A Europe-wide public attitude survey suggests people in Lancashire think shale gas will bring some of the benefits being promoted by the UK government. But they are also concerned about risks raised by fracking’s opponents.
An environmental campaigner has won his legal challenge against conviction for obstruction at the Balcombe anti-fracking protests over a year ago.
A Conservative backbencher has challenged the Prime Minster to change the regulations that allow fracking companies to self-monitor their operations.
A group from Balcombe begins a legal challenge tomorrow morning (Thursday November 6th) into the way West Sussex County Council granted planning permission to Cuadrilla for testing and flaring at its exploratory oil well in the village.
7/2/14 The government has dropped its plans to restrict campaigners from challenging planning decisions through the courts. The Minister of Justice (MoJ) recently consulted on a proposal to limit those eligible to take out a judicial review. But this was not included in the government’s response to the […]