The fracking company, Cuadrilla, has begun returning its Becconsall site in Lancashire to farmland after the county council refused another extension of planning permission.
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MPs from former mining areas are among supporters of a parliamentary motion calling for 500m gaps between fracking and ex collieries.
Bunding designed to prevent pollution at Third Energy’s fracking site at Kirby Misperton was in such a poor state during part of last month that it would not contain a spill, according to a warning from the Environment Agency.
Two environmental campaigners who challenged Ineos’ injunction against shale gas protests have won the right to go to the Court of Appeal.
This post has live updates from discussions by Surrey County Council’s planning committee on proposals by Europa Oil and Gas to install fencing and buildings at its site at Bury Hill Wood near Leith Hill. Link to meeting agenda The company wants to surround the site with 2m […]
Campaigners call for fracking moratorium in former mining areas after new report reveals shale gas plans overlooked key geological data
Fracking companies have failed to use all available geological data when applying for planning permission, according to a report launched at Westminster this afternoon.
Government ministers were questioned by MPs last night about their proposals to take fracking decisions out of local control and scrap the need for planning applications for exploration sites.