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.
A peer is seeking to change the law to ban fracking and the licensing of oil and gas exploration.
A Home Office minister admitted five times today that counter terrorism police should not have labelled the climate campaign group, Extinction Rebellion, as an extremist ideology.
The government has given some details of what would be needed to end the moratorium on fracking in England.
The government has followed up on its manifesto commitment to examine the system of judicial review.
DrillOrDrop has compiled election results from areas with oil and gas sites. We’ve also reviewed the results for key politicians in the fracking debate
With 40+ marginal seats in more 170 English parliamentary constituencies potentially affected by oil and gas licences, the campaign network, Frack Free United, warned today that the impact of fracking on the election should not be underestimated.
Industry and government blamed public opposition to fracking for the slow progress of the UK shale gas industry, according to a secret official report finally released.
The government has failed to comply with a ruling to release a secret report on challenges to a UK shale gas industry.