The shadow climate secretary, Ed Miliband, on a visit to the shale gas village of Misson in Nottinghamshire today, promised that a Labour government would ban fracking.
The county which hosted the UK’s only high volume fracking sites voted unanimously this afternoon to keep planning decisions on the process with the local planning authority.
Conservative-controlled Nottinghamshire County Council is looking at options to ensure IGas restores the Springs Road shale gas site at Misson.
The government has confirmed it will not appeal against the High Court ruling that its Net Zero Strategy is unlawful.
The new climate minister said today that developing UK shale gas would be good for the environment, the economy and jobs.
The community group, Protect Dunsfold, has said it is not giving up its challenge to UKOG’s Loxley gas site in Surrey.
The company behind long-term oil extraction at Biscathorpe in the Lincolnshire Wolds was accused today of inconsistencies in its plans.
As ministers consider how to compensate people living near shale gas sites, a DrillOrDrop analysis of the UK’s only fracking community benefit fund raises questions about its value.
The BBC has admitted it was inaccurate for a presenter on a flagship news programme to say that scientists had debunked fears about earthquakes near fracking sites.
An oil company wants to truck radioactive liquid about 40 miles to dispose underground at a site near Dorking in Surrey.