A Lancashire Conservative MP said this evening he was unable to support the Government’s Infrastructure Bill because of its clauses on fracking. A second threatened to oppose the bill later on in its passage unless shale gas regulations were strengthened.
Transcripts of parliamentary questions, answers and debates on fracking and onshore oil and gas for the week ending 5th December 21014 This week saw the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement – see our report on the Statement’s plans for a sovereign wealth fund and money for public information on shale […]
Lawyers representing residents who sought to overturn Cuadrilla’s planning permission to test its exploratory oil well in Balcombe said the judicial review raised important issues.
A High Court judge has ordered the removal of a camp outside Rathlin Energy’s exploratory drilling site at West Newton in East Yorkshire.
A group of Balcombe residents has failed in its legal fight to quash the planning permission granted to Cuadrilla to test and carry out flaring at an exploratory oil well in the village.
Sue Taylor, Vice Chair of Frack Free Balcombe Residents Association said: “We are obviously disappointed. We, along with lawyers Leigh Day, believe the judge did not address our key arguments. Nevertheless, bringing our case to the High Court was a victory in itself, and has raised important issues. […]
West Sussex County Council welcome today’s decision. A spokesman said: “Our planning committee has to make decisions based on the merits of individual applications while adhering to national guidelines and policies.