Government proposals to relax the planning rules for shale gas sites are due to be discussed for the first time in the chamber of the House of Commons.
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Owners of fracking sites may be liable for the clean-up if project backers go out of business, MPs said in a report published today.
The company behind fracking plans at Kirby Misperton in North Yorkshire has increased its loan from Barclays to £19.4m.
A court in Blackpool ruled today there was no case to answer against nine anti-fracking activists who took part in the longest lock-on protest outside Cuadrilla’s shale gas site.
The Scottish government has delayed its decision on whether to ban fracking.
Drilling a second well at Rathlin Energy’s exploration site in East Yorkshire is due to start next month, an investor in the project announced this morning.
There have been at least a thousand objections to plans by UK Oil & Gas for 20 years of oil production at its site at Horse Hill, Surrey County Council has confirmed.