The Environment Agency has withdrawn its objection to plans for an extended well test at Angus Energy’s oil site at Balcombe in West Sussex.
Emissions of methane from fossil fuels have been underestimated by up to 40%, according to a new study.
The cabinet minister who announced the moratorium on fracking last year has been sacked in today’s reshuffle.
Planning approval at an onshore drilling site in Surrey did not need to take into account the climate effects of burning produced oil, a High Court judge ruled this morning.
Measures to protect the environment during proposed work at the Balcombe oil site in West Sussex are “inadequate, incomplete and misleading”, villagers have complained.
Important sections of the injunction against protests outside Cuadrilla’s fracking site near Blackpool have been abandoned.
The decision on Angus Energy’s planning application for an extended well test at Balcombe will not now be made this month.