A controversial law to increase police powers to control protests was included in the Queen’s Speech this morning. The speech also included other already-announced plans for new environmental targets, an overhaul of the planning system and changes to the way public decisions could be challenged in court.
A climate campaigner is to take her long-running fight against the development of oil wells in Surrey to the Court of Appeal.
UK Oil & Gas is scaling back the High Court injunction against protests at its sites.
Two campaigners who locked themselves together outside the Horse Hill oil site near Gatwick Airport more than a year ago will not be prosecuted.
The government’s long-awaited Energy White Paper, published today, warned the oil and gas sector it “must go considerably faster in reducing its own carbon footprint or risk losing its social licence to operate”.
The government is standing by its moratorium on fracking in England after new research concluded that induced earthquakes were hard to predict and manage.
Surrey County Council told the High Court today it had acted lawfully in granting consent for two decades of production at the Horse Hill oil site near Gatwick Airport.
Opponents of oil production in Surrey gathered to decorate fencing outside the Horse Hill site this morning as a legal challenge began at the High Court.
A legal challenge at the High Court this morning could have wide-ranging implications for future proposals that have a large carbon footprint.
A government minister and an environmental organisation are to participate in a legal challenge over the climate effects of oil production at a site in Surrey.