled and managed properly, and to hold oil and gas operators to account.
This session will be a great opportunity for us to meet with local people, explain our respective roles and discuss some of the key issues before sites are identified for development.
Regulating shale gas The Environment Agency is the principal environmental regulator in England. The Environment Agency issues environmental permits for onshore oil and gas exploration.
Licences for onshore gas exploration are granted by the Oil & Gas Authority.
Safety on the drilling site, including well integrity, is regulated by the Health and Safety Executive.
Public Health England is responsible for reviewing the possible effects of site activities on public health.”
Come along and ask questions!