A government department “worked with” Barclays on the “orderly disposal” of the troubled fracking company, Third Energy, ministerial correspondence has revealed.
The cabinet minister who announced the moratorium on fracking last year has been sacked in today’s reshuffle.
The new Conservative MP for the Rother Valley in south Yorkshire is calling on the government to extend its moratorium on fracking to include drilling for shale gas.
Claire O’Neill, the chair of the COP26 talks sacked by Boris Johnson last week, said the prime minister did not understand the climate emergency.
2035 ban on petrol/diesel vehicles will leave UK in “slow lane” of electric car revolution – campaigner
The Prime Minister is bringing forward a ban on UK sales of new petrol and diesel vehicles to 2035.
Some fracking for oil and gas could still go ahead, despite the government’s moratorium, a ministerial statement has indicated.
A government minister seemed this morning to support the idea that a permanent ban on fracking would be the best way his department could tackle climate change.