The life of a suspended gas well, described by its operator as dry, was extended today by councillors in Lancashire.
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A group opposed to plans to drill for oil on the Isle of Wight said its campaign had been boosted by more than 670 objections in 17 days.
There was a real risk that Third Energy might not be able to decommission its gas wells in North Yorkshire under new owners, the High Court was told today.
Opponents of oil and gas exploration at West Newton in East Yorkshire have set up another camp to monitor operations in the area.
Lancashire Police has disclosed that 220 allegations of misconduct were made against its officers at anti-fracking protests outside Cuadrilla’s fracking site – but only 15 were upheld.
An anti-fracking campaigner from North Yorkshire who is challenging the regulator of the oil and gas industry finally takes his case to the High Court tomorrow.
Opponents of fracking have paid tribute to Deb Kay, a long-standing campaigner whose funeral was held this morning in Irlam, Salford.
Opponents of fracking near Formby are seeking help from their MP to overturn Covid-19 lockdown arrangements at a council meeting.
Third Energy’s Ryedale gas fields can continue working until 2035, councillors in North Yorkshire unanimously agreed today, despite hearing that the most recent “meaningful production” at some sites was in 2012.
Cuadrilla should be allowed to keep its long-standing Elswick gas production site, Lancashire planners said today, even though there’s been no extraction for more than seven years.