2020 was a frack free year in the UK because the shale gas industry failed to persuade ministers to lift blocks on the process.
The government has been asked what assessment it has made of the decision by Aurora Energy Resources to drop its plans to frack near Formby in Lancashire.
The would-be shale gas company, Aurora Energy Resources, has withdrawn its planning application to frack near Formby in Lancashire.
Opponents of fracking near Formby are seeking help from their MP to overturn Covid-19 lockdown arrangements at a council meeting.
A campaign group is seeking to overturn council coronavirus arrangements which they say deny them the right to speak in person at a meeting to decide major plans to frack near Formby.
Local authorities in England have been given new powers from tomorrow to hold meetings, including planning committees, by video or telephone conferencing.
Events in March 2020 and beyond about UK fracking, onshore oil and gas and campaigning
The assessment of earthquake risk from fracking at a proposed shale gas site in Lancashire is superficial, outdated and not justified, experts have concluded.
A network of groups opposed to fracking near Formby has called for the scheme to be refused because of concerns about flooding, peat extraction, the green belt, noise, traffic and impacts on wildlife.
A provisional date has been set for the decision on fracking plans in Lancashire – the first to be considered since the government announced a moratorium last year.