The government’s climate adviser has said planning policies must deliver carbon-reduction goals – but it declined to back a landmark legal challenge to how UK onshore oil production is decided.
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An oil company has won consent to continue the disposal of liquid radioactive waste in the South Downs National Park.
The government should drop its plan to ban noisy protests in England and Wales, a parliamentary committee has warned.
The Court of Appeal has scheduled a date for a legal challenge about the climate impact of oil production at the Horse Hill well site in Surrey.
Angus Energy is “weighing up the consequences” of appealing against refusal of a well test at its Balcombe oil site. But the decision was not “foremost” in its mind, it said.
DrillOrDrop’s diary of events in summer 2021 affecting the UK onshore oil and gas industry and campaigns about it.
Alba Mineral Resources has disposed of its 5% stake in the Brockham oil licence in Surrey.
IGas has unveiled plans to produce hydrogen from methane at two of its sites in Surrey.
Planning consent has run out at Ineos’s shale gas site at Harthill in South Yorkshire.
A public consultation opened today on the environmental impact of plans to revive oil exploration on the Isle of Wight.