A government agency has been accused of acting unlawfully in the way it dealt with the change of ownership of the fracking firm, Cuadrilla.
Opponents of the Horse Hill oil site near Gatwick airport are seeking to overturn the decision of a High Court judge.
A government department “worked with” Barclays on the “orderly disposal” of the troubled fracking company, Third Energy, ministerial correspondence has revealed.
Planning approval at an onshore drilling site in Surrey did not need to take into account the climate effects of burning produced oil, a High Court judge ruled this morning.
Oil and gas companies have been warned by their regulator to stop “navel gazing” and do much more to solve the challenges of climate change.
2019 saw a Conservative government withdraw its support from fracking and introduce a moratorium on the process.
The government has followed up on its manifesto commitment to examine the system of judicial review.