The anti-shale gas group, Talk Fracking, has taken the first step in what could be a court challenge to government policy.
More than 100,000 people have signed a petition calling on ministers to publish advice on the impacts of fracking on UK climate targets.
Beginning today, a weekly update of events about fracking, onshore oil and gas and the campaigns around them. Please let us know if any of these details are incorrect or if other events should be added.
Environment Agency “washed its hands” of available waste treatment, inquiry told + other key points from Day 12
The Environment Agency has “washed his hands” of whether there would be available capacity for treating flowback waste from Cuadrilla’s fracking sites in Lancashire, the shale gas inquiry in Blackpool heard today.
Professor Kevin Anderson, deputy director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, gave evidence to the inquiry today against Cuadrilla’s plans for fracking at Preston New Road and Roseacre Wood. Here are the key points from his evidence:
Lancashire County Council put its planning case for refusing the fracking applications at Preston New Road and Roseacre Wood. Its witness, Katie Atkinson, argued that the applications did not comply with local and national planning and mineral policies. Here are our top 10 arguments between the two sides […]
The government has been accused of attacking democracy and privately contradicting public statements, following publication at the weekend of a leaked letter on fracking policy.
bA leaked government plan, published by The Telegraph today, proposed taking decisions for fracking wells away from local councils.
Photo credit: David J Some rights reserved MPs have given the energy secretary, Amber Rudd, until the first week in January to answer questions about the government’s withdrawal of funding for carbon capture and storage.
The Energy Secretary, Amber Rudd, committed the government to replacing the UK’s coal-fired power stations with gas. But in a speech billed as an “energy policy reset” she made very few references to domestic shale gas.