MPs from former mining areas are among supporters of a parliamentary motion calling for 500m gaps between fracking and ex collieries.
Labour comes out against fracking – but will its candidates in shale gas constituencies back the ban?
As predicted, Labour’s manifesto, published this morning, includes a promise to ban fracking.
Councillors in Nottinghamshire resume discussions in the morning (15/11/2016) on an IGas plan to drill two shale gas wells at Misson in Bassetlaw.
Nottinghamshire County Council has confirmed it will resume its consideration later this month of IGas plans for two shale gas exploration wells at Misson, Bassetlaw.
Next week, councillors in Nottinghamshire will decide whether to give the go-ahead to the first shale gas exploration in the county.
IGas’s plan to explore for shale gas at a site at Misson in north Nottinghamshire now looks unlikely to be decided next month.
IGas gave details today of its shale gas plans for the next year, along with conventional drilling in a national park.
IGas cleared the first hurdle to fracking in north Nottinghamshire this morning with the approval of its application for groundwater monitoring at a site earmarked for shale gas extraction.
Anti-fracking campaigners have called for a delay to the decision on IGas’s plans for groundwater monitoring at a proposed shale gas exploration site in north Nottinghamshire.