Fracking Week in Parliament 1 The Scottish Government has been urged to stop exploration for shale gas by Ineos in an area between Glasgow and Falkirk.
Ineos said today it was astonished to learn that the Scottish Government claimed it had not issued a ban on fracking in Scotland.
The Scottish Government created an unlawful policy to prevent fracking in Scotland, the lawyer for two gas companies told the Court of Sessions in Edinburgh today.
A lawyer for the Scottish Government has urged the Court of Sessions to dismiss a challenge by two gas companies to the moratorium on fracking.
Councillors in Derbyshire are standing by their concerns that Ineos shale gas plans for the village of Marsh Lane would have an unacceptable impact on local roads and highway safety.
A second council is recommending dropping traffic concerns as a reason for opposing Ineos shale gas plans, within weeks of a public inquiry.
The public inquiry into plans by Ineos Upstream for shale exploration plans in South Yorkshire is expected to end today.
Live reporting from Day 6 of the public inquiry into Ineos plans for shale gas exploration at the South Yorkshire village of Harthill.
Today’s session of the public inquiry heard statements from members of the public, community groups and campaigners. This post has a selection of these statements.
The court considering a challenge to the Scottish Government’s ban on fracking has been told the policy is required to meet climate change commitments.