The decision on plans by UK Oil & Gas to drill at Dunsfold in Surrey have been put back again.
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Events in February 2020 and beyond about UK fracking, onshore oil and gas and campaigning
Campaigners who fought Cuadrilla’s fracking plans near Blackpool for nearly five years are now questioning the company’s motives for another site a mile away.
Some fracking for oil and gas could still go ahead, despite the government’s moratorium, a ministerial statement has indicated.
No equipment to identify the source of formation water in the new well at Horse Hill was available in the UK or Europe until next month, the main investor in the Surrey site said today.
A plan for lorry access to the Horse Hill oil site would threaten road safety and disturb local people, the Weald Action Group has complained.
A network of groups opposed to fracking near Formby has called for the scheme to be refused because of concerns about flooding, peat extraction, the green belt, noise, traffic and impacts on wildlife.