The company that wants to frack for shale gas near Formby in Lancashire is pressing ahead with its planning application, despite the government’s recent moratorium.
Angus Energy’s plans to test the flow of oil at its well at Balcombe in West Sussex are now open for public comment.
People living around the Horse Hill oil site near Gatwick Airport have protested about long-term drilling and production plans.
A government adviser has been accused of “negligent failure” for refusing to revise a report on the health impacts of fracking.
Increases in air pollution linked to preparations for fracking in North Yorkshire could happen anywhere the operation is planned, shale gas opponents said today.
About 50 people from the West Sussex village of Balcombe joined a protest this morning against imminent tests at a nearby oil site.
Government report revealing shale gas extraction increases air pollution was unpublished for three years
A government report which concluded that shale gas extraction increases air pollution was unpublished for three years and then released just after ministers approved fracking in Lancashire.