More than 100,000 people have signed a petition calling on ministers to publish advice on the impacts of fracking on UK climate targets.
The gas industry welcomed the approval this evening for what could be the first fracked well in the UK since 2011 but it was careful not to appear celebratory. Ken Cronin, of the industry group, UKOOG, (pictured right) said: “It is not a precedent. It is a continuation. […]
The head of the fracking company, Cuadrilla, warned this morning that investors didn’t have “limitless patience”.
The energy minister, Andrea Leadsom, promised today there would be “no compromise” on taking account of the views of local communities on fracking.
The Energy Minister, Andrea Leadsom, said today there was no evidence of the need for a single regulator for the shale gas industry.
The head of a research programme on fracking said today there were still gaps in the UK’s shale gas regulations.
In this Fracking Week in Politics: Cat Smith on community veto and local decision-making for fracking plans David Nuttall on protecting protected areas from shale development Peers on how “planning in principle” affects fracking Neil Findlay on Scottish government meetings with shale gas companies Sarah Boyack on cost of fracking […]