UK Oil & Gas plc announced this morning it has relinquished an oil exploration licence near Dorking in Surrey, which included a controversial site near the Leith Hill beauty spot.
UK anti-fracking campaigners have joined calls to block an expansion plan by the petrochemical company Ineos in Belgium.
Frack Free United, a network of campaigners opposed to fracking, was runner-up in a national awards scheme run by the Sheila McKechnie Foundation.
Environmental campaigners walked slowly in front of tankers on their way to the Horse Hill oil site in Surrey this morning.
The UK energy minister said this evening that fracking was over and the government had “moved on”.
More than 100 campaign groups have urged the UK and Scottish governments not to bail out part of the Ineos group because of losses during the coronavirus outbreak.
With the government announcement last week to postpone its decision on plans at IGas’s Ellesmere Port site in Cheshire, a member of Frack Free Upton reflects on, and celebrates, the local campaign against the onshore gas industry.
Ineos has withdrawn the long-running planning application for coalbed methane extraction at Airth in Falkirk. Opponents of the scheme for 22 new wells and 14 new sites described the decision as “fantastic news”.
Events in February 2020 and beyond about UK fracking, onshore oil and gas and campaigning