The shale gas company, Ineos, has lost its case against the Scottish Government’s policy on fracking.
A tribunal has ruled today that police cannot use “national security” as a reason for refusing to release information about fracking opponents referred to a counter-terrorism programme.
Two of the UK’s leading shale gas companies have been given another four years to drill an exploration well in the Chester area to meet their commitments to the Government.
The Scottish Government created an unlawful policy to prevent fracking in Scotland, the lawyer for two gas companies told the Court of Sessions in Edinburgh today.
A lawyer for the Scottish Government has urged the Court of Sessions to dismiss a challenge by two gas companies to the moratorium on fracking.
Councillors have objected to planning applications at oil sites near Leith Hill and at Brockham in Surrey.
Friends of the Earth is taking legal action against the Environment Agency over the way it granted Cuadrilla a permit to frack in Lancashire.