Opponents of drilling for shale gas from across England joined residents from the south Yorkshire village of Woodsetts outside a planning inquiry this morning.
East Yorkshire council has closed the road to Rathlin Energy’s oil and gas exploration site at West Newton.
The South Yorkshire MP, Sir Kevin Barron, has joined a residents’ campaign against Ineos plans to explore for shale gas in the village of Woodsetts.
A new study has found no clear links between the recent swarm of earth tremors in Surrey and local oil drilling activity.
Updated: A man has spent 27 hours on top of a lorry leaving Rathlin Energy’s West Newton oil and gas exploration site in East Yorkshire.
Two protesters have blocked the road outside Rathlin Energy’s exploration site at West Newton in East Yorkshire for about 20 hours.
Proposals to drill exploratory oil and gas wells near Dunsfold in Surrey have been published – but there are already calls for the application to be put on hold because of inconsistencies in the information.